Those Lavender Whales prepare to “Lose My Mind” on new album

For those  unfamiliar with Columbia SC’s Those Lavender Whales, there’s definitely a backstory worth telling. In 2014, lead singer/guitarist Aaron Graves (also a founder of Fork & Spoon Records), was diagnosed with a rather large brain tumor. While the word “daunting” comes to mind, it just kind of comes up short here. See, Graves is also married to wife and bandmate Jessica, and together they … Continue reading Those Lavender Whales prepare to “Lose My Mind” on new album

Junior Astronomers get loose with new single “That’s Why”

In late 2016, Junior Astronomers announced their signing to Charlotte’s Refresh Records, an up and coming label with only a handful of artists underneath their banner at the time. Since their inception, the band has worked with Favorite Gentlemen, then Broken Circles for 2013’s  Dead Nostalgia LP, then choosing to self-release for a while. But with their new album “Body Language” coming out June 9th, … Continue reading Junior Astronomers get loose with new single “That’s Why”

INTERVIEW: Glass Mansions Discuss Rebirth, Songwriting, and Looking To The Future

For the better part of a decade, Columbia’s Glass Mansions have forged a reputation as one of the hardest working bands in the area. Infused with DIY ethics and armed with tightly layered, infectious songs, the wide-eyed electro-rock hopefuls started off the year with a bang, releasing their new single, “Nightswimming.” Hot on the heels of dropping the single, the band is embarking on a national … Continue reading INTERVIEW: Glass Mansions Discuss Rebirth, Songwriting, and Looking To The Future

Brooks Dixon Band give us “Good Intentions” with new single

It’s funny, the first thing I was going to mention in this article was how Brooks Dixon/ Brooks Dixon Band have been on a steady upwards trajectory ever since winning a city-wide vote to play Greenville’s Downtown Alive in 2015. Then while I was messaging Brooks, he casually mentions how an older song of his (Begin Again) recently started gaining traction on Spotify due to … Continue reading Brooks Dixon Band give us “Good Intentions” with new single

Lee Bains III & The Glory Fires announce tour dates around SXSW appearance

Politically inspired Southern rockers Lee Bains III & The Glory Fires recently announced their stretch of tour dates surrounding a few appearances at this year’s SXSW. While the band’s new double album isn’t expected to drop until later this Spring/Summer on Don Giovanni Records, the group has been testing out a few of their new songs live and throwing them into their setlists. From what I’ve … Continue reading Lee Bains III & The Glory Fires announce tour dates around SXSW appearance

Daddy’s Beemer release music video for “Rain Dance”

Clemson SC’s Daddy’s Beemer just recently released a video for their new single “Rain Dance”. While the song itself is a pretty upbeat affair, the video brings forward the melancholy nature of the lyrics, showing a protagonist navigating his way through the wreckage of a relationship past. Fans of Phoenix, Two Door Cinema Club and Vampire Weekend will prob dig this track, and it’s also available … Continue reading Daddy’s Beemer release music video for “Rain Dance”

Islander’s Tour Van Broken Into, Band Sets Up Donation Page

Life on tour always offers stressful challenges, but Greenville’s Islander suffered a terrible setback when their van was broken into this weekend after a show in San Antonio. The thieves stole nearly all the band’s personal belongings (including medications)  as well as a fair share of gear. Ever the optimists, the band’s response was one of positivity in the face of hardship: “People that do … Continue reading Islander’s Tour Van Broken Into, Band Sets Up Donation Page