NO DEPRESSION – Carey Ott’s Inspirational Travelogue

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For several years now, Carey Ott has been making music that’s remained way too far below the radar. Hopefully, Nocona will alleviate that lack of perception, but even if it doesn’t, it’s a real treat regardless for the knowing few. Co-produced by Neilson Hubbard, an assured master of ambiance and[…]


Daphne Willis – Live Review No Country for New Nashville

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Masha, Daphne Willis, Birthday Club Acme Feed & Seed; Nashville, TN October 25, 2016 Review by Jacob Ryan, Photos by Nolan Knight Our long-running, free, bi-monthly Acme Feed & Seed showcase series is still going strong, and we closed out October on a pop friendly note. We were pleased to welcome melodic pop[…]


Vaudevileins’ World Series celebration lands in NYC tonight

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Truth be told, I assumed Jeff Julian, vocalist and guitarist for Chicago’s Vaudevileins wasn’t going to make it for his early afternoon interview. And I understood that possibility, as the night before, the beloved Cubs won their first World Series title since 1908, defeating the Cleveland Indians in a marathon[…]


The Deli Magazine – Video Premier: Dream Version

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We are proud to premiere the new video from Dream Version for their track “Romance”. The song comes from their 2015 LP Beginners and was directed by Evan Cutler Wattles. You can catch Dream Version on November 30th at Lincoln Hall as part of the New Belgium & Ben and[…]


Come Together by Daphne Willis (covers EP)

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Like the Beatles, but wish they were a little rootsier–like maybe if KT Tunstall replaced George Harrison? Then this is the EP for you.  Willis has a great voice, and her style is organic: It feels live, even if you know it’s produced. This is an excellent EP. Read more http://berkeleyplaceblog.com/2016/09/26/come-together-daphne-willis-covers-ep/


Mother Church Pew – Premiere: “Nocona (High Hangin’ on a Limb)” by Carey Ott

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Nashville alt-country singer-songwriter Carey Ott, will release his newest album, Nocona, featuring contributions by a group of Nashville friends and stalwarts–including Will Kimbrough, Cage The Elephant co-founder Lincoln Parish, and Dualtone recording artist Rebecca Roubion–on Friday, September 9th. Ott says “It’s an ode to the wanderers; the ones who go out[…]


Playlistplay – Hemmingbirds

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Hemmingbirds don’t hide their influence from emo / pop punk / and classic indie bands, they proudly wear it on their sleeves and use it to craft a sound all their own. Their 4 song EP Half A Second, which came out earlier this year, contains melodic, upbeat, and insanely catchy indie pop with[…]


AWAS – Vibey AF

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Nashville-based futuristic-pop duo AWAS, comprised of singer/songwriter Ariel Hill and award-winning producer/composer Danny Melonz have been on our radar for quite some time now and somehow we managed to overlook the fact that they have just recently released their debut EP, appropriately titled Vibey AF, which includes their previously singles[…]