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COIN to Open for Neon Trees at Cannery Ballroom 7.14

Joining the likes of other white-hot emerging Nashville bands, COIN is capitalizing on their 90s childhoods (and obvious love of synth,) and stepping out onto the national stage with plenty of grassroots-feuled momentum. 

The 4-piece crew released their debut self-titled album last month and have already climbed to #5 on our "Popular Locals" list. Their dynamic combination of pop and electrorock is infectious, with ridiculously catchy hooks and danceable tempos. 

Fresh off a stint with Betty Who, the boys are hopping on tour with new wave chart-toppers Neon Trees, then indie dance rockers Walk the Moon. 

COIN and Neon Trees, along with new romantic revivalists ,Fictionist, will be stopping by Cannery Ballroom on Tuesday, 7.14. Grab your tickets here before they're gone!
Until then, watch COIN's (rather dangerous) video for their single "Run." -Caroline Bowman


YØUTH, "Start Again"

Nashville-based singer/songwriter YØUTH could not be more appropriately named. And his debut EP "Start Again" is bringing on some killer waves of nostalgia and windows-down sing-alongs.
Think Friday-nights-of-your-senior-year anthems like early Fun. and Grouplove with the cutting-edge indie/pop sensibilities of Billboard darlings. "Start Again" is well-balanced and emotionally exposing, with the title track primed for indie film soundtrack stardom.
Catch YØUTH on his fall tour and give the EP a listen below. -Caroline Bowman


Birdtalker Releases Live Video for "Blue Healer"

Certain songs illicit an immediate emotional response. Birdtalker's "Blue Healer" is one of those golden few.

It's like standing in the rain on a July afternoon. It's warm yet biting. Refreshing and purely natural. It soaks you to the bone and reminds you that you are human. And you are alive. Their soul-soothing harmonies are delicately placed on dancing guitar riffs over a simple, steady rhythm; It's enough to break down and cry to. And we need more.

If their very first recording is any indication, Birdtalker are headed for big, big things, and we can hardly wait. -Caroline Bowman





First Year on Earth Plays Nashville

Everyone's had it: That urge to sell everything you own and take to the road for a life of adventure and self-discovery. After a tragic loss, Ryan Murphy acted on that urge, and luckily for us, he took his guitar with him.

Fast forward a few years, add a couple of other talented musicians, and First Year on Earth was born.

With crystal clear vocals, upbeat down-home rhythms and well-crafted lyrics telling tales of life on the road, First Year on Earth is shaking things up on the roots scene. And in support of their self-titled EP, they're bringing their folksy/pop sound to Nashville.

The award-winning Austin trio will be at Mad Donna's TONIGHT with Noah Peterson and local bands Little Raven and North N South, and at The Bluebird Cafe's Sunday Spotlight on 7.12. -Caroline Bowman





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