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Video Release: Sound & Shape, "Venus"

Eight years is just drop of pig’s blood in the bucket, and this September is prom night for Sound and Shape. The band’s fourth album, “Bad Actors” will be released the 23rd of this month, and signifies a band weathering several years to hit their stride. They’ve teamed up with accomplished prodcers Matthew MCauley and Casey Wood to create something with such abnormally high levels of prog that it would be a disaster in less accomplished hands. Luckily the band’s tendency to temper some of the heavier thrashing with a sense of urgency and a very rock’n’roll bird-flip to tradition makes it very easy to listen through an album and reach for the next. There’s little doubt that "Bad Actors" will be more of the same. Artistdirect premiered their video for single “Venus” this Tuesday, and while we would have loved to see vocalist Ryan Caudle’s vision for a “three-part space opera” executed, watching the misadventures of a fallen angel was still pretty entertaining. The Sound & Shape’s next Nashville show will be at The End Sept. 26th. -Terra James-Jura

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Sun Culture, "Young Blood"

It seems that the theme of the week is major label expats.  Chase Coy parted ways with Universal about two years ago, and his search for a more authentic creative endeavor landed him in Nashville and brought about the creation of Sun Culture. This project is much more beach-and-club influenced than the acoustic teenage ambles that catapulted Coy into the hearts of the Myspace generation. Sun Culture's debut album was release this past March, every bit the perfect soundtrack to living out the summer on Nashville's nonexistent coast. The band is already back in the studio, and recently put out this single, "Young Blood." It comes from the same youthful and sun-soaked place as the debut album, though there is some added heft when one takes into account the sea change that has occured between 18-year-old Coy and the present day. That takes some major balls to realize a greater artistic goal, especially when it would be so much more comfortable to remain static. -Terra James-Jura

www.suncultureband.com

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Show Alert: The Forty-Eight at the 5-Spot 9.11

The Forty-Eight started in Nashville in the spring of 2013, as an outlet for solo artist and record deal refugee Alissa Beyer. She sought out a group project to counter the isolation felt as an island with a bad contract, and ended up which a high energy pop-punk project that offered her a much higher return on personal fulfillment.  Their debut album, "Radio Symmetry," was released last year, but just recently they've been allowing new material to trickle out on their website and Soundcloud (We're partial to "They Call It Love." Why wasn't it around when we were in high school?) The Forty-Eight are playing The Five-Spot for an early show at 6pm this Thursday with Andy Weathers and Brent Engel & The Upper East Side. Anyone with $5 and a secret yen for Paramore is strongly advised to attend. -Terra James-Jura

 http://theforty-eight.com/

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"Let's Have a Show With No Phones" Show at The High Watt 9.10

This Wednesday is going to be dedicated to anyone that's looked through a tangle of upraised arms holding glowing screens aloft and thought to themselves, "The end of the world is going to be Instagrammed..."

Of course East Nashville Underground would be the ones to put together a completely analog remedy to this epidemic. "Let's Have a Show With No Phones Show" is going to be 100% phone-free, save for two 20-minute "phone breaks" (bless their hearts.) The night starts at 8pm, and the cover is seven fully-refundable dollars should a guest make it to the other side without checking his or her device. While no one is going to be slapping a phone from your hand, consider this an opportunity to reconnect with the way things were done long before you were a twinkle in your daddy's eye.  Your pop's might have said that music was better in his day, but there's a good possibility that he was just paying more attention.

At the very least, this is a risk-free way to have three amazing bands in front of you for your complete and unadulterated listening pleasure: Machines are People Too, Penicillin Baby, and Diamond Carter. While we just raved about Penicillin Baby, we are one of many, and Diamond Carter has been receiving love on all sides, especially from our No Country for New Nashville brothers. However, we're tickled pink by this recent development from the Machines are People Too camp. MAPT have remixed "Middle of the Night," a song by their friends Vinyl Thief that might be recognized from our current album of the month. That sort of synth4synth love, along with with this event's entire concept, are perfect examples of the deep appreciation of music that makes this scene so great. -Terra James-Jura

 

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Field Division Release Single "Faultlines"

Field Division released this single, "Faultlines" on September 2nd, in anticipation of the October 28th release of their debut EP "Reverie State." The track it spectral and gorgeous, and all but grabs a listener's hand and pulls them through the misty soundscape they've built from piano whisps and shuffling, distant drums. The Des Moines natives Evelyn Taylor and Nicholas Frampton have settled here in Nashville, where they've been working with Night Beds and Kopecky Family Band producers Konrad Snyder and Benjamin Kaufman.  They've dubbed their richly layered sound "folkwave," so this EP is going to be setting the precedent for the many that will be following in their footsteps. -Terra James-Jura

www.fielddivisionmusic.com

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