Preview: Chase Atlantic // Phases

Alt-pop Australian trio Chase Atlantic surfaced in 2014 and have certainly made a name for themselves along the way. Their unique blend of genres highlights their lyricism in a way that some might find hard to categorize. Fueled by dark, gloomy stories paired with upbeat, high energy beats, Chase Atlantic’s music is infectious - you’ll be grooving to the music before you know it!

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Khaos Light // Failure To Adapt

As we move into June and leave May behind us, let’s not forget that May was Mental Health Awareness month. We’re extremely excited to give you our thoughts on an album that takes that subject head on! When you take your first listen to Failure to Adapt, the debut album of Texas based artist Khaos Light, you’re greeted with a content warning as the album deals with interpersonal issues and suicide. This was a nice touch that you don’t normally experience with records.

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Josh Gray // Songs Of The Highway

It’s no secret that country music has evolved since establishing its roots in Nashville. Countless artists continue to lean into the genre for its down-to-earth lyrics and timeless sound. Singer-songwriter Josh Gray is no exception, as he lends a hand in capturing that signature classic feeling while offering an unapologetic view on society today, which transfers directly into his delivery.

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Preview: Frank Iero And The Future Violents // Barriers

Growing up in New Jersey, there were a lot of influences throughout my childhood that helped shape and define who I am. From sports games to the shore, music has always been an integral part of the Jersey Life. If you’re familiar with past projects that New Jersey native Frank Iero’s been a part of, from Pency Prep to My Chemical Romance, his upcoming release with his new band, The Future Violents, holds true to the East Coast undertones of his previous releases while branching out and taking chances.

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Insignificant Other // i'm so glad i feel this way about you

Up and coming indie pop band Insignificant Other released their debut album, i’m so glad I feel this way about you, on April 17th. This Birmingham, Alabama based trio pulls from a broad range of musical influences which can be heard across the following 13 tracks. Vocalist, guitarist, and songwriter Sim Morales puts all of their emotion into each and every song from the highest highs to the lowest lows, both with lyrics and range.

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Del Schueler // One Thing Right

Combining real life experiences with detailed imagery, singer-songwriter Del Schueler’s EP One Thing Right is a four track journey through love, daydreams, and finding the courage to continue moving forward. A rich songwriting background courtesy of Belmont University helps propel Del forward and allows her to shine.

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Grant Duncan // Radiant Sublime

Singer-songwriter Grant Duncan recently released a new full-length album, Radiant Sublime, on March 21st. The ten-track record is a follow up to 2018’s Early Morning Rise and offers a throwback sound in the present time. With most of the songs being dominated by classic guitar, listeners are taken back to the original rock & roll feel. The title track, “Radiant Sublime,” is a perfect lead with just enough hype to get listeners to the next song.

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Fawkes & Hownd // Balancing Act

American/Canadian folk music serves as the base for Fawkes & Hownd’s debut EP, Balancing Act, that recently came out earlier this month. The duo is based in Nashville, although each member comes from a different home. Phöenix Lazare hails from Salt Springs Island, BC, while Justin Kelley grew up on the North Shore of Massachusetts. With both places being small towns, this definitely shows through in each of their songs and in their overall sound.

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Premiere: Kenna // In The Grey

Kenna is a singer-songwriter residing in Nashville, TN. She’s originally from Maryland, and is releasing In The Grey on December 7th, with an album release show schedule the night before in the True Music Room at Nashville’s Cambria Hotel. We’re happy to announce that you can stream In The Grey today exclusively through Out From The Pine Box!

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Lonesome Town Drifters // Greyed Out

Punk rock band Lonesome Town Drifters, aka LTD, hail from Nashville, Tennessee. The band performed at FEST in Florida at the end of last month, and released their newest album, Greyed Out, on October 18th. The 11 track album consists of authentic high energy songs. LTD is made up of vocalist / guitarist Eric, aka “Eric 7,” along with guitarist Nate Benardino, bassist Shawn Wiggins, and drummer Aaron Benson.

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Gracie & The Valley // Chrysanthemum

The upcoming album from Nashville based indie pop group Gracie & The Valley is a flowing series of intuitive discoveries. From the initial spark of a newfound love to the glowing honeymoon stage, from the slow erosion of emotions to leaving nothing behind but the shaken shell of what was once a blooming flower, Chrysanthemum captures both the golden and the gloomy, the sweet and the sour of a relationship as it blooms and withers through the seasons.

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Autumn Andersen // Oh Michigan

Michigan native Autumn Andersen released her second EP, Oh Michigan, on October 20th, 2018. Oh Michigan holds a very modest five songs, each one unique in its own way, and includes the two previously released singles, “Michigan” and “Maybe Moving On.” Although the entire EP relies on an acoustic indie-folk vibe, listeners will get a new sound in each song.

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Grant Duncan // Early Morning Rise

The latest full length album from Tokyo based artist Grant Duncan is here! Having been released on November 1st, Early Morning Rise has an easy going autumnal air to it. As with his previous releases, Grant delivers simple, groovy rhythms that are reminiscent of classic rock household names.

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Divided Heaven // Cold War

Los Angeles based band Divided Heaven recently released their third album, Cold War. The album is the most down to earth, raw, real release the band has come up with so far. Vocalist and songwriter Jeff Berman poured his heart and soul into the lyrics, truly bearing all and leaving nothing out. Berman’s songs resonate with listeners because of the heartfelt stories they tell in true punk rock fashion.

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Cinders // Looking Forward To Looking Back

The second album from Salt Lake City’s six piece band Cinders, Looking Forward To Looking Back, is the perfect soundtrack for those nights that you find yourself staring up at the stars, reveling in the magic of it all. Looking Forward To Looking Back provides a rush of poppy melodies fueled by the kind of synth that you want to sing along to. Yeah, you know the kind.

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Tea Leaf // Disappear

Tea Leaf is the solo project of Manchester based punk band Hora Douse’s front-man, Tom Lee. With lyrics detailing the internal experience that ensues as depression takes the wheel, Disappear is a far cry from the normally boisterous and aggressive punk rock music that Lee creates with a full band. Instead, Lee takes the scenic route with Disappear, complete with slow melodies and gentle, vulnerable lyrics that fall into soft guitar chords as Lee’s truth spills onto the pages.

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Kid You Not // Home Again

North Florida punk rock quartet Kid You Not will be releasing a new album, Home Again, on October 12th through Deep Elm records. Home Again follows their 2017 release Never A Dull Movement and turns it up a notch in terms of driving hooks, catchy choruses, and surging rhythms.

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Michael Morris // Slow Loris

Slow Loris, the debut release from Michael Morris, breathes in inspiration from classic gems like The Wall and Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band. In turn, the album exudes a nod to the past while pushing forward and carving out space for a personalized eclectic endeavor.

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The Faim // Summer Is A Curse

Alternative rock pop four piece The Faim come to us from Perth in Western Australia. The band consists of Josh Raven on lead vocals, Michael Bono on lead guitar, bass, and vocals, Stephen Beerkens on bass and keyboard, and Sean Tighe on drums and percussion. Their debut EP, Summer Is A Curse, was released today. 

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Takers Leavers // Break & Bloom

Southern California’s Takers Leavers have returned with their second release, Break & Bloom, which will be out everywhere tomorrow! The EP, which is a follow up to 2016’s Filthy Animals, features six tracks full of soaring choruses, well placed screams (the fastest track on the album "M.O.A.B." stands out here,) and tasteful breakdowns that will remind you more of early Saosin and Thrice than a beatdown band.

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