A Chat with Nate Banks of Arlie

A Chat with Nate Banks of Arlie

Arlie was born in Nashville. While making music on his own at Vanderbilt College, singer and guitarist Nate Banks met Carson Lystad (guitar), Jason Antwi (bass/vocals), and Adam Lochemes (drums). Since the band’s formation, they’ve been busy in the Nashville area, while featured spots on Spotify-curated playlists grew their presence online. We spoke to Nate … Continue reading “A Chat with Nate Banks of Arlie”

Preview: Ceramic Animal at World Cafe Live 2/17

Preview: Ceramic Animal at World Cafe Live 2/17

Ceramic Animal, a band that started as a few brothers playing covers around the suburbs of Philadelphia, has big plans as they begin their run of shows leading up to an appearance at SXSW in Austin, TX next month. Their debut album, The Cart, released in mid-2016, defines their distinct take on a well-loved pocket … Continue reading “Preview: Ceramic Animal at World Cafe Live 2/17”

Artist Feature: Juice

Artist Feature: Juice

Part fortunate dorm assignments, part pre-freshman year Facebook conversations, and part pure luck brought the band Juice together at Boston College in 2014. We spoke with two members of Juice, guitarist Daniel Moss and violinist/vocalist Christian Rose, ahead of their show at Boot & Saddle on Thursday, February 15th, about the band’s music and their … Continue reading “Artist Feature: Juice”

Album Review: MASSEDUCTION by St. Vincent

Album Review: MASSEDUCTION by St. Vincent

Masseduction is Annie Clark (aka St. Vincent)’s fifth studio album and follow up to her 2014 critically acclaimed self-titled album. The album opener, “Hang on Me,” includes a repeating call to another to “hang on me/ ‘Cause you and me/ We’re not meant for this world.” It’s an interesting introduction to ideas Clark addresses later … Continue reading “Album Review: MASSEDUCTION by St. Vincent”

SINGLE OF THE WEEK: Dirty Projectors – Cool Your Heart

SINGLE OF THE WEEK: Dirty Projectors – Cool Your Heart

The last of four singles released in anticipation of Dirty Projectors’ self-titled album, “Cool Your Heart” is an upbeat earworm of a song in an album largely about heartbreak. Dawn Richards joins Dave Longstreth for the sweet, light-hearted track, which also boasts writing creds from Solange. While this retains the distinctive qualities of a Dirty … Continue reading “SINGLE OF THE WEEK: Dirty Projectors – Cool Your Heart”

Single Review: Part Time – Useless Information

Single Review: Part Time – Useless Information

David Speck’s project, Part Time, is known for dreamy synths and easy, laid back pop songs. This offering (new to Spotify, five years old to the real world), “Useless Information,” is a refreshing release. Staying true to his trademark drum machine base and nostalgic sound, Speck delivers a track with more drive than most of … Continue reading “Single Review: Part Time – Useless Information”