Video Premiere: “Licking My Wounds” By Punch Punch Kick

THE WHO: Punch Punch Kick (Los Angeles, CA) THE WHAT: When a band is actually a group of longtime friends who just happen to love making and playing music together, it can be a recipe for all manner of fun shenanigans especially when there’s a shared fondness for things fantasy and medieval. Such is the case with Phil McDonald (vox/guitar), […]

Premiere: “No More” By Brenda Carsey

The Who: Brenda Carsey (Los Angeles, CA) The What: Raw. No blemish covered, no wrinkle pressed out, no hair combed, no post color tricks, no shadows hidden. Just raw. That’s how Brenda Carsey describes the video for, “No More”; a song from her 2017 release Solitary Refinement and not one without greater than average significance.   Carsey defines “No More” as “A […]

“Supergiant” By Valley Queen

The Who: Valley Queen (Los Angeles, CA) The What: While a supergiant may be an exceptionally luminous and fast burning star with a diameter more than 100 times that of the sun, it’s also the title track to Valley Queen’s debut full-length album due out July 13th on Roll Call Records. Frontwoman Natalie Carol descibes “Supergiant” as being about “how […]

“Wild Card” By Paul McDonald

The Who: Paul McDonald (East Nashville, TN) The What: “I actually do own that suit!” admits Paul McDonald. “My closet is always a bit overkill. I own a handful of custom suits I’ve had designed for me or I’ve acquired over the years.” We’ll shelve the argument of whether a man makes the clothes or if clothes make the man for a […]

“I Want Your Trouble” By Brandy Zdan

The Who: Brandy Zdan (Nashville, TN) The What: Sometimes it’s the simplest things that can bring on the inspiraton. See Nashville-by-way-of-Canada Brandy Zdan for further. Imagine that you’re dating and one day your beau shoots you a text message that says, “I want your trouble.” Indeed, there are a myriad of ways for one to respond to such a relationship juncture […]

“Inaction” By LEAN

The Who: Lean (Los Angeles, CA) The What: Relationships are hard and there truly is no sensation quite like that of feeling alone while you’re with someone, particularly a significant other. As the Los Angeles duo Lean, Stephen Johnson and Kyle McCammon wield that subtlely sharp indie pop blade with precision in their song and video “Inaction.” Lean just announced […]

“Next To Me” By Imagine Dragons

The Victim. The Witness. The Mother. The Coroner. The Elder Man. The Priest. In this life, everyone has a part to play. Odds are that you had zero intention of tweeting something like, “I’m not crying, you’re crying!” today. Odds are that you will, anyway. In February those Las Vegas favorite sons, Imagine Dragons, tacked the single “Next To Me” onto […]