[NO COUNTRY PREMIERE] ELEL’s “Animal” Gets Remixed by MIG50

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As they hit the road today for a short run of spring dates with Ripe, local indie rockers and longtime site faves ELEL have shared with us a brand new remix of “Animal,” a single from their 2016 debut Geode, to exclusively premiere. Helmed by producer MIG50, the “Animal”remix brings a brighter, shimmering, tonal shift, transforming it into a fun, dance-ready jam from its groovier, moodier, original take.

On the remix, singer Ben Elkins tells us “I was thrilled when Tony [MIG50] reached out and wanted to remix Animal, I never expected to hear such a different version of that song. Our version is really intense but his version is just so joyful. It feels like the end of a movie I wanted to see when I was a kid, where everyone is dancing because everything worked out in the end.”

With more music in the works, it shouldn’t be long until ELEL drop some new tunes; for now, check out a re-imaginging of an old favorite below! You can also catch ELEL and Ripe at Mercy Lounge on June 1 (tickets here), and as part of Frist Fridays on July 28.

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[TICKET GIVEAWAY] Jamestown Revival w/ Colter Wall | June 7 @ Cannery Ballroom

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With hypnotizing harmonies and wanderlust-inducing lyrics, Jamestown Revival know how to transport you to the open range with just a few notes. They’re back in town for a headlining show at Cannery Ballroom on June 7 in support of their latest album, The Education of a Wandering Man. This time, they’ll bring along Canadian alt-country wonder Colter Wall for a soulful night of music that you won’t want to miss. Tickets are still available here, but we’re also giving away a pair of tickets to one lucky fan! Read on to learn more about the show and enter for your chance to win!

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New On Our Nashville Spotify Playlist: Wild Cub, RAC, MisterWives, Amy Stroup, & More

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Our main goal at No Country is to share music from our favorite local artists and touring acts that hit Nashville. Now you can get straight to listening on our Nashville Spotify playlist

Local music additions

“Somewhere” by Wild Cub
“Night Ride” by Ashley Leone
“Magic” by Amy Stroup
“Move Your Body (Extended Workout Mix)” by Hot Tub Club
“Next Time” by Sawyer
“If We Were Vampires” by Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit – Playing The Ryman October 10-15

Touring artist additions

“May I Have This Dance (Remix) (feat. Chance The Rapper)” by Francis and the Lights – Playing Bonnaroo on June 9
“This Song” by RAC – Playing The Basement East on September 30
“Machine” by MisterWives – Playing Cannery Ballroom on September 21
“Cash Machine” by D.R.A.M – Playing Bonnaroo on June 9
“Summer” by Innanet James – Playing Bonnaroo on June 8
“Love Is A Burden” by Jamestown Revival – Playing Cannery Ballroom on June 7

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Wild Cub Return With New Single “Somewhere”

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Three years ago, there was one name at the top of the Nashville indie pop boom, and that name was Wild Cub.  The band signed to Mom+Pop, who released their debut album, Youth, and saw the group explode onto the national scene with cross country tours, major festival slots, radio play, and television appearances.  After retreating from the spotlight (and moving to Los Angeles and Brooklyn) over the past couple of years to write and record new music, we’re thrilled to see Wild Cub re-emerge.  Late last week, they debuted a brand new single “Somewhere,” which sees the band picking up where they left off with boisterous drums and a surprising horn line carrying the new track.

No news yet of a sophomore record or upcoming tour dates, but we would expect that to change in the coming weeks.  In the meantime, dig into “Somewhere” below to get a taste of what Wild Cub have been up to of late.

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[REMINDER] Don’t Miss Perfume Genius w/ serpentwithfeet | TONIGHT @ Exit/In

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On the heels of stunning new album No Shape, artsy, eclectic, genre-bending soul/indie/pop singer Perfume Genius, the live moniker of Mike Hadreas, is set to return to Nashville for the first time in nearly five years tonight, May 21 for a performance with likeminded New York up and comer serpentwithfeet. Both moody, unabashedly queer, poignantly personal, and artistically unparalleled, the two artists serve as a perfect compliment, and will make for one of the coolest, most interesting shows of the spring. Tickets are still available here, so grab yours now and read on for more about this incredible lineup!

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