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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[TICKET GIVEAWAY] Win Weekend Passes to Bonnaroo 2017!

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Bonnaroo is right round the corner, returning to nearby Manchester, Tennessee for its 16th year, June 8-11, 2017. We’ve been getting you ready with the main stage lineup announcement, the comedy slate, preliminary daily lineups, the introduction of a “new” hip hop and EDM stage, the announcement of this year’s Club Stage performers, news of this year’s late night acts and new camping experiences, the cinema lineup, the the full 2017 schedule, and, of course, our annual Bonnaroo Band of the Day spotlight series.

Once again, we’re also excited to offer one lucky reader the chance to win a pair of weekend passes to the fest, which includes an amazing slate of performers this year like U2, Red Hot Chili Peppers, The Weeknd, Chance the Rapper, Lorde, The xx, Cage the Elephant, Glass Animals, Tove Lo, Portugal. The Man, Tegan and Sara, Cold War Kids, D.R.A.M., Car Seat Headrest, Margo Price, The Front Bottoms, COIN, Deap Vally, The Orwells, Aaron Lee Tasjan, Big Jesus, White Reaper, and tons more!

Head below to check out Bonnaroo’s official 2017 Spotify playlist, check out the full lineup here, be sure to download the all-new app, then enter for your chance to win a pair of tickets!

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TWiN | This Weekend in Nashville | May 19-21

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With warm weather and an abundance of spring tours, outdoor events, day fests, and celebrations, it’s another typically busy weekend in Nashville- lucky for you, we’ve rundown the best of what’s happening. Whether you’re looking for free or low cost way to catch some local favorites, a huge rockabilly and country fest, punk, pop, soul, burlesque, indie rock, hardcore, and more, there are plenty of shows at just about every price point and genre you could ask for. Dive into your weekend plans with This Weekend in Nashville!

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[NO COUNTRY PREMIERE] Listen to Dela Kay’s Electropop EP ‘Empty’ | See Her TONIGHT @ The Back Corner!

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Nashville-raised pop artist Dela Kay takes the finesse of Ellie Goulding’s electronic anthems with the unabashed attitude of Tove Lo to carve out a space for herself. After releasing debut single “9 Out of 10” in 2016, Dela Kay is following it up with a new EP, Empty. It’s streaming exclusively here at No Country for New Nashville ahead of its official release on May 26. The EP includes 2017 singles “Empty” and “I Like You” in addition to two unreleased tracks “Joker” and “Holding Me Under.” Learn more about Dela Kay, listen to the Empty EP and be sure to catch her at The Back Corner tonight, with special guests Jonie and LUKR.

Dela Kay teamed up with Nashville-based producer Femke to produce Empty. Themes revolve around relationship expectations and striving for great things with a strong sense of ambition. Dela Kay says, “Ambition is a wonderful word. I think without ambition in my life, I would be lost. It keeps me moving and dreaming, always reaching for something more. One of my biggest successes in my life thus far, is keeping my ambition alive and well while staying rooted in my identity.”

Creating the Empty proved to be a self discovery process for Dela Kay. She explains, “It’s the closest I’ve gotten to really finding out who I am as an artist thus far, and I’m even more excited for the music coming after it. I’m discovering more and more about myself as an artist and as a human being in this crazy world. The electronic style speaks to me, and I feel like the dark pop nature truly lives in my bones. All of these songs speak to the ups and downs of my relationships with a fun, quirky and edgy feel. I think people will really like these songs because we all have gone through these types of love and loss and want to feel something to remind ourselves we are all connected.”

Though raised in Nashville, Kay was born in Chicago and later returned to the city to study musical theater at The Chicago College of Performing Arts at the Theatre Conservatory of Roosevelt University. Songwriting brought her back to Tennessee, but with a newfound sense of independence. “My Chicago roots keep me bold & independent while the southern side of keeps me grounded and connected to nature & people,” she says.

Listen to the Empty EP below, and catch Dela Kay tonight, May 19 at The Back Corner with Jonie and LUKR. Doors are at 7 p.m., the show starts at 8 p.m., and tickets are $12.

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Brineaboy Premiere Powerful New Video for “Unalienable”

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Nashville based electro pop duo Brineaboy entered the local scene in late 2016, and are quickly picking up momentum with a string of interesting releases since.  The duo of singer Amy Wright and DJ/rapper HA Hill were a chance encounter. The former spent the past few years working with local rock band Yumi & The System and Redflecks, while Hill took a different route than most Nashville musicians as a hip hop dancer and rapper before writing beats.  The mesmerizing result of their union strikes a tone that nods to Portishead, or perhaps Bjork, while incorporating the recent explosion of acts like The XX, Sylvan Esso, and Phantogram.

Brineaboy have released a smattering of singles since last fall, and each have socially relevant messaging with a political tinge, featuring titles like “Ideology,” “Xenophobia,” and “Unalienable.”  The latter was recently reworked into a powerful film noir styled video depicting an unsettling hostage situation.  The video’s director Josh Carples said he and the band designed the video around idea of struggle, explaining “I think the song itself hits on that theme lyrically – ‘Raise your face. Be just who you are… Know who you are.’  It is a call for authenticity in an era filled with fiction and Instagram filters. We think everyone else’s lives are so glamorous because that is what is chosen to show on social media, but those same people have their own personal struggles that you never see. You never see the real person. They don’t dare show just how broken they are. Authenticity can be a struggle when we are surrounded by fraud.”

Head below to check out the video for “Unalienable,” and mark your calendar for June 9 to see Brineaboy perform with PreCog and Damn The Witch Siren at The East Room.  Details are available here.

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