Japandroids Premiere “North East South West” Video | See Them Nov. 7 at Cannery Ballroom

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Five years after the release of their masterpiece sophomore effort Celebration Rock, Canadian indie/garage punk duo Japandroids, now more than a decade into their run, remerged earlier this year with a long-awaited followup: Near to the Wild Heart of Life. Written and recorded over two years in four cities across all of North America, the LP, more polished and honed than anything that’s come before it, follows the band’s established eight-song template, and channels influences of Tom Waits, Townes Van Zandt, The National, authors Clarice Lispector and James Joyce, and more to inform its punk-spirited, noise poppy, heartland rock-adjacent aesthetic.

As we announced earlier this year, the group are set to finally make their way back to Nashville, following 2010 and 2012 shows at The End and Exit/In, for a Nov. 7 show at Cannery Ballroom with Cloud Nothings. Ahead of that outing, they’ve just released a brand new music video (which is actually quite a rarity for them) for single “North East South West,” capturing their time on the road, and serving as something of a sequel to their one and only other video, 2012’s “The House that Heaven Built.” Watch the spot below to get excited for their Music City return, and grab tickets here if you haven’t yet!

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Depeche Mode Debut New Video For “Cover Me” | Catch Them Sept. 18 at Ascend Amphitheater!

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Earlier this year, we told you that famed English synthpop and new wave pioneers Depeche Mode are set to play their first Nashville show since 1988, and only second ever, at Ascend Amphitheater on Sept. 18. While tickets managed to promptly sell out, there are still some VIP/Platinum seats left for superfans willing to shell out, as well as more moderately priced (but still gouged) verified resale tickets here (and, surely, even more if you want to pursue other resale sites or take your chances with Craigslist), making it totally possible, though expensive, to still attend.

Achieving massive fame in the mid ’80s, which has continued on ever since, making them one of the most commercially successful rock bands in history, the group helped popularize and influence synth-heavy, electronic rock and the new wave boom, which, in turn, inspired techno, electronica, and industrial rock in the ’90s. Unlike many of their peers, Depeche Mode have never stopped releasing new music at a pretty regular clip, and their latest and 14th album Spirit arrived earlier this year.

Continuing to support their inspired new effort, the group have just released a new video for single “Cover Me,” which, with an artsy, black and white vibe, helmed by Dutch filmmaker Anton Corbijn, chronicles frontman Dave Gahan both drifting through space and wandering LA in astronaut gear- perhaps a not so subtle nod to the LP’s self-proclaimed Bowie inspiration. Watch the new spot below, and, even if it breaks the bank a bit, search long and hard for tickets if you don’t already have them, because this is going to be an amazing show!

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Watch Bleachers Perform for NPR’s Tiny Desk | See Them TONIGHT at Marathon Music Works

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We already gave you the full rundown on Bleachers‘ performance tonight, Sept. 13 at Marathon Music Works with Tangerine. The Jack Antonoff-helmed project’s first appearance in Music City in three years, on the heels of absolute incredible sophomore effort Gone Now, it is, without a doubt, one of our most-anticipated shows of 2017. Miraculously, tickets are still available right here, and you should seriously snag them immediately.

If you still not some convincing though, we encourage you to watch the band’s recent appearance on NPR’s popular Tiny Desk series. It’s always interesting when groups as layered and electronic as Bleachers strip down to the Tiny Desk format, and often revealing of their core artistry and the strength of the songs themselves. Navigating “Everybody Lost Somebody,” “Don’t Take the Money,” and “Foreign Girls,” all from Gone Now, with just piano, keyboard/drum machine, and sax, it’s absolutely captivating, and should give you just a preview of how great tonight will be. Watch below!

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[NO COUNTRY PREMIERE] Yon Ort (ex-Wild Cub) Makes Triumphant Debut with “What You Feel”

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Named for early 20th century Dutch astronomer Jan Oort, new local project Yon Ort is the solo vehicle of songwriter and multi-instrumentalist (and self-proclaimed science and Carl Sagan enthusiast) J. Eric Wilson. Raised on a farm in nearby rural Kentucky, Wilson developed a love for music at a young age, and moved to Nashville more than a decade ago to pursue it more seriously after playing in bands throughout high school and college.

After some early work as a solo artist, Wilson joined what would become Wild Cub, playing keyboard with the group from 2012-2015, a time which saw their explosive, breakout success, worldwide touring, and critical acclaim. However, in early 2015, Eric departed the band to once again focus on his solo music, crafting Yon Ort’s debut EP, due out this fall, with production from Wilson’s drummer and former Wild Cub bandmate Dabney Morris.

Set to officially drop on digital platforms this Friday, Sept. 15, we’re very excited to bring you an early premiere of Yon Ort’s debut single, “What You Feel.” With its stylish, electronic and layered tones, it won’t sound foreign to Wild Cub fans, however Yon Ort is very much a distinctly different project, adopting a spaced-out, anthemic, and timeless sound that conjures The Flaming Lips and Tame Impala.

Hear “What You Feel” below, and catch Yon Ort in action Sunday, Oct. 8 in support of Wild Cub and MYZICA at 3rd & Lindsley (what a stacked lineup, right?). Grab tickets here.

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[REMINDER] Don’t Miss Bleachers w/ Tangerine | TONIGHT @ Marathon Music Works

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Following this summer’s release of Gone Now, his highly-anticipated sophomore full-length under indie pop solo moniker Bleachers, acclaimed producer/songwriter/multi-instrumentalist Jack Antonoff has is set to return to Nashville tonight, Sept. 13 for a stop at Marathon Music Works with LA indie pop up and comers Tangerine. Bleachers previously played Music City once, at Cannery Ballroom in 2014, and made a nearby appearance at Bonnaroo in 2015, so this return feels long overdue, and, for now, you can still grab tickets right here while they last! Read on for more about why this is sure to be one of the can’t-miss shows of the year!

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