[NO COUNTRY PREMIERE] Reign Make Entry Into Synth Pop with ‘Until Tomorrow’ EP

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As the ranks of Nashville’s indie pop community grows, we’re excited to introduce our readers to synth-pop duo Reign and their debut EP, Until Tomorrow.

Founded in 2012, Reign originally started as a garage rock band before shifting gears into the realm of pop. Songwriter / lead singer Ashley Nite and guitarist / synth player / songwriter Cole Shugart took cues from the likes of Glass Animals, Lorde, and Phantogram to form their new sound for Until Tomorrow. The band says, “The EP is a culmination of the highs and lows that we’ve experienced in the transition from youth to adult hood in trying to find our niche. Each song tells a story of major events in our lives over the past few years.”

Standout track “Gasoline” paints a picture of love combusting over lies with a fiery vocal performance and a hell of a synth hook. Other songs like the title track offers a more hopeful outlook. Reign says, “Until Tomorrow, was written a few months after Ashley’s childhood dog passed away. It’s about trying to find closure and light in the dark. We wanted to end the EP with that song because we think in this day and age, it’s important to know that there’s always hope for tomorrow.”

Listen to the synth-pop project’s debut EP exclusively on No Country for New Nashville, and celebrate its April 27 release with a show at The East Room, also featuring Nordista Freeze and Kellie Besch! Details here.

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New On Our Nashville Spotify Playlist: Paramore, Louis the Child, Andrew Combs, The Harmaleighs, & 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:

“Hard Times” by Paramore
“Moments” by Biyo
“Other Voices” by Scale Model – Playing Little Harpeth on May 12
“I’m Not” by Daddy Issues
“The Feel Good” by Rio Ville
“Dirty Rain” by Andrew Combs – Playing 3rd and Lindsley on May 26
“Lady Brain” by The Harmaleighs – Playing Musicians Corner on May 13
“Backwoods Royalty” by Dylan McDonald and the Avians – Playing Acme Feed & Seed on April 25
“Listen Repeat” by Dead Cures – Playing Little Harpeth on May 5

Touring artist additions:

“Love Is Alive” by Louis The Child – Playing Bonnaroo on June 10
“Epoch” by Tycho – Playing Marathon Music Works on May 9 
“Avery” by Generationals – Playing Mercy Lounge on April 30
“My Heart Beats 4 U” by Rooney – Playing The High Watt on June 28

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New On Our Nashville Spotify Playlist: Cold War Kids, Father John Misty, Blackfoot Gypsies, Los Colognes, & 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:

“Feeling” by COIN
“Unspoken” by Los Colognes – Playing Grimey’s on May 12
“Altar” by R.LUM.R, Sweater Beats
“Unsaid” by Jeffrey James
“Madam D’s” by Drew Dixon
“Potatoes and Whiskey” by Blackfoot Gypsies
“Only Know” by Cory Branan – Playing Exit/In on April 21

Touring artist additions:

“Love Is Mystical” by Cold War Kids – Playing Ascend Amphitheater on September 8
“Ballad of the Dying Man” by Father John Misty – Playing The Ryman on September 26
“Precious Possession” by Anna Mae – Playing Exit/In on May 11
“Bad Blood” by NAO – Playing Mercy Lounge on May 2
“You Can Cry Tomorrow” by Betty Who – Playing Exit/In on August 25
“This Land Is Your Land” by Chicano Batman – Playing Exit/In on July 13

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Nashville’s Bantug Releases Dream Pop-Packed EP ‘Blue’

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Bantug made a dreamy first impression last year with single “Wine Beeline,” and we’ve kept up with the Nashville indie artist with subsequent releases over at our Spotify playlist. Bantug compiles all previously released singles with a gorgeous new one to form her recently-released debut EP, Blue.

Bantug’s airy vocals complement her glistening guitars and pristine synths to fantastic results. Clocking in at a little less than 20 minutes long, the five-track Blue EP is a beautiful, fleeting listen. It’s like running into a friend you haven’t seen in too long, having a conversation that reminds you of why you’re friends in the first place, and wishing you could drop everything to hang out longer before the daily rush sweeps you both up again. Fortunately for us, that’s what the repeat button is for.

Bantug’s Blue is out now, so get to listening.

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New On Our Nashville Spotify Playlist: Dan Auerbach, Future Thieves, Daniel Romano, Paul McDonald, & 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:

“Shine on Me” by Dan Auerbach
“Sucker” by Future Thieves
“Call Your Name” by Karen Elson
“Call on Me” by Paul McDonald – Playing Mercy Lounge on April 29
“Trouble” by Adam Agin
“The World Is Ours” by Volunteer – Playing The Basement on May 18
“Stand By” by Jonny P
“Electric Muse” by LUTHI – Playing Marathon Music Works on April 29

Touring artist additions:

“Roya” by Daniel Romano – Playing Mercy Lounge on June 24
“Laid” by The Pains of Being Pure at Heart – Playing The High Watt on June 27
“Tummy Ache” by Diet Cig – Playing The High Watt on June 1
“The Pilot” by Clap Your Hands Say Yeah – Playing Exit/In on April 30

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