New On Our Nashville Spotify Playlist: Moon Taxi, Steelism, Tristen, Them Vibes, & 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

“Two High” by Moon Taxi – Playing The Ryman on May 23 and 24
“Eno Nothing” by Steelism – Playing Mercy Lounge on June 29
“Purple Tongue” by Kellen of Troy – Playing Acme Feed & Seed on May 9
“Peaceful Easy Feeling” by Tristen
“Lucky Strike” by Mary Bragg – Playing The Bluebird Cafe on May 9 
“Never Been Scared” by Nduka
“Electric Fever” by Them Vibes
“Better Have Burn Heal” by Free Throw – Playing The End on July 1
“My Window” by Pale Lungs – Playing The End on June 6
“Don’t Feel Bad” by Daisyhead
“Did It Anyway” by Kid Politics
“Melt” by Natalie Madigan

Touring artist additions

“High Ticket Attractions” by The New Pornographers – Playing Exit/In on July 16
“Andrew Eldritch Is Moving Back to Leeds” by The Mountain Goats – Playing Cannery Ballroom on May 23

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PHANGS Teams Up with R.LUM.R for Dream Team Track “Always Been U”

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Promising Nashville pop project PHANGS teamed up with fellow Nashvillian, r&b artist and fire-hot performer R.LUM.R for new high-inducing single “Always Been U.” It’s a thrilling third act following his first two singles, “Cul De Sac” and “One & Lonely.” PHANGS’ vocal delivery is as smooth as ever, and the hazy, sweet effect it has rubs off on R.LUM.R’s verse for a combo that goes together like a cherry-lime ICEE. Running right at three minutes, it’s a summery treat pop lovers will enjoy until the last drop.

PHANGS, a.k.a. Jake Germany, is quietly building an army of passionate fans that most artists only dream of. The former Cardboard Kids frontman spends time creating a personal fan experiences so they’re a part of the ride. The combination of catchy tracks, slick artwork and more frequent live dates make PHANGS a white-hot bright spot in Nashville’s burgeoning pop community.

Germany tells Los Angeles blog Kick Kick Snare, “Living in Nashville, I’m lucky to have talented friends that I get to also be fans of. I wrote this tune almost a year ago and was fortunate enough to have my dude R.LUM.R come through to track and write on this song. It didn’t feel forced at all…just a couple friends hanging out and making music.”

Listen to “Always Been U” feat. R.LUM.R by PHANGS below, and be sure to check him out on social media for more news.

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New On Our Nashville Spotify Playlist: PHANGS, Emily Vaughn, Ty Segall, The Orwells, & 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:

“Always Been U (feat. R.LUM.R) by PHANGS – Playing The Basement East on May 26
“Mood” by Emily Vaughn
“Cinnamon Gum” by Mags Duval – Playing 3rd and Lindsley on May 3
“Gasoline” by Reign
“Cumberland Gap” by Jason Isbell & The 400 Unit – Playing The Ryman on October 10-15
“Tear Us Apart” by Swear and Shake – Playing The High Watt on June 29
“Top Tier” by Lonely Benson

Touring artist additions:

“make daddy proud” by Blackbear – Playing Marathon Music Works on June 20
“American Boyfriend” by Kevin Abstract – Playing Bonnaroo on June 8 
“The Cost of Doing Business” by Christopher Paul Stelling – Playing The Basement on May 31
“Black Magick” by Ty Segall – Playing Mercy Lounge on May 25
“They Put A Body In The Bayou” by The Orwells – Playing Bonnaroo on June 8
“Charge Up The Power” by Goodbye June – Playing The Basement East on May 5
“Matter of Time” by Surfer Blood – Playing Exit/In on June 23

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[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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