New On Our Nashville Spotify Playlist: Betcha, Sad Baxter, Josie Dunne, Daniella Mason, Smino, Bea Miller, Ruby Boots, & 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

“Lucy Lucy” by Betcha
“Pressure” by *repeat repeat – Playing 3rd and Lindsley on June 2
“Nothing” by Sad Baxter – Playing Drkmttr on July 11
“For Life (Take You out, Treat You Right” by Stephen Day – Playing Exit/In on April 29
“Same” by Josie Dunne
“Get Me Out of My Head” by Daniella Mason
“Ångström” by REMMI
“Autopilot” by Ashley Leone
“What This Feels Like” by Claire Maisto
“Only Everything” by Quinn Lewis
“Don’t Talk About It” by Ruby Boots – Playing The High Watt on May 2
“Awkward Phase” by Indianola – Playing The High Watt on May 2
“Under My Door” by Patrick Damphier
“Nothing Left” by Luisa Lopez – Playing The Basement on June 2

Touring artist additions

“KLINK” by Smino – Playing Cannery Ballroom on May 2
“Let Go” by Beau Young Prince – Playing Exit/In on June 10
“Tip Top” by Pap Chanel – Playing The Ring at 2525 Heiman St. on May 25
“it’s not u it’s me ft. 6LACK” by Bea Miller – Playing Mercy Lounge on
“Tough Enough” by Ex Hex – Playing Exit/In on May 3

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[NO COUNTRY PREMIERE] Sad Baxter Navigate Anxiety with New Single “Nothing”

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Last month, local grunge pop duo Sad Baxter returned with their first taste of new music since last year, an earnest tune called “The Atmos,” which pondered the untenable distance of a crumbled relationship, and gave us our introductory glimpse at the band’s in-the-works followup to their breakout 2018 EP So Happy. Today, we’re incredibly excited to premiere another new single from Sad Baxter: a hypnotic, self-reflective, and confessional song called  “Nothing”.

Another incredibly personal and melancholy tune, this time about navigating anxiety and its personal effects, guitarist/vocalist Deezy Violet explains that “‘Nothing’ is a song about anxiety– I wrote it before I really even knew that word applied to me. To me, this song was about a voice in the back of my head that would go from quietly suggesting little unpleasant thoughts to feeling like it was screaming the worst possible scenarios at me. The last line of the song, ‘nothing’s got a hold on me’ is… a joke–it’s the idea that you can say ‘nothing is really wrong,’ all while knowing that hopeless thoughts about nothingness and pointlessness are always going to be looming over you.”

Adding more personal context, Deezy tells us “When I wrote this song, I’d be out with friends and suddenly feel like I had no business having left my house, so I’d panic and try to figure out how to slip away and go home unnoticed. I’d be stuck at home, trying to reason with myself why I deserved better thoughts than what I had floating around in my mind. It’s kind of scary to realize you have something gnawing at you, always forcing you to think bad thoughts–about yourself, about what could happen to you, about…everything. Every day you have to go about your regular business, and people have no idea there is this crazy inner battle happening. Hence people always saying things like, ‘Why ‘SadBaxter?’ or ‘For a band with ‘Sad‘ in the name, you seem anything but!'”

Since first hooking us with their 2016 debut, Weirdy, Sad Baxter have never been shy about juxtaposing personal, raw, sad, honest, and sometimes sarcastic themes with more upbeat, grungy, pop accessible, singalong worthy hooks, and judging by their latest tracks, easily the band’s strongest to date, that sad/happy vibe continues on with their next record. Stream “Nothing” below right now, then catch Sad Baxter live July 11, when they return to Drkmttr for a performance with LA’s Potty Mouth (tickets here)!

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New On Our Nashville Spotify Playlist: Twen, Sad Baxter, Daniella Mason, Quinn Lewis, morgxn, & 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

“Waste” by Twen
“The Atmos” by Sad Baxter – Playing Drkmttr on April 24
“Modern Chemistry” by Okey Dokey, Liz Cooper & The Stampede
“Deepest of Wells” by Daniella Mason
“Pushing All My Friends Away” by Quinn Lewis
“Mess” by Elle Azar
“Sleepwalkin” by LUTHI
“Twenty Something” by Nightly
“Love Is on a Roll” by Sam Outlaw
“Off at 11” by J.D. Simo
“Unanswered Questions” by Case Arnold, Gracen Hill
“Moody” by Savannah Sgro
“Movies at Night” by James Droll
“All I Wanna Do” by SVRCINA
“Mosaic” by Lo
“Damages” by Levi Ray, Ryan Prewett
“Deja Vu” by Brit Daniels

Touring artist additions

“bad guy” by Billie Eilish – Playing Ascend Amphitheater on June 21
“Holy Water” by morgxn – Playing Cannery Ballroom on May 17

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Sad Baxter Return with Melancholy New Single “The Atmos”

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We’ve been obsessing over local duo Sad Baxter for years now, who, with their grungy riffs, pop accessibility, and personal and melancholy themes craft typically sad, sarcastic songs which are delightfully juxtaposed with singalong worthy hooks, making them an essential rising act in Nashville’s flourishing underground rock scene. Their debut LP, Weirdy, arrived in 2016, and since then the group have only managed to generate more and more buzz, touring the country honing their fun, engaging live show, and crafting one of our favorite records of last year with their fantastic followup EP, So Happy.

Ahead of plans to hit the road in late April with fellow local faves Reality Something, the duo of guitarist/vocalist Deezy Violet and drummer Alex Mojaverian returned this week with their first new track since last summer, a particularly earnest and melancholy new tune called “The Atmos,” in which Violet ponders the untenable distance of a crumbled relationship. Hard-hitting, heavy yet poppy, and mesmerizing in all the ways we love about Sad Baxter’s signature sound, the brisk tune is an exciting indicator of new music to come, and will definitely be a staple of our spring playlist rotation.

Hear “The Atmos” below, then catch Sad Baxter live April 13 as part of Vinyl Tap‘s Record Store Day celebration, and again April 24 at Drkmttr to kick off their tour with Reality Something, along with Datenight and Lonely Parade!

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New On Our Nashville Spotify Playlist: Sad Baxter, Childish Gambino, Shakey Graves, Andreas Moss, Black Milk & 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

“Believe Me” by Sad Baxter – Playing The High Watt on August 18
“Don’t Tell Our Friends About Me” by Andrew Combs – Playing The Basement on July 27
“Shelter” by BASECAMP
“What If?” by Caroline Kole
“Kokain” by Andreas Moss
“What’s Going On?” by Ni/Co
“Automatic” by The New Schematics – Playing Mercy Lounge on July 28
“Move with the Tide” by Sucre – Playing Basement East on August 3
“Gucci (feat. Hypen)” by Johnny Phrank
“All I Do Is Look at My Phone” by Messyah
“The Dreamer’s Anthem” by Brian Brown
“Hey Dude” by Justin & The Cosmics – Playing Fond Object on July 27

Touring artist additions

“Three Futures” by Torres – Playing Basement East on August 19
“Feels Like Summer” by Childish Gambino – Playing Bridgestone Arena on October 12
“Counting Sheep” by Shakey Graves – Playing Ryman Auditorium on October 3
“Tourniquet” by Meg Myers – Playing Mercy Lounge on September 26
“The Deep End” by Tall Heights – Playing The High Watt on November 12
“Fall In Love” by Slum Village – Playing Exit/In on July 23
“What It’s Worth” by Black Milk – Playing The High Watt on July 31

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