Monday, April 6, 2020

New Music

Kyshona Armstrong – Fallen People

Nashville singer, songwriter Kyshona Armstrong recently released her latest album Listen. The stunning lead single “Fallen People” is an inspiring ballad that explores humanity and unity among the human race. “In a time when we are all so divided, this song was written as a reminder that each and every...

The National Parks – Wildflower

Utah-based indie folk band The National Parks have shared the title track from their forthcoming record Wildflower, due April 17. “This song is about staying true to who you are and not letting negativity bring you down, says lead vocalist and guitarist Brady Parks. “In my mind, a wildflower is something...

Henry Jamison – Still Life (feat. Joseph)

Vermont’s Henry Jamison recently shared his new single “Still Life” featuring sister trio Joseph. The breakup song finds Jamison owning up to his own faults after a failed relationship. “Still Life” the first track from Jamison’s forthcoming collaborations EP Tourism (due May 15) which features Joseph, Darlingside, Lady Lamb...

Jeremi Duran – Don’t Take It So Seriously

Nashville indie rocker Jeremi Duran (formerly of Schools) has released his debut single “Don’t Take It So Seriously” ahead of his self titled EP due later this year. The five-song EP was recorded at 16 Ton Studio in Nashville and produced by Cage The Elephant’s Brad Schultz. Listen to the track below...

Katie Toupin – Don’t Wanna Die

The last few years have been quite the transition for Katie Toupin. The musician left the established indie, folk band Houndmouth to pursue her own career, releasing her first solo album last year. Along the way, Toupin’s personal life also underwent a metamorphosis. Her latest single “Don’t Wanna Die” is about her...

Griffin House – Tell Me What You’re Made Of

Nashville  singer, songwriter Griffin House has released his 13th album Rising Star. The record features collaborations with musicians Brian Elmquist (The Lone Bellow), Joy Williams (The Civil Wars) and Jeff Trott (Sheryl Crow). The LP is accompanied by a documentary film of the same name which shows House's life on the road...

Intern Picks of the Week 3/2/20

We're back for this week's Intern Picks! Tune in every week for updates on what Lightning 100's interns are listening to! Erin's Pick Beach Bunny - Dream Boy Beach Bunny is one of many artists who have been launched to success through this...

Margaret Glaspy- Stay With Me

Margaret Glaspy has shared another song ahead of her upcoming record Devotion. The new single “Stay With Me” sees Glaspy staying in her folk pop zone that she has so beautifully mastered.  “I’m learning that life is painful but you take the bad with the good,” Glaspy reflected on the album...

Mary Bragg – Don’t Walk Away (feat. Drivin N Cryin)

Folk singer, songwriter Mary Bragg recruited Drivin N Cryin for her new single- a cover of Aaron Lee Tasjan’s “Don’t Walk Away.” The song appears on her forthcoming EP Think About It, out March 6. “‘Don’t Walk Away’ has been a favorite of mine since I first heard play...

Hayes Peebles – When I Find My Love

Alt-country singer, songwriter Hayes Peebles has shared his new single “When I find My Love.” Named one of Rolling Stone’s “10 New Country Artists You Need To Know” in 2017, the crooner draws influence from country icons like Townes Van Zandt as well as indie staples like Elliot Smith.

Neon Castles – Infinite Eyes

Nashville has a new supergroup - Neon Castles made its debut earlier this year. The new band consists of Reno Bo on bass, Philip Creamer on vocals, Nate Barnes on drums and Mark Watrous on guitar. The group has released their first single and will open for Sadler Vader at Mercy Lounge...

Intern Picks of the Week – 2/25/20

We're back for this week's Intern Picks! Tune in every week for updates on what we're listening to! Chloe's Pick Natalie Madigan - Remember Why You Fell in Love Natalie Madigan is a rising Nashville singer-songwriter and producer. The track, “Remember Why You...

Amanda Shires – Deciphering Dreams

Following 2018’s To The Sunset and The Highwomen’s 2019 debut self-titled album, Amanda Shires has shared her new single “Deciphering Dreams.” Produced by Dave Cobb, the track features most of her usual collaborators - Jason Isbell on guitar, The 400 Unit’s Jimbo Hart on bass, Peter Levin and The Highwomen’s Chris Powell on drums. 

Purity Ring – stardew

Purity Ring have announced their third album Womb and shared the first single "stardew." The Canadian electronic duo, made up of Megan James and Corin Roddick, wrote, recorded and produced the record due out April 3 via 4AD Records. "Stardew" is the first we've heard from the indie twosome...

Neil O’Neil High Class Kissing

Nashville musician Neil O’ Neil has announced the release of his forthcoming record Modern Agriculture and shared “High Class Kissing.” This is the second track we’ve heard from the LP, due out April 10. “Modern Agriculture is an ethereal alt-country voyage into the desert that wrestles with themes of temporality, humanity’s relationship...

Kiernan McMullan – Are You Leading Me On

Nashville singer, songwriter Kiernan McMullan recently released the new single “Are You Leading Me On,” the first new music we’ve heard from McMullan since his 2017 full length Baggage.  McMullan, who has performed thousands of shows worldwide, has an interesting perspective and it shows through his storytelling abilities. Listen to...

Tré Burt – Real You

Sacramento folk musician Tré Burt was signed to John Prine’s Oh Boy Records after Oh Boy's Director of Operations discovered Burt while browsing music online in 2019. Burt had independently released his impeccable debut album Caught It From The Rye the year before.  Prine and co. were so impressed that they...

Kellen of Troy – Some Tune We All Already Know

Kellen of Troy is the solo project of Nashville multi-instrumentalist Kellen Wenrich. Wenrich’s musical prowess is evident by the number of musicians he’s performed with - from Ray Price to Jenny Lewis and Rayland Baxter.  But while there are many talented musicians in Nashville, Wenrich’s humility alongside the complexity...