video premiere: “fortyfive” bootstraps

You would never know that Bootstraps wasn’t supposed to be a fulltime gig. The band headed by front man Jordan Beckett and joined by both David Quon and Nathan Warkentin sort of just happened by chance after Beckett put his screenwriting aspirations on hold. Now, with an eponymous debut out, the group is all set to release its video for “FortyFive.”

Taking to the likes of the studio for simple visuals of the guys putting on a live rendition of the track, the video let’s the music itself do all of the talking. A sturdy display of musical versatility matched by a playful melody sets the stage for Beckett’s weary yet powerful vocals and truly ties the song together.

Watch below, and stay up to date with Bootstraps HERE.


video premiere: kiev “be gone dull cage”

It was October of last year when Kiev—the alt-rock quintet hailing from Orange, California—released their debut full-length Falling Bough Wisdom Teeth. Since then, the band’s 60 minute, 13 song musical curation has not only spurred on quite a bit of acclaim, but it’s led to their latest announcement: a full West Coast tour that will kick off in August with Bad Suns. To celebrate, Kiev is supplying the video for its song “Be Gone Dull Cage.”

Sharing their funk and psychedelic rock influences through visuals that reinforce its sound, the hypnotic track is set to a magical journey that sees the band’s members riding on bongo drums while coming in contact with electrified lily pads.

Watch the video below, and keep up with Kiev and all their latest announcements on Twitter HERE.


video premiere: “reload” late guest at the party

Since following the success of their debut EP from Italy to New York in 2011, Late Guest at the Party has been in the studio working on their latest LP Repeater. Officially out as of this past Tuesday, the album is full of hits that combine the bands noticeable 90’s brit-pop sound, electro infused beats, and varying other musical elements that make up their distinct identity.

Releasing their single “Reload” off the record roughly a month ago, today, the foursome follows it up with the visuals. A flashy, fun to watch video, the entirety of the song plays out through shadowy effects and smoky, neon intrigue. As for the song itself? Well, we know it’s good.

Watch the video for “Reload” below, and make sure to pick up your copy of Repeatater.


creative recreation sole sessions: stanaj

Not too long ago, Creative Recreation launched a brand new acoustic series titled “CR Sole Sessions.” Needless to say, we’re fans. Everyone who has stopped by Creative Rec to put their twist on some of music’s biggest hits has absolutely wowed us with their voices. Stanaj is no different.

Covering “Am I Wrong” by Nico & Vinz, the New York bred singer/songwriter flexes his unbelievable voice and gives us a glimpse as to why he’s caught the eye of just about the entire music industry. He’s currently working on his debut album with both Da Interz and The Stereotypes—the same producers behind tracks from the like of Chris Brown, Ne-Yo, Mary J. Blige, Jutsin Bieber and more.

Check out his performance below, and watch all the #CRSOLESESSIONS along with exclusive interviews HERE.

Eric Zayne _MAIN

video premiere: “new york city” eric zayne

Eric Zayne’s versatility is what makes him a musician of note. Offering an eclectic sound driven by his wide range of instrumental capabilities, the soul-infused pop rock artist brings a unique feel to his tracks that can’t be compared to much. But we shouldn’t have to tell you. Zayne’s recently released mixtape titled AutobiograMe supplies you with everything you need to know.

Premiering the visuals for his single “New York City” off that prior mentioned mixtape, Zayne pays tribute to his favorite city in the world that he currently calls home. The video provides simple black and white footage of the Big Apple that acts as the perfect backdrop the edgy groove.

Watch the video below, and keep up with Eric Zayne on Twitter HERE.


premiere: “tuesday” intergalactix

Long time friends Kristian Attard and Serg Dimitrijevic have been behind the scenes assisting some of the biggest names in music for nearly a decade. However, it wasn’t until 2013 that the Australian duo decided to form what is now known as Intergalactix. And with just under a month until their debut EP IWSOM drops, the two are sending a futuristic new single out into the world.

Providing electro-indie grooves via space-age synths and dance propelling sounds, the first track titled “Tuesday” is masterfully crafted from beginning to end. Bass-heavy beats and complimentary vocals round out the jam, but with its wildly addicting chorus, you’ll be playing this well into the dog days of summer.

Listen to the track below. IWSOM is out August 12th.

-photographed by CJ Brion
-wearing Moods of Norway


video premiere: “a new age holiday” evil arrows

Evil Arrows–the brainchild of Bryan Scary that features guest appearances from members of The Stepkids, Dead Boots, and The Dough Rollers–is putting out music at an unbelievable pace. And just to be clear, we’re more than okay with it. Currently three EP’s deep, with more on the way in the form of rapid-fire mini-album-like releases, the group is relentlessly staking a claim in the music world with their glam/indie/Brit pop sound.

Today, in keeping with their trend of continually sending out new projects, Evil Arrows premieres its visuals for “New Age Holiday.” Getting off to somewhat of an eerie start, the video quickly changes tone with one look through a viewfinder. Set to an assembly of enjoyable guitar riffs that are driven by a strong percussion presence, the song really hits its groove once the light and engaging chorus comes in.

Watch the video below, and keep an eye out for everything Evil Arrows has planned.


premiere: grand cousin ep

The trio behind Grand Cousin met way back in 2010 while adhering to their scholarly needs at Wesleyan University. Since then, the alt-pop/rock group has been crafting music that bridges the gap between upbeat grooves and melodic tracks through records like “Better” and “Oxygen.”

And while both those releases let us know that the three-piece was for real, Grand Cousin is all set to drop their debut EP…tomorrow. But because waiting isn’t really our thing, we’re offering a free stream of the full five-track offering. Listen below, and look out for the guys to head out on tour soon.


premiere: slowplacelikehome “luna”

Hailing from his native Irish lands of South Donegal, Keith Mannion is the lone creator behind the sounds of SlowPlaceLikeHome. Releasing his first single “She Comes In Colour Stereo” roughly a month ago, the musician is now set to drop his second track in anticipation for the release of his debut LP Romola.

A woozy and smooth flowing track, “Luna” mixes soothing tones and light compositions, seemingly combining melodic elements that send the listener through a trance-like experience. The track definitely has us intrigued, and if its any indication of what’s to come, we’ll be keeping an eye out for anything SlowPlaceLikeHome related.

Listen below, and preorder Romola, which is due out August 11th via Bluestack Records, HERE.