“two hundred and fifty thousand miles on a clear night in June” | a soundtrack

“two hundred and fifty thousand miles on a clear night in June” | a soundtrack

This gorgeous month has inspired lines in so many songs, as witnessed in our snippet from Eminem’s “Space Bound” as our title. This month in 2019 is bearing witness to the release of so many incredible gems, and we’re so lucky to be pitched hundreds of them a day! The stand outs — regardless of genre — are featured in our monthly soundtracks, and June’s is ready and raring to go below! Featuring Taylor Alexander, City and Colour, Ryan Egan, Leah Kate, K. Flay, and many more, this will be one you want to flag for the rest of your summer!

Check back all month long as we add more stunners to the list!

hēran soun, “barricade”

hēran soun, “barricade”

Hēran Soun is about to truly take the world by storm. His brand of indie alternative has been crafted through years of obsession with music. His perspective is wildly different than most, as he lived mostly in silence until the age of nine. It was at that age that he was able to hear fully for the first time, and music became his muse. You can truly tell that this is the case when listening to his debut single “Barricade”. Sprawling, ethereal, enigmatic. Check it out below.

Keep up with Hēran Soun here.

boulevards, yadig!

boulevards, yadig!

Funk artist Boulevards (Jamil Rashad) recently released his brand new fourteen-track stunner YADIG! We learned quickly that this album is going to be included in our stack of favorites for 2019, hands down. From first track “Lord Knows”, there is a sense of absolute comfort in the landscape of this album, a feeling of warmth within its funk-filled tracks.

As Boulevards bounces from topic to topic with the introduction of each new track, we are taken back in time a bit to a sound that is very reminiscent of the 70s. Funk is what Boulevards has mastered, an unconventional type that finds these tracks perfect for a gallery opening, small backyard barbecue, or a wedding day soundtrack. To find something that versatile and this lush is absolutely unheard of, and we’re floored by the artistry of YADIG! 

Check it out below!

Keep up with Boulevards here.

viana, “wine & roses”

viana, “wine & roses”

“Wine & Roses” might be alt-pop musician Viana‘s debut single, but that fact isn’t something you could tell from the production quality of the song. The carefully woven lyrics over beds of instrumentals and a hard bass line make you want to dance and slow things down all at once.

Viana’s vocals bring out an edge that make us feel even more powerful as the song goes on. We’re big fans, and cannot wait to see how her career unfolds in the coming months and years!

Keep up with Viana here.

creature comfort | portraits @ bonnaroo 2017

creature comfort | portraits @ bonnaroo 2017

In 2017, I was out in the most phenomenal weather, covering Bonnaroo as Editor of another publication. It was an integral year for me as a photographer and reviewer, and a whirlwind experience during which I happened to be dubbed “Mayor of Bonnaroo” by one of its creators. As Bonnaroo 2019 approaches this week, we are presenting some flashback beauts of that festival. Below, find some fun portraits of Nashville’s Creature Comfort in the artist lounge.