izzy escobar, “warrior”

izzy escobar, “warrior”

Singer/songwriter Izzy Escobar has been through quite a bit to get to where she is in life, let alone in her music career. With vocals that incite goosebumps, she approaches her work with a sense of self that is hard to find within today’s bevy of artists. Her new video for “Warrior” is no different, in fact it enhances that feeling even more. Wearing all red, she leads a group of confident women through the lamplit streets at one point, a beautiful take on the lyrics.

If you’re ready for something impactful, press play.

Keep up with Izzy Escobar here.

our favorite music video releases of november 2018

our favorite music video releases of november 2018

November was quite the month for new music, if you ask us. Left and right we were premiering new gems, and a hefty amount of brand new music and lyric videos for your wandering eyes. This time, we bring you a lineup of some of our favorites of November 18th. If nothing else, it’s so your eyes don’t have to wander for a while. Featuring music videos by Alice in Chains, James Arthur, Mimoza, John Mellencamp, Swimming Tapes, Deanna Petcoff, and more!

phil and the osophers, “the smell of a christmas tree” + “playing santa”

phil and the osophers, “the smell of a christmas tree” + “playing santa”

The holiday season is officially upon us, and we’re celebrating with not just one premiere, but a DOUBLE PREMIERE with our friends Phil and the Osophers. With the wintertime release of Another Merry Christmas with Phil and the Osophers, here are the quirky and beautifully illustrated new lyric videos for both “The Smell Of A Christmas Tree” and “Playing Santa”. In both, each member of the act is depicted playing their respective instruments. The former is a meandering treasure, while “Playing Santa” recalls the magical feeling of wrapping gifts and the wonderful reality of impending happiness under the glow of the tree.

Take some time to enjoy them both below! And perhaps add them to your upcoming holiday playlist to listen to while you roast chestnuts or wind down after a few hours in the snow.

Another Merry Christmas with Phil and the Osophers is available now. Keep up with Phil and the Osophers here.

d.b. rouse, “about the bite missing from your sandwich”

d.b. rouse, “about the bite missing from your sandwich”

Self-proclaimed “hobo folk musician” and Kazoo salesman D.B. Rouse has a quirkily entertaining new music video for his single “About The Bite Missing From Your Sandwich” to share with us, and we’re lucky enough to be giggling now as we premiere it. If the title is no indication, the song is definitely comedic, reminiscent of some of our favorite Weird Al favorites. To find out what happens to the aforementioned sandwich, get silly with the new video below!

Expands D.B. Rouse:

This was filmed on a cold fall day in Buffalo, New York. It stars Brendan Shea of Brendan and The Strangest Ways. His acting is a visual and visceral image of the internal reactions many of us have when we realize that life will always be taking bites of our metaphorical sandwiches. Of course life is also the only reason we have sandwiches. There has been a debate raging among folk punk communities on the internet as to whether sandwiches or soups are better.  While I’m not weighing in with an opinion here, this song had to be about a sandwich. It is near impossible to tell when a bite has been stolen from a soup. Which is why soups are the easiest foods to steal bites from. Protect your soups.


12/15/2018: Iron Mountain, MI @ Sol Blu
12/21/2018: Milwaukee, WI @ Landmark Lanes (The “Have a Good Winter, You’re On Your Own, Milwaukee” Show,” feat. Coventry Jones, ShandiniMagic)
12/31/2018: Terlingua, TX @ Starlight Theatre

Keep up with D.B. Rouse here.

saint sadrill live @ studio rouge

saint sadrill live @ studio rouge

In the midst of celebrating the release of their record Dur et Doux, French collective Saint Sadrill – composed of Antoine Mermet (voice, composition), Melissa Acchiardi (vibraphone, percussion), Lionel Aubernon (drums, electronics) , Lucas Hercberg (bass), Anne Quillier (keyboards, synth), and Vincent Redoux (guitar) – has unleashed a video for their gorgeously composed track “”. Filmed in the barn they recorded the album in, this live performance at Studio Rouge also marked the last of their tour, ending this round where these songs officially began. Just knowing that enhances this premiere – and its entrancing visual – in a way we didn’t see coming. 

Keep up with Saint Sadrill here.

divining rod, “the silver ship”

divining rod, “the silver ship”

Americana act Divining Rod – currently comprised of Miyuki Furtado, Patrick Harmon, Mike Malone, John Malone, and Eric Kaye – releases a beautifully shot live performance music video for their luscious track “The Silver Ship” today. We’re lucky enough to be hosting the exclusive premiere, and we’re doing so in stride while dancing around the (newly decorated) Christmas tree post-Thanksgiving festivities with the family! Says Miyuki of the video:

We shot it with our collaborator, Craig Sachs, in one night at our friend’s painting studio and edited it ourselves. We had done another video there but wanted a totally new feel. After a while I came up with this idea to film it pretty much in the dark. I wanted to use negative space to give it space and depth, The darkness came in handy considering we shot it for practically no money. We wanted to do a live performance because the way the band plays the song live is a different entity from it’s recorded version. Plus we totally suck at lip synching.

This song – and its accompanying video – are perfect for your family get togethers. So turn it on, and turn it up for all to enjoy!

Keep up with Divining Rod here.