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Lawndry ushers the listener into a dreamy psychedelic world at the East Room on 8.20

On their Bandcamp page, Nashville-based Lawndry tags themselves as “stoner rock,” but they are so much more than that. Their February release, Yokooffers two versions of the same song; both engage the listener into the world of stripped-down psychedelia through hypnotic, distorted guitar riffs, a mesmerizing melody, and lyricism that is simultaneously genuine and a bit funny (“Did you come to Nashville / To Yoko my band?”). The main difference between the two tracks (aptly called “Yoko” and “Sloko”) is that the latter plays in slow motion. Listening to the full double single is almost like entering a trance (in the best way possible.) They will be playing at the East Room in Nashville on August 20th. - Lilly Milman, photograph by Yuri Figueroa 

New folksy release ‘spring and summer demos’ by Sault is DIY at its finest

One consequence of music streaming is the over-saturation of the DIY scene with sloppy EPs recorded in bedrooms and basements that all end up sounding very much the same. But Sault’s spring and summer demos is not one of those records. Recorded by Nashville three-piece Sault, the EP travels between emo, folk, and indie rock in just four songs. Tracks like “socks” start off slowly, but eventually explode in an outpouring of emotion too raw for a conventional scene (a vocal tactic not too far off from Conor Oberst.) As a first release, this project is extremely promising and marks Sault as a force to be reckoned with on the local scene. - Lilly Milman


Bent Denim release ‘Diamond Jubilee’ EP + play The End 8.27

With the release of their EP Diamond Jubilee, Bent Denim has carved out a dreamy space for themselves in the world of indie pop. The new release has the same narrative drive as their 2015 LP, Romances You, but with more detached vocals and a hazier soundscape. There is a sobering honesty that comes across in these five tracks, which mostly focus on mortality and the human experience. However, ultimately, this is a record about space: considering that this band is equally based in Nashville, New York, and New Orleans, Bent Denim’s music fills in the space between these cities (quite literally, as the band members send each other tracks through the internet.) The group will be reconvening in Nashville to play a show at The End on August 27th. - Lilly Milman

Listen to our favorite track, “Miss You, Kid” streaming below.

CHICO bring psychedelic garage rock to the East Room 7.31

Born in 2014, the Nashville-based four-piece CHICO has gone through quite a few lineup changes since the release of their debut EP Pipe Dreams. All the current members have played (or currently still play) with other bands, which explains the immense range of the EP. CHICO’s brand of garage rock is infused with psychedelia, slacker rock, prog-rock, and even a bit of folk. While songs like “Bald Sockets” and “Ruined” (streaming below) are explosive and guitar-heavy, title track “Pipe Dreams” is slow and melodic. CHICO will be playing with Butthole, Phobos, and Supermelt at The East Room on July 31st. - Lilly Milman


Becca Mancari brings stripped-down, folksy songwriting to the Basement East 7.12

For Becca Mancari, making music is a showcase of humanity. It's evident in her songs the effort to convey who she is, through her confident and evocative alto. Through music retaining the twang Nashville is renown for, Mancari informs all of her songwriting with her life experiences, specifically those that involve her travels—she’s lived everywhere from Staten Island to Zimbabwe. She’ll be playing a show with Bermuda Triangle and Liz Cooper at the Basement East on July 12th. - Lilly Milman, photograph by Zachary Gray

Listen to our favorite track “Dirty Dishes” streaming below.


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