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About Ashley Prillaman

Ashley Prillaman is a writer living in Los Angeles, California. When she's not living that #FestivalLife, you can find her walking her dogs, listening to This American Life, or chowing down on street tacos. Follow @AshleyPrillaman on Twitter & check out her interview series #LetsTellAStory on her blog www.ashleyprillaman.com.

PREMIERE: Ume “The Center”

Ume by Chad Kamenshine In the modern world, women are often pitted against one another for a few spots on the proverbial hamster wheel. Ume's latest video for "The Center" explores the relationship women have to each other, how they can reject the current system and build a whole new order. With the [...]

By |2019-07-26T11:07:51-04:00July 26th, 2019|FEATURES, Interviews, Premieres|

VIDEO PREMIERE: The Y Axes “Moon”

press photo by Dave McMahon San Francisco's The Y Axes latest album No Waves addresses anxiety - both personal and existential - with humor, nostalgic synths, and the kind of emo spirit any '90s kid can respect. The band has a strong a visual component to its live performances, and we get to [...]

By |2019-07-22T09:36:30-04:00July 22nd, 2019|FEATURES, Interviews, Premieres|

PREMIERE: Jamie Drake “Redwood Tree”

Photo by Kathryna Hancock In classic films, the setting is often established with a chorus in the background, a camera moving through the scene with care before landing on the ingénue. Singer-songwriter Jamie Drake utilizes many of the old Hollywood musical tropes on her latest single "Redwood Tree" -cascading vocal harmonies, a gentle [...]

By |2019-07-18T10:50:39-04:00July 18th, 2019|FEATURES, Interviews, Premieres|

FESTIVAL REVIEW: Highlights from Bonnaroo 2019

Photo by Alive Coverage via Bonnaroo Facebook Bringing a one-year-old baby to Bonnaroo never seemed like an easy idea - an interesting one, but not an easy one. The average weather at Bonnaroo varies from an intense dust-bowl heat to a chilly, rain-infused swamp mess. Your days are spent trekking from one end [...]

By |2019-06-19T17:32:38-04:00June 18th, 2019|FEATURES, Reviews|

PREMIERE: Loamlands Explores Southern Queer Roots on Lez Dance

Kym Register's voice is familiar, the kind of husky twang you traditionally hear on old country records. While the medium of folk music is timeworn, the stories Register spins have a modern slant, as they speak from the perspective of a genderqueer musician living in North Carolina. "We gotta love that's so hard to define [...]

By |2019-06-05T09:57:28-04:00June 5th, 2019|FEATURES, Premieres|

PREMIERE: Fay Ray “Up & Away” and “Restless Sleeper”

Photo by S. Fuehring Fay Ray is not a defunct new wave band. Okay, Fay Ray IS a defunct new wave band, but it's also a very active eight-person funk-tastic soul-pop band out of Chicago. The band's latest double single, "Restless Sleeper /Up & Away," is effervescent, the perfect taste of champagne fizz [...]

By |2019-06-04T13:17:20-04:00June 3rd, 2019|FEATURES, Premieres|

PREMIERE: Drum & Lace “Outsider Complex Part 1”

Press photo by Ellie Pritts Setting a mood takes more than wine, moonlight and the smell of jasmine in the air. The right music can inspire love, or, in the case of Drum & Lace's latest single, fear. "Outsider Complex Part 1" starts off with a chorus of violins giving warning, their single [...]

By |2019-05-29T13:17:53-04:00May 29th, 2019|FEATURES, Premieres|

PREMIERE: Anna Tivel “Fenceline”

Photo by Matt Kennely Border crossings are headline news nowadays, with stark images of children and adults being processed as they cross imaginary lines in the sand. Portland-based singer-songwriter Anna Tivel's song "Fenceline" paints a picture of what that crossing looks like and what an immigrant sees for themselves within the land they're [...]

By |2019-05-06T15:25:26-04:00May 6th, 2019|FEATURES, Premieres|

PREMIERE: Aaron Rice “Neverfade/For Dusk”

Photo by Ashley Camper Statues half hidden by rising tides, buildings sunk beneath desert sands, a post-apocalyptic fever dream... Aaron Rice's latest LP Neverfade/For Dusk has a '90s R&B familiarity, mixed with an otherworldly darkness all his own. The opening notes of "In Time" immediately call to mind scenes from Blade Runner; Harrison [...]

By |2019-05-06T16:16:47-04:00May 2nd, 2019|FEATURES, Premieres|

PREMIERE: JEMS “Like Myself”

Photo by Alexandra Palmer Everyone needs a good song to wake up to. At one point while I was living in Brooklyn, my roommate woke up every morning to "What's Up" by 4 Non Blondes (believe it or not, it did not get tiring). If you've been looking for the right stretch, shower, [...]

By |2019-04-25T23:22:04-04:00April 25th, 2019|FEATURES, Premieres|

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