Wanderwild: An Interview With Matt Martin

Athens based indie-rock band, Wanderwild, consisting of vocalist and guitarist, Matt Martin, drummer, Wes Gregory, and bassist, Taylor Cotton, put out their newest album, Sleep Tight, Socialite into the world last month. This release is a strong follow up to 2017’s In Due Time, and goes to show that for truly talented bands, the sophomore slump is just a myth. Madi got a chance to talk with Matt about influences, the changing lineup of the band, and future plans for Wanderwild.

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From Starry Nights to Greek Gods, Nobody Does Renaissance Art like BTS

Every track offers something different and brings something new to the table and each of these pieces is purposeful and integral to the album as a whole.  To listen straight through, the album doesn’t sound like a clean cut, monotonous collection, it sounds like a collage of sounds, energies, and personalities colliding and creating something magnificently diverse.  

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Taylor Swift Trades Snakes For Butterflies In Irresistable New Single, “Me!”

Midnight strikes and the countdown screen goes black. The video opens with a pastel colored snake slithering across the screen and eventually striking at the camera. When the snake strikes, however, it evaporates into  several butterflies, undoubtedly signifying the end of the reputation era and a metamorphosis into a more lush and colorful world.

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Hozier’s Wasteland, Baby! Cries Power

Hozier lets a single ray of light into a dark room and all of a sudden this album is a beacon of hope in a modern apocalyptic world. It is important to note that although this album highlights the doom and gloom, there is still warmth in humanity; sometimes it’s just difficult to see.

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ELLA VOS SHOW PREVIEW

Ella Vos is an American pop singer-songwriter based in Los Angeles, California. Ella is embarking on her North American tour this spring, stopping in Austin, TX on April 3 at Emo’s. Her EP, Watch and Wait, is out now and available on all streaming platforms and she just debuted her video for the song “Empty Hands.”

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Take Me Out In Style: Foster The People Drop Their Most Career Defining Song Yet

“Style” seems to be derived from their post-punk and alternative rock influences. The band took to small clubs for the past two summers to rework songs they love from artists like Gang of Four, The Ramones, and Joy Division. In the Sacred Hearts Club environment they only played a few of their own tracks, giving the spotlight to their covers. “Style” carries the energy Foster The People had in a sweaty, tight club in it’s music and lyrics.

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Moontower Promotes Creative Communities With “Lay With Me”

Indie-electronic band Moontower seeks to tell stories to their growing fanbase all over the world, from their home city of Los Angeles to my suburban town in South Carolina. Jacob Culver (vocals and guitar), Tom Carpenter (bass), and Devan Welsh (guitar) set themselves apart from other storytelling bands by releasing their songs as episodes of a musical sitcom, each album a different season. Their most recent track, “Lay With Me,” connected a community of listeners through a creative street team.

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Out of Left Field: Baby Boys Mix Music and Mad Science in Debut EP, I’m Set

They are forever formed into something totally other than their respective original states. This is what Baby Boys have crafted with the spontaneity of I’m Set: a catalyst for pure noise that cannot be distilled or recreated, just complex, raw, touching music from three talented artists who are sure to continue evolving the soundscape of their beautiful and strange world into the future.

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I’m Still a “Sucker” for the Jonas Brothers, Even After All These Years

I was nervous about listening to “Sucker”, I was afraid that the new Jonas Brothers wouldn’t hold the same bright and enticing feeling they had held for me as a kid. Yet after listening, I can confidently say that if this comeback graces us with a tour, you’ll most definitely see me, sporting a new tour tee, giddily watching the stage, and screaming every word back to the ‘new’ Jonas Brothers.

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Neon West Drop New Single, 'Body'

“Body” perfectly embodies the mentality one might have after a really obvious breakup. In a sea of songs which sing of heartbreak-ish despair, “Body” swims straight to the top, offering a different way of regarding the manner entirely. With undeniably infectious synth riffs layered over more tentatively hopeful chord progressions, the texture of the song begs its listeners to dance along.

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HAAS’ Debut Single “Behind Those Eyes”

HAAS is considered a pop/rock project that has tones similar to the band Paramore. It’s upbeat and guitar heavy, with lead vocalist Sam Haas’ powerhouse vocals working up to the emotional release of the chorus. This song will make you want to take a late night drive and belt the lyrics as loud as possible.

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Party's Over: A Chat With The Velvet Hands

The Velvet Hands is an indie rock four piece from Cornwall, England known for heavy riffs and energetic live shows. Logan had the chance to talk with guitarist Dan Able about the band’s most recent success and what’s in store for the future.

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