ICYMI: Nova Coastal, Orange Pippin, Monsoon Room, and Watson Village (4.27.19)

Nova Coastal

Orange Pippin

Monsoon Room

Watson Village

iLLPHONiCS Join Forces with Future Chord; Prepare for New Shows and Music

We’re thrilled to welcome aboard St. Louis hip-hop royalty iLLPHONiCS to the Future Chord roster.

With an all-original membership dating back over a dozen years, the Missouri outfit creates a soulful concoction of masterful lyricism surrounded by a symphony of jazzy bass lines, sharp drums, crisp guitars, and ever-evolving keys, all of which has gained the attention of BET, IndiMusic TV, Footlocker, and more.

After working with longtime David Bowie producer Tony Visconti, the band released their new EP, DV8 Pt. 1, in March — the first in a small series of EPs next to Visconti.

Catch iLLPHONiCS on the road next month as they embark on a small trek through the Southeast, and keep up with their journey via the band’s social pages below.

  • Friday, June 7th: Atlanta, GA - Union EAV (w/ Safari Wiliams and Apache!)

  • Saturday, June 8th: Nashville, TN - Radio Cafe (w/ Blackpool Mecca and Mesmer Tea)

Connect with iLLPHONiCS: Official WebsiteFacebookInstagramTwitterSpotify

Brother Oliver Brings Their Psychedelic Folk Rock Magic To Bon Secours Wellness Arena

Photo Credit: Dan Johnson (2019)

Photo Credit: Dan Johnson (2019)

Our very own Brother Oliver takes over Bon Secours Wellness Arena next Friday night in Greenville, SC for a special full band performance with J. Roddy Walston & The Business and SUSTO. Tickets are on sale now via Ticketmaster and can be purchased at the venue’s box office.

The concert is a celebration of Habitat for Humanity with proceeds benefiting future builds in the Upstate. Construction of a habitat house will begin on Monday in the Arena's outdoor plaza along I-385 with the marquee being used to display facts and figures on local affordable housing issues. Next Friday’s show caps off the week long effort before the house moves to its final site in Downtown Greenville.

Says frontman Andrew Oliver: “We’re thrilled to represent the Greenville music family and help raise money for such a noble cause. Playing a venue this size is always a treat, and being alongside bands like J Roddy Walston & the Business and SUSTO makes it all the sweeter. Great bands playing for a great cause in our favorite city. Can’t beat it.”

In case you missed it, Brother Oliver recently performed at The Peace Center with The Steve Miller Band — and they’re set to make appearances at Bristol Rhythm & Roots Reunion, Campbellsville Folk Festival, and some more giant shows to be announced in the near future.

Brother Oliver to Perform at Bristol Rhythm & Roots Reunion This Fall

Festival season is officially in bloom, and we’re thrilled to announce that Brother Oliver will be playing at this year’s Bristol Rhythm & Roots Reunion — alongside heavy hitters like St. Paul and The Broken Bones, Sam Bush, Lucy Dacus, Steep Canyon Rangers, CAAMP, and many more.

It’s the band’s first time in Bristol since 2018 — where they performed in April at Virginia Ground’s Band Camp Music Festival, and in November for a Steve Earle afterparty.

Head over to the official festival website now to grab tickets and check out the full lineup .

Future Chord Presents: A House Show of Epic Proportions, Pt. V

We’re back at the Designated Box Flattening Area on Saturday, April 27th — with four bands that are get-outta-town terrific.

Newfound Upstate-based indie pop outfit Nova Coastal gets the night started, followed by Clemson twee pop band Orange Pippin and indie rock group Monsoon Room. Finally, Columbia rock n’ soul trio Watson Village caps off the night in Greenville, South Carolina.

RSVP and find more information here.

Hear MYFEVER’s New Single "Analogue"; Peak Inside Session at Echo Mountain

MYFEVER is back and better than ever with “Analogue”, the band’s riveting new single and first taste of 2019. Listen to it now on Spotify and add it to your garden party playlists this spring.

The Atlanta-based indie rock group recently holed up to write and record at the historic Echo Mountain Recording Studios in Asheville, North Carolina. Get an inside look at that session below and keep your ears to the ground for more new music from MYFEVER this year.

Vote for Fox Grin in Lightning 100's 'Music City Mayhem'

We’re happy to announce that Fox Grin has been handpicked to compete in Lightning 100’s annual Music City Mayhem  — the springboard for Lightning 100 to discover and support growing musical acts into success. Thirty-two bands are chosen to battle it out on-air & online until the fans choose the final four. 

Give our favorite Nashville psych-pop outfit your vote to help Fox Grin win a chance to play at Lightning 100’s Live on the Green music festival.

Brother Oliver Embarks on Midwest Tour Presented by Future Chord

Fresh off the heels of performing a sold-out show with Steve Miller Band, we’re teaming up with Brother Oliver this week for another roaring Midwest adventure.

The folk rock duo returns to America’s heartland for the first time in six months with stops in Kentucky, Ohio, Illinois, and Michigan — the state where the Olivers were born and raised.

Find the dates below and follow the band on Facebook, Instagram, and Spotify to stay tuned in all their latest happenings.

  • 04-05: Elizabethtown, KY (Flywheel Brewing)

  • 04-06: Bellefontaine, OH (Brewfontaine)

  • 04-07: Cleveland, OH (Wilbert’s)

  • 04-10: Chicago, IL (Logan Bar)

  • 04-11: Watervliet, MI (Arclight Brewing)

  • 04-12: Grand Haven, MI (Grand Armory Brewing)

  • 04-13: Lansing, MI (Lansing Brewing)

Advance Stream Fox Grin's Kaleidoscopic New Album, 'Dusk', via The Big Takeover

Nashville-via-Atlanta outfit Fox Grin officially returns from hibernation this Friday with their latest effort Dusk, a kaleidoscopic explosion of vibrant indie pop and sparkling art rock soundscapes — but you can hear the record early today via The Big Takeover.

Dusk is the third full-length release in Fox Grin’s discography and follows 2018’s excellent King of Spades. In case you missed it, the new album’s previous singles “In White” and “Eclipse” were previously featured on Substream Magazine and Brightest Young Things, respectively.

Brother Oliver Opening for Steve Miller Band; Heads to a City Near You

It’s no joke — we’re thrilled to announce that our very own Brother Oliver will be opening for legendary rockers Steve Miller Band this Wednesday at The Peace Center in downtown Greenville, South Carolina.

From classics like “Fly Like an Eagle” and “The Joker” to “Coffee and a Cigarette” and “Hello Again, Old Friend”, the evening will be filled with hit after hit and feature the brothers performing a special folk rock set with their duo arrangement.

“We got the call the morning we were leaving for our Texas tour to SXSW that they wanted us to open. It’s a dream kind of gig for any musician so it definitely took a moment to process. Needless to say there was a lot of positive vibes and a lot of Steve Miller played in the van that week”, says frontman Andrew Oliver. “We’ve been putting in tons of work and sacrifice over the last few years, more than a lot of people probably know, so to get an opportunity like this makes it all feel worth it.”

The show is officially sold out — but you can click here for additional info, and find other chances below to catch Brother Oliver on their upcoming spring tour.

  • 3-20: Greenville, SC (The Peace Center) ***

  • 3-21: Wilmington, NC (Pour Taproom)

  • 3-22: Kernersville, NC (Gypsy Road Brewing)

  • 3-23: Charlotte, NC (The Olde Mecklenburg Brewery)

  • 3-24: Tryon, NC (Mountain Brook Vineyards)

  • 3-28: Wilmington, NC (Mad Mole Brewing)

  • 3-29: Newport News, VA (Tradition Brewing)

  • 3-30: Hayes, VA (That Damn Mary Brewing)

  • 3-31: Surf City, NC (Salty Turtle Beer Company)

*** with Steve Miller Band

Watch Eldren Blast Off with "We Just Want The World"; Now Premiering via AXS

Take an an intergalactic voyage with Denver-based outfit Eldren and their new music video for “We Just Want The World” — now debuting via AXS.

Bursting with psychedelic waves of indie pop, "We Just Want The World" comes from their latest album Miss Information Aged, which arrived in September following a climactic two year run for Eldren — that saw the untimely death of their founding bassist, but the joys of sharing stages with Cold War Kids, The Black Angels, Imagine Dragons, Dr. Dog, and more.

Premiere: Lonely Lover Shines On with Latest Single "All The Books I've Read"

South Carolina artist Lonely Lover aka Timothy Ezekiel Bell is here with “All The Books I’ve Read” — a nostalgic, bedroom pop anthem glowing with bright indie electronic elements and gut-wrenching verses. It’s quite a natural progression from the ukulele-folk pop found on the Anderson-based songwriter’s prior releases and enough to warrant the fitting new moniker.

“I think all of us can relate to giving it our all to someone and still walking out empty-handed”, says Bell on the new song — his first in over two years following recent 2019 single “Brand New Car”.

Both tracks appear on Lonely Lover’s upcoming Late Bloomer EP, which was produced by WVRM guitarist Derick Caperton and officially arrives on March 15th.

RIYL: The Postal Service, Motion City Soundtrack, Owl City

Fox Grin Debuts Sparkling New Single "Eclipse" via Brightest Young Things

Thank your lucky stars for Fox Grin’s new single “Eclipse” — debuting today with Brightest Young Things. A sparkling indie rock getaway powered by art-pop orchestration and breathtaking vocal harmonies, it’s another taste from their upcoming album Dusk, out March 22nd.

If you’re in the Southeast, catch the Nashville-via-Atlanta band performing live in a city near you.

  • 3-21: Nashville, TN (The 5 Spot)

  • 3-28: Athens, GA (Georgia Theatre Rooftop)

  • 3-29: Knoxville, TN (Scruffy City Hall)

  • 3-30: Elizabethtown, KY (Flywheel Brewing)

  • 7-12: Atlanta GA (Fernbank’s After Dark Music Series)

Premiere: Excons Reload on Latest Single "I Know How The Rich Live"

South Carolina jangle rockers Excons return this week with new album Sea Shanties — and we’ve got the premiere for lead single “I Know How The Rich Live” below. A late-night rendezvous with shades of psychedelia and blues rock, the band finds themselves on a darker path compared to their previous releases.

Says frontman John Byce: “In the summer of 1934 Gershwin and Heyward went to Folly Beach for inspiration to write the music for Porgy and Bess. “How the Rich Live” is an updated version of “Summertime” for the modern age. We all want “the good life” and define it by what we see posted on our devices. But is there an app to help me feel human?”

Find the nautical album artwork and tracklist below — and don’t miss Excons’ record release party for Sea Shanties this Friday, March 1st at Horizon Records.

RIYL: Kurt Vile, My Morning Jacket, Phish



1) Romans of the Modern Age

2) I Know How The Rich Live

3) Clutching Fists

4) Loss of Power

5) Sailor

6) Frontline

7) Corrected Posture

8) Handstand

9) Lowlights

Fox Grin Announce New Album 'Dusk', Out March 22nd

Nashville-via-Atlanta outfit Fox Grin return from hibernation this spring with Dusk, a kaleidoscopic explosion of vibrant indie pop and sparkling art rock soundscapes. Officially arriving on March 22nd, it marks the band’s third full-length album and second in two years following 2018’s excellent King of Spades.

Says Fox Grin founding member Thom Chapman: "We love when albums have a full and complete concept. With Dusk we wanted the sonic palette to reflect bright and colorful songs at the beginning of the album and slowly transition into darker thematic and sonic territories. By the end of the album we really wanted to convey a feeling of night-time and darkness. "

Find the artwork and tracklist for Dusk below — and stay tuned for more from the pack in the coming days ahead.



01 Awakening

02 In White

03 Shangri-La

04 Broken Watch

05 Follow the Rabbit

06 Slow Motion

07 Eclipse

08 Skull Candy

09 The Hunt

10 Rain

Folk Rock Outfit Brother Oliver Celebrates Massive 2018, Looks Ahead to New Year

South Carolina sibling act Brother Oliver jumped a step closer to becoming a household name beyond the Southeast behind some stellar statistics this year. They played more than 220 shows across 18 states — amounting to over 5k+ songs played and 45+ miles driven.

Check out the graphic above to get a full appreciation for their hard work, and stay tuned for an even bigger year from the band in 2019.