Step Into the Shadows with Brother Oliver's New Single; Premiering via Folk Radio

Photo Credit: Sarah Marie Marko

Photo Credit: Sarah Marie Marko

Brother Oliver returns on Friday, August 30th with their stellar new album Well, Hell — but the band is sharing one more single ahead of the LP’s official release next week.

Debuting over at Folk Radio, take a listen to “Altars” now and explore a dark and vibrant forest of psychedelic folk rock from the South Carolina go-getters.

Fresh off appearances at Mile of Music and Philadelphia Folk Festival, find Brother Oliver performing later this year at Campbellsville Folk Festival, the US National Whitewater Center, Bristol Rhythm & Roots Reunion, and several other big shows around the Southeast.

  • August 29th - Greenville, SC (Horizon Records)

  • August 31st - Campbellsville, KY (Campbellsville Folk Festival)

  • September 2nd - Matthews, NC (Matthews Alive)

  • September 19th - Charlotte, NC (US National Whitewater Center)

  • September 20th + 21st - Bristol, TN (Bristol Rhythm & Roots Reunion)

  • October 19th - Columbia, SC (South Carolina State Fair)

  • November 1st - Greer, SC (The Spinning Jenny) ^

  • November 23rd - Spartanburg, SC (Spartanburg Memorial Auditorium) *

^ w/ Of Montreal

* w/ SUSTO

Brother Oliver Continues To Rise, Set to Appear at Philadelphia Folk Festival

Photo Credit: Craig Vietti

Photo Credit: Craig Vietti

South Carolina folk rock duo Brother Oliver doesn’t appear to be slowing down anytime soon. After performing at Mile of Music festival in Wisconsin last week, their big summer continues with an appearance at Philadelphia Folk Festival — the oldest continually run outdoor music festival in North America.

They’ll be joined on the lineup by legendary acts David Crosby, Joan Osborne, and Preservation Hall Jazz Band plus recent sensations like Margo Price, Langhorne Slim and the Long at Last Band, The Way Down Wanderers, Cha Wa, and more.

Check out the full lineup below, and be on the lookout for Brother Oliver’s new album Well, Hell — arriving on August 30th via Forthright Records. In case you missed it, stream the band’s latest single “Improving Morale”, which recently premiered with Vents Magazine.

Get Real with Super City's New Single, Debuting via Substream Magazine

Baltimore favorites Super City have been lighting things up this summer and they’re here for more with new single “Too Right” — a cool, breezy indie rock somersault with a kick of psychedelic pop.

Now premiering via Substream Magazine, listen below and find the band performing this Thursday at Rose Gold in New York City and on Friday at Union Stage in Washington, DC.

In case you missed it, Super City previously shared their first new music of 2019 last month with “High” — which premiered over at The Big Takeover.

Stream Brother Oliver’s New Single, Now Premiering on Vents Magazine

Photo Credit: Sarah Marie Marko

Photo Credit: Sarah Marie Marko

South Carolina via Michigan outfit Brother Oliver is back in the spotlight with “Improving Morale”, a psychedelic cinematic dream that flickers with shades of indie pop.

Stream the new single now premiering on Vents Magazine and appearing on their upcoming album Well, Hell — which officially arrives on August 30th via Forthright Records. Don’t miss the band making several festivals this summer at Mile of Music, Philadelphia Folk Festival, Campbellsville Folk Festival, Bristol Rhythm & Roots Reunion, and more.

Fox Grin Preps for Technicolor Dreams Tour This Summer

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Nashville-via-Atlanta art rockers Fox Grin are back in action later this month — storming through the Midwest for a week-long run highlighted by their second consecutive appearance at Mile of Music Festival in Appleton, Wisconsin.

The Technicolor Dreams Tour presented by Future Chord marks Fox Grin’s first show in Madison, where they’ll be supported by psychedelic wizards The Earthlings and alternative indie troupe Wimbledon. In Cincinnati, they’ll join forces with The Midwestern, while their date in Lexington is rounded out by southern psych-rock troopers Bandit Sun and garage pop outfit Plastic Bubble.

Check out the full itinerary, and watch Fox Grin’s stunning music video for “Shangri-La”, below.

  • 7.29 - Cincinnati, OH @ MOTR Pub

  • 7.30 - Appleton, WI @ Stone Arch Brew Pub

  • 8.01 - Appleton, WI @ Mile of Music Festival

  • 8.02 - Madison, WI @ The Wisco

  • 8.03 - Lexington, KY @ Best Friend Bar

Premiere: Dive Into Fashion Bath's Wild New Tune

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Asheville garage rock troopers Fashion Bath officially return this Friday, July 12th with new LP Domestic Bliss — but we’ve got a sneak peek from the album, now streaming below. Drenched in summer sweat and scorching guitar riffs, “Over It” kicks off at a blistering pace that finally screeches to a halt after a hot and sticky three-minute ride.

Says the band about the track: "“It’s a self-deprecating take on the process of getting older and realizing that we may not have turned out the way that our mom's had hoped. It's a fun song about feeling bad."

Fashion Bath shared the video for previous single “Benoit” back in May, and they’ll be celebrating the release of Domestic Bliss by performing at Fleetwood’s in Asheville next weekend (RSVP here).

RIYL: Jacuzzi Boys, Black Lips, Thee Oh Sees

Brother Oliver and Fox Grin Gear Up for Mile of Music Festival

Hello, Wisconsin! We’ve got two Future Chord bands coming your way this August to perform at Mile of Music Festival in Appleton. It marks the second appearance for Nashville indie pop outfit Fox Grin after performing there last year — and Greenville folk rock duo Brother Oliver’s first time at the event.

They’ll both be joined by The Artisinals, Rare Creatures, Mo Lowda & The Humble, Vesperteen, and several other amazing bands. Head over to the official festival website to get the full scoop on the lineup, schedule, and everything in between.

In case you missed it, revisit Brother Oliver’s take of “Coffee and a Cigarette” with BalconyTV below — shot atop The Tabernacle in Atlanta and named Editor’s Pick — as well as Fox Grin’s excellent AudioTree live session.

Kid Trails Gets Nostalgic on New Single "Friendships Fade"

Columbia outfit Kid Trails has a knack for putting a Southern twist on psychedelic rock. Fronted by Toro y Moi bassist Patrick Jeffords, new single “Friendships Fade” creates a hazy indie daydream that dwells on companionships that aren’t quite what they used to be.

Says Jeffords on the track: “The main inspiration for the song came from visiting friends in another town and realizing that the strong bonds we had when we were in each other’s lives fade over time.  On the flip side, they might even get stronger and more meaningful in our minds if we are looking at the past through rose colored glasses.”

Stream the new single below (which also features Toro y Moi drummer Andy Woodward and Columbia musician Desirée Richardson of Pandercakes), and find Kid Trails this weekend at Eighth State Brewing Company in downtown Greenville, South Carolina.

 
 

Take Flight with Super City's New Single, Now Premiering via The Big Takeover

Back like they never even left, Baltimore-based outfit Super City has returned with “High” — an explosive indie rock pursuit with flashes of psychedelic pop.

Premiering today via The Big Takeover, it’s the band’s first new music since last fall when they dropped their excellent sophomore album Sanctuary.

Listen to “High” right now – and be on the lookout for more exciting news from Super City this summer.

Brother Oliver and Barry McGunthrie Jr. Get Rowdy with New Video + Live Show

Psychedelic folk rock outfit Brother Oliver and southern sensation Barry McGunthrie Jr. have a few tricks up their sleeves.

The combo recently joined forces over hilarious country comedy single “My Pastor Bought a Brand New Sports Car” — a satirical take about a preacher getting caught redhanded with the church offering plate — and now they’re getting together to perform this Friday night in Greenville, South Carolina.

“The whole project was a break from the norm and a chance to make something fun, but also very meaningful to us”, says Andrew Oliver of Brother Oliver. “We recorded the song together and couldn’t stop playing it back over and over and over. We felt like we had something that people could really connect with.”

Oliver adds that Joey Thompson (aka Barry McGunthrie Jr.) had “a grand vision for the video, which was gonna require like 6 days of shooting, multiple hired actors, and multiple locations. I felt like there was no way we were going to pull it off in the window of time that we had. Lo and behold, Joey was a mad man of a director and everything came together and we were able to shoot it exactly how he envisioned.“

Check out “My Pastor Bought A Brand New Sports Car” below, and grab tickets now for tomorrow night’s show at The Radio Room.

Future Chord Welcomes Super City to Publicity Roster

Photo Credit: Britt Olsen-Ecker

Photo Credit: Britt Olsen-Ecker

For the past five years, Baltimore-based indie pop outfit Super City has been building an impressive foundation — releasing two excellent LPs and supporting bands like White Denim, Bent Knee, Rubblebucket, Tera Melos, and Vetiver along the way.

Today, we’re excited to welcome them as the newest addition to our roster at Future Chord. Check out their official artist profile and stay tuned for more exciting news from the band in the coming days ahead.

Connect with Super City: Official WebsiteFacebookInstagramTwitterSpotify

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

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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.