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So Long, Farewell … From The Blue Indian

After eight years, we’re saying goodbye as of February 29, 2016! Luke, Sean, William, and Andy reflect back on the evolution of the website and the community that formed around it. Thanks for the memories!

photo by Maxwell Turner

Exclusive Album Stream: SAINT CORSAIR – ‘Velvet & Soil’

Listen to the exclusive stream of SAINT CORSAIR’s upcoming EP, ‘VELVET & SOIL’, before it’s released via FURIOUS HOOVES on February 19.

photo courtesy of SideOneDummy

February 2016 – “Band of the Month” – MICROWAVE

Hailing from Atlanta, MICROWAVE will be touring the US with The Wonder Years, Let Live, and Tiny Moving Parts and are releasing an LP with SideOneDummy later this year

photo courtesy of Post-Echo

Exclusive Premiere: Dear Blanca – “Temporary Solution”

Check out the premiere of “Temporary Solution”, the first single from DEAR BLANCA’s upcoming EP, ‘I Don’t Mean to Dwell’, out 3/4 on Post-Echo

photo by Emily Quirk

January 2016 “Band of the Month” – DADDY ISSUES

We’re starting 2016 off with DADDY ISSUES, our “Band of the Month” for January! Check out these recent INFINITY CAT signees and make plans to see them at SXSW

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Staff Column: My Top 10 Beatles Songs

Okay. Back to reality: Yes, I am a paid, premium subscriber to Spotify. I’m not going to be hard headed about the technological advancement of our day; I’ll grow with the times. My collection of vinyl LPs, physical CDs, and cassette tapes is proof that the struggle with it all is real, though. I just feel […]

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Top Albums of 2015

Our staff and writers dish on their favorite albums of 2015 — from D’Angelo & the Vanguard to Saintseneca to Tobias Jesso Jr.

photo by Jake Cunningham

December 2015 “Band of the Month” – JULIEN BAKER

Introducing JULIEN BAKER, a phenomenal songwriter from Memphis, TN whose debut album, ‘Sprained Ankle’, is out now on 6131 Records.

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Everyone’s Watching: How Justin Bieber Beat the Haters and Made a Great Pop Record

Justin Bieber’s new album “Purpose” is “more impressive for what it isn’t than for what it is,” says TBI’s Grafton Tanner.

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The Big Bird Bash Music Festival

Photographer Emily Ishihara captured one of our favorite annual events, The Big Bird Bash Music Festival, at The Hummingbird. Enjoy these shots of Far From Over, Some Boys, The Walking Guys, Dirty Doves, and the Dirty Sound Professors.

photo by Brian Manley

November 2015 “Band of the Month” – MIGHTY

We’re thankful for MIGHTY, our #BOTM for November 2015! Their debut EP, ‘Bye, Have Nice!’ is out November 6th via songintheair

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Video Premier: Good Night Alive – “Killing You Slow”

Good Night Alive released this spooky video for their new song “Killing You Slow” just in time for Halloween!