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10 to Spin | Song Preservation Society

Song Preservation Society is comprised of three friends: Trevor Bahnson, Ethan Glazer, and Daniel Wright. Their brand of folk is streaked with Golden State sunlight and has been compared to the likes of Simon & Garfunkel, The Band, Fleet Foxes and Father John Misty. Together with just acoustic guitars and a charming stage presence, the … Read more

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Jam of the Day | Temples – The Golden Throne

Peppermints man. Fucking peppermints and a swirling, tie-dyed sky. Large purple mushrooms and pulsating mountains. Bikes with cinnamon sticks as spokes and tongues balancing hits of banana-flavored acid squares. I’m talking colors man, and not the kind contained in a Crayola box, but the kind that spews from an Orange amplifier. The kind of colors that leap from … Read more

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10 to Spin | Jack Skuller

For our first 10 to Spin playlist of 2013, we turn to 17-year-old guitarist Jack Skuller, who, judging from the songs he selected, has fine taste indeed.  America’s youth, baby! Represented right here on SiC. Find Jack Skuller on Facebook here.  Chuck Berry – Maybelline With his guitar, Chuck took the attitude of the blues … Read more

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10 to Spin | Animal Parts – 10 Best Animal Songs

[Editor’s Note – The below text is written by Joshua Cockerill, a.k.a Animal Parts, who will be playing a show for SIC on October 20th at Local 506 in Chapel Hill, NC. Now shhhh…read cautiously…I hear footsteps…] Be quiet and listen. There is a gorilla in the mangroves. I’ve laid out a trail of pogo … Read more

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Jam of the Day | Zeus – Are You Gonna’ Waste My Time

Photo by Derek Branscombe I woke up on an island this morning, but not one of those deserted kinds – it’s the inhabited kind we have here in the southeast, packed with equal parts Yankee and redneck. Anyway, I got out of bed, wanting something to soundtrack my morning. Everyone else in the house was … Read more

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10 to Spin | Grace Weber

Tonight, singer-songwriter Grace Weber will be performing at Off Broadway in Saint Louis (8 PM), singing songs off her latest release, Hope & Heart. The 23-year-old has already appeared on the likes of Oprah and The Today Show, and Billboard called her an “artist to watch.” Let’s take a few minutes to watch the video … Read more

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10 to Spin | Alyssa Graham

Last August, we interviewed singer-songwriter Alyssa Graham, where she talked about her newly-released EP and her love for Neil Young (who, of course, is a favorite here at SIC). Well, today is a big day for Graham, as the full-length album of that aforementioned EP, Lock, Stock & Soul, has been released to the world … Read more

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10 to Spin | The Pierces

Siblings Catherine and Allison Pierce are from Alabama, but don’t let that fool you. You won’t find a hint of southern rock in The Pierces’ songs — their music is prettier, poppier, and catchier. They grew up listening to Simon & Garfunel and The Beatles, home-schooled and raised under the Southern sun by hippie parents, … Read more

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Jam of the Day | I’ve Just Seen a Face – The Beatles

Referring friends to check out your favorite music blog on Facebook can come with some serious effing perks. Take for example this, our Jam of the Day, hand selected by uber-fan Britt Holzmacher, featuring a little up-and-coming band known wittily as “The Beatles.” It just so happens to be her favorite song in the world, … Read more

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10 to Spin | Cadillac Sky

It’s been a fine year for the boys in Cadillac Sky. They’ve been getting significant airplay on radio stations around the country, they have a video in regular rotation on CMT, and they’ve toured with those Mumford & Sons extensively. Maybe even more importantly that all that other fluffy crap, they earned not one but … Read more

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Jam of the Day | The Apache Relay – Power Hungry Animals

There is something about The Apache Relay‘s music that is instantly familiar, but nonetheless extremely exciting, the very first second that needle drops. It’s like when you first get your car back after a month in the shop. You can’t wait to get it out on the road, despite the fact you’ve driven it before, and … Read more

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Katie Cole (The Interview)

She’s got the voice. She’s got the looks. She’s got the catchy songs. Yeah, you could say native Australian singer-songwriter Katie Cole has a lot going for her these days. Let’s have a quick look/listen. Whew. Let me catch my breath. Ok. 2010 could end up being a breakthrough year for Ms. Cole as she’s … Read more