T0W3RS Release TL;DR LP on Phuzz Records

Raleigh based one-man outfit Derek Torres, (better known as T0W3RS) released his newest LP today on Phuzz Records. Not always a solo project, T0W3RS was once a quintet with Torres and his former girlfriend, but after the couple split and the other band members subsequent resignations, Torres carried on under the moniker for his newest


Some Army premiere first song from long-awaited new album

It’s been a quiet year for triangle-based group Some Army, but the band has finally broken the silence with the debut of a new song from their forthcoming album due out next year. Some Army successfully funded the new album via Kickstarter in 2013, and then recorded with Jeff Crawford and Scott Solter (best known


Junior Astronomers launch indiegogo campaign to fund new van for touring

No strangers to the road, Charlotte’s Junior Astronomers are asking for your help to get back their rigorous tour schedule. Since their release of their critically-acclaimed LP, Dead Nostalgia last year (and way before), the quartet have been up and down the East coast at an almost dizzying rate, but now are in need  of


The Tills to celebrate new EP with dual NC release shows

Asheville retro-rock revivalists The Tills will celebrate the release of their new EP Howlin this weekend in their hometown of Asheville as well as Charlotte. The EP was recorded by legendary producer Mitch Easter, and will be available on Winston-Salem based Phuzz Records. Howlin was physically released on red vinyl August 26th with 4 songs available


It Looks Sad. release self-titled 7″ via Tiny Engines

With much being said this past year about the so-called “emo revival,” Charlotte quartet It Looks Sad. are already finding themselves on the tips of tastemakers’ tongues (tracks have premiered on both Pitchfork and Stereogum) with the impending arrival of their S/T release due out August 5 on Carolina label, Tiny Engines. Not to say the group


Shovels & Rope announce 2nd leg of tour dates for Fall

Charleston SC’s Shovels & Rope don’t release their new album “Swimmin’ Time” until August 26th, but that hasn’t stopped the seasoned road-veterans from announcing the second leg of tour dates to support the release. Tickets go on sale July 18th, and Willie Watson serves as tour support on select dates as well as Shakey Graves


RBTS WIN Talk Palm Sunday Deluxe Edition

Much has been written about the resurgence of electronic dance music into the cultural vernacular over the past several years. With recent articles likening the theatrics of popular DJ’s to a more spectacle-based performance than putting the emphasis on the music itself. However, RBTS WIN, as well as a handful of other Carolina artists like


Matrimony stir up Montibello Memories with new LP

Matrimony’s Jimmy Brown may hail from Ireland originally, but that doesn’t seem to be stopping him and his bandmates from continuing head-on into the Americana explosion prevalent in the Southeast. The Charlotte quintet (formerly a quartet) recently released their debut LP Montibello Memories on Columbia Records earlier this month. Originally slated for a 2013 release,

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Can’t Kids premiere music video for “The Twist”

Columbia indie-rock quartet Can’t Kids return with their sophomore album Ennui Go tomorrow, on local-label Fork & Spoon Records, but in the meantime, we here at Shuffle are happy to have the opportunity to premiere their new video for “The Twist”. The video was shot and edited by Katherine McCollough, and features appearances by a


Grey Spy Carve Their Own Niche with Debut EP

After everything goes wrong, picking up the proverbial pieces is never easy. However, that didn’t stop former Archer vs Gunman frontman Shaun Williams from forming his newest outfit, Grey Spy, shortly after the former announced their indefinite hiatus. During the interim Williams was seen playing guitar with local folk band, Mountain Homes, but anyone who

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Jordan Igoe shows us How To Love

With the release of her debut album How To Love, available this Friday, Charleston songstress Jordan Igoe joins the ranks of other accomplished female singers from the area such as Rachel Kate and Megan Jean. While the connections to the previously mentioned may be lead to an easy off-the-cuff comparison, Igoe’s squeaky lower soprano coupled

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Interview: Loners Society Strip Down for New Release

With youth comes an innocent blissfulness, an exuberant naivety, and an excuse to crank the amps to 11 (or at least try your damnedest). As the old Oscar Wilde adage goes: “with age comes wisdom, but sometimes the age comes alone”, and while this is not necessarily always true, it can tend to lend itself

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Powerstance Records releases benefit compilation for cancer victim

Charlotte based Powerstance Records has released a digital compilation album to benefit friend and collective member, Edy Hinson. Hinson is a law student who earlier in 2013 was diagnosed with colon cancer which then spread to her lymphnodes, and will require extensive chemotherapy in 2014. There was a sucessful indiegogo campaign earlier in the year,