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Heypenny Releases “Purple Street” From Forthcoming Album A Jillion Kicks, Announce Tour

January 30, 2011 drainu182 1

When trying to come up with one word that describes the indie-pop rock Nashville trio, Heypenny, the one that keeps coming to mind is PERSISTANT. The bandʼs new full length, A Jillion Kicks, is an album 3 years in the making. It has seen a handful of producers attached and was originally recorded at the legendary House of David studio in Nashville, TN as well as a studio in London… but something was just not right. The essence …

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CMJ Spotlight: Heypenny

October 17, 2010 drainu182 0

Though known mostly for country music royalty—the likes of Dolly Parton and Johnny Cash—Nashville has a flourishing indie-rock scene that along with the neighborhood streets, the hills, and woods—make a perfect place for Heypenny to create their world of indie-pop-fun-rock.

Three years ago, Ben Elkins lived about 150 miles south of Nashville in Chattanooga, Tennessee. He experimented with sounds and spaces and new ways of writing songs. Through these efforts, Heypenny was born and an album called Use These Spoons

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The Audio Perv and RethinkPopMusic’s Official CMJ Showcase At Crash Mansion Friday 10/22!

October 1, 2010 drainu182 0


It’s your favorite time of year in New York. Fall, hell no. CMJ! We’re thrilled to announce that we’re partnering up with RethinkPopMusic to bring you an OFFICIAL CMJ SHOWCASE on Friday October 22nd at Crash Mansion. We have a STELLAR lineup of TWELVE BANDS. The show is FREE to CMJ badgeholders, $10 to everyone else UNLESS you RSVP at http://www.rpm-rsvp.com/ which will allow you to buy tickets for only $5!

Check out the lineup below and head …

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Second Wave of CMJ 2010 Artists Announced

September 22, 2010 drainu182 0

The next round of CMJ artists have been announced. Interesting to see that Phoenix’s show at Madison Square Garden on October 20th is part of CMJ. Check out the lineup below:

1995 • +/- • 2 Cow Garage • A Classic Education • A Life Once Lost • A Million Years • Acid Washed • Acid Westerns • Adam Haworth Stephens • Adult Themes • Afternoon • Agent Ribbons • AIDS Wolf • The Aikiu • Air Waves • Alcoholic …