Barns Courtney


Stomping through with a sub rhythm, blending folk tones with alt-rock and punk energy, Barns Courtney has found a steady hold dominating his unique sound. If you don’t recognize his name you will know his 2015 track “Fire” which inspired Kanye West’s “Black Skinhead” and found commercial appeal in Bose, Volkswagen ad’s and Bradley Cooper’s film Burnt. Courtney’s most recent album The Attractions Of Youth has received a great review from Rolling Stone, named in the Top 10 Artist You Need To Know in 2017 and landed spots opening up for Ed Sheeran, The Who, and Blur.

Barns Courtney counts on Ernie Ball Paradigm Medium Phosphor Bronze Acoustic Strings, Regular Slinky and Power Slinky.

Take Barns Courtney with you on the road by adding him to your next playlist below.

The Coathangers


Full of tough riffs and rowdy energy, The Coathangers bring a blend of old-school punk, with everything you love about hooky headbobbing surf rock. After wrapping up a full European tour and supporting Minus the Bear earlier in the year plus the release of a live record titled simply LIVE, The Coathangers aren’t slowing down. Playing 2 New Years Eve shows in their hometown of Atlanta, GA and announcing dates for a 2019 North American tour with Suicide Squeeze labelmates SadGirl.  Check out their video for “Captain’s Dead” above and dive into their top tracks below.

The Coathangers play Ernie Ball Regular Slinky and  Baritone 6 string.

Add The Coathangers to your playlist today and be sure to catch a show near you.

From Indian Lakes


California based singer-songwriter Joey Vannucchi grew up on 40 acres outside of Yosemite National park, where the multi-instrumentalist found his instrument to be behind a kit, but gravitated more towards guitar and songwriting as he got older. Blending both warm tones with complex rhythms, building a bigger following, and bringing a full band under the name From Indian Lakes, landed him in the Billboard Top 200. From Indian Lakes released Everything Feels Better Now in 2016 which showcases their ever-growing musical maturity and pure talent in songwriting.

From Indian Lakes relies on Ernie Ball Beefy Slinky, Regular Slinky, and Everlast Phosphor Bronze Medium Acoustic Strings.

Check out From Indian Lakes top tracks on Spotify below.

Seven Kingdoms


Bringing a unique sound to Power Metal is Seven Kingdoms. The band rips from riff to riff with extreme agility and speed, and anthemic battle cry solos. Seven Kingdoms raised the money they needed to go into the studio via Kickstarter, doubling their goal and garnering the attention of record label Napalm Records. After a heavy North American tour rotation with Evergrey, the band jumped on the 70000 Tons of Metal Cruise, Hammerfall / Flotsam and Jetsam tour. Tyler McDaniel in the band who stepped in as the full-time bassist wields an Ernie Ball Music Man Firemist Gold StingRay 4 to help shape the bottom. Check out the latest music video by Seven Kingdoms above.

Seven Kingdoms play Ernie Ball 7 string Super Slinky guitar strings Bass Power Slinky with Individual .95 and .125 nickelwound bass strings.

Check out Seven Kingdoms on Spotify below.

Best Coast


California based band, Best Coast have been in heavy rotation on the college radio front for the last 9 years.  Bethany Cosentino is not new to the limelight, being a former child star, she is never more honed in then when she is making music with bandmate Bobb Bruno. Drawing inspiration from the west coast and 60’s surf rock, Best Coast signed to Capitol Records and found solace in a signature sound somewhere between lo-fi and 90’s alt-rock. Take a trip to west coast destinations like In and Out, drive up the California Coastline, and listen to their 2015 album California Nights to feel all of the vibes that inspired Bethany and Bobb to write their latest record.

Best Coast count on Ernie Ball M Steel Skinny Top Heavy BottomBaritone 6 string, and Regular Slinky Bass Cobalt.

Listen to the top Tracks of Best Coast below and order their Amazon Original children’s album “Best Kids” here.


Take a closer look behind the scenes at Bobb Bruno of Best Coast’s musical history and process in our String Theory video below.


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