This first single from the new Twin Ponies’ album has me super stoked for their forthcoming release, Friendly Pet Mass Graves. “Merciless and Masculine” offers listeners a dynamic track full of uniquely timed musicality and unstoppable rocknroll energy. I am hooked and counting down the days until the July 17th release of Friendly Pet Mass Graves so I can hear the rest of the album. If “Merciless and Masculine” is any indication of what’s to come, Twin Ponies has gone above and beyond previous recordings (which we also loved) to give fans something totally fresh. You can pre-order Friendly Pet Mass Graves right here or pick up your copy at the release show on July 17th at the Rebel Lounge where Twin Ponies will be performing with Celebration Guns, Daisy Face, and more!
The Phoenix emo-revival band known as Merit is ready to release the next installment of “Arizona bummer jams” on The Comfort and the Confusion EP. Fans can score an early sampling of what’s to come with “Take Care”, the first single from the band of their forthcoming EP. “Take Care” offers angsty energy and a melodic delivery. You can get your hands on the complete EP at the release show on July 12th at the Rebel Lounge with No Tide, Sundressed, Way Under, and more! More info on the release show here and you can check out “Take Care” from The Comfort and the Confusion EP here.
The two-track single marks the first release from Sonoran Chorus, a new band that counts two-thirds of the recently lost Leonardo DiCapricorn amongst its ranks. The first track, “Hack”, definitely sounds like Sonoran Chorus is exploring new directions, but “Pike” holds to some of that DiCapricorn feist that we first fell in love with. Give these two tracks a listen here. The single was recorded at Audioconfusion and, word has it, fans should expect the full EP from Sonoran Chorus sometime later this month through Rubber Brother Records. We’ll keep you posted!
While you might be familiar with Steff Koeppen from the band Steff & the Articles, this new solo project represents a divergence in sound for the artist. “Celebrate” still presents the sultry songbird front and center but the instrumental support goes beyond piano-driven indie toward something geared more toward contemporary radio listeners with its electronica-infusions. The result is mellow and danceable at the same time. Give “Celebrate” a listen here.
Snailmate is a melting pot of musical styles that emerges from the muddle with a humorous hiphop-electronica-funk fusion. Combining the efforts of Kalen Lander (TKLB?) and Ariel Monet (Sister Lip), Snailmate veers for the weirder side of the musical spectrum in their first single “Sociomedia”. The track is the first offering from the band’s forthcoming debut titled Escargot. You can give “Sociomedia” a listen here and don’t forget to mark your calendar for the July 25th release at C.A.S.A. in Tempe where Snailmate will be performing along with Bear Ghost, The Pubes, Ana Long, and more!