by Carly Schorman – Our Fastest Typist “It’s Nice Outside, but My Head is Killing Me” This Austin act has a bit of a Brit Pop slant on the vocals over some good ol’fashioned American indie rock on their new single, “It’s Nice Outside, but My Head is Killing Me”.Read More →

by Carly Schorman – Dan Michaelson “Careless” Get ready to get your heartbroken. Dan Michaelson doesn’t hold back the hurt on his new track, “Careless”. Michaelson (formerly of The Coastguards) released his debut solo album, First Light, in December and “Careless” comes to us from that effort. I don’t know if it’sRead More →

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by Carly Schorman Senior Editor Asian Fred “Kick Back Your Head” Now, this is a release I’ve been waiting for. When Fred Huang of Of the Painted Choir informed fans he was tossing in the towel and heading back to Tucson, I was heartbroken. Thankfully, it didn’t take Fred longRead More →

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by Carly Schorman Senior Editor Karima Walker “Lullaby” Ever have one of those days where every song sounds the same? That was my day and then I heard “Lullaby” from Tucson’s Karima Walker. The song had a way of soothing my weary soul (and ears). Mellow and meditative, “Lullaby” isRead More →

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by Carly Schorman Senior Editor Digital Persuasion “Bad Moon” Don’t even get me started on chillwave. For some reason, this word is attached to every unbearably boring album assembled in some suburbanite’s bedroom. When I saw the descriptor “chillwave” on Digital Persuasion’s new two-track release, I grew nauseous… it had alreadyRead More →

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by Lenore LaNova Senior Editor Stephen Steinbrink “Absent Mind” I love love love the music of Stephen Steinbrink so you can only imagine my excitement when I stumbled across “Absent Mind”, the first single from his 7th LP due out on June 1st. The song carries the same dark lyricismRead More →


by Lenore LaNova Senior Editor Ohioan “Bad Attitude” Tucson’s Ohioan is preparing for their release of a limited edition tape through Baby Tooth, a cassette label. “Bad Attitude” is the first single from the forthcoming EMPTY // EVERY MT. I was just about halfway through my first listen (which, btw, isRead More →

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by Lenore LaNova Senior Editor Katterwaul Follow You Home Tucson’s Wooden Tooth Records is offering up Katterwaul’s sweet single “Follow You Home” on limited edition 7″ vinyl with a second track, “Gimme Your Number” on the b-side. Now, Katterwaul just so happens to be one of my favorite bands and theirRead More →

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Please “Things I’ve Been Thinking” It’s been a little over a year since Phoenix’s Please dropped their debut EP, but the appearance of a new single hopefully bodes well for a new album on the horizon. “Things I’ve Been Thinking” is a musing number on the nature of love setRead More →

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Bear Ghost “Necromancin’ Dancin‘” Looks like Bear Ghost is starting off the year swinging. The recently released the second single from their forthcoming album, Blasterpiece. The new single, “Necromancin’ Dancin’”, is more than four minutes of feisty fun prog rock. The new track is available for preview below along with “Funkle Phil”, theRead More →

Phantom Party “Derby Daze” Phoenix trio known as Phantom Party is relatively new on the local circuit but they started making waves with their debut EP, Phantom Party, which was released back in May. The band already has a new single, “Derby Daze”,  complete with the carefree indie sound I associate with summer daysRead More →

The Christian Family “Mad-A-Lyn” The garage punk duo known as The Christian Family might be newcomers on the Valley scene but their players certainly aren’t. Daniel Shircliff (formerly of Freaks of Nature) and Ann Seletos (Cherie Cherie), also known as The Christian Family, create something simultaneously stripped down and revved up.Read More →