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by Mark Anderson Senior Editor – OK, so right off the bat, I’ve been following Jay Hufman’s career since 2010 and somehow each project he’s been a part of feels just slightly better than the last. I don’t how he does it. Or wait, maybe I do. It’s because he pensRead More →

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by Mark Anderson Senior Editor – I honestly had no idea what to expect with the release of local spook-pop band The Darling Sounds’ new album. Sure, we featured their video for “Chemistry”, but that was 2 years ago and I hadn’t heard anything from them in the meantime. Now, IRead More →

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by Mark Anderson Senior Editor – WOLFZiE makes chillwave music. Now, if you’re over 35 and still have no idea what chillwave is, it’s basically electronic pop with a nostalgic, throwback style to the 80s/90s in not only production, but in the sound’s entire presentation as well. (Editors Note: Please understandRead More →

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by Senior Staff Blaine Long might be the Arizona musician everyone’s talking about right now. He was recently featured as a contestant on The Voice so Long’s been launched into the national eye, but we haven’t forgotten his desert roots. Last year, Blaine released Can’t Change the Sun: a mellow, earthy, and introspectiveRead More →

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by Chris Nunley Staff Writer – When the news was handed down that this mag would be expanding their coverage outside of the southwest region, I immediately set my sights on Ever So Android. This is a band that I’ve been dying to write about for some time now, andRead More →

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by Chris Nunley Staff Writer – One of the great things about finding and listening to new music is the chance to research the history behind the artist – and it never ceases to amaze me how many musicians in the Phoenix area have their hands in more than oneRead More →

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by Chris Nunley Staff Writer – Whoever said that you eventually get accustomed to the summers here in Phoenix is a damn fool. There is NO getting used to them! In the four short years that I’ve been in the Valley, they seem to only get worse with each revolution. ApocalypticRead More →

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by Carly Schorman Senior Editor Nanami Ozone might be a fairly new act, but the four-piece is comprised of some familiar faces so I was hoping for something special as the band geared up for their debut release, Desire. I’ve learned that expectation can be a bit of a double-edged swordRead More →

by Frank Ippolito Associate Editor One of the best things about writing for the mighty YabYum is that I get to listen music before anyone else. The only thing that makes it better is when I get to listen to music when it’s as wonderful and heartfelt as Shawn Skinner andRead More →

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by Mark Anderson Senior Editor dent – Josh John, Jeff Taylor, and Bryan Ohkura – are pretty much my new favorite band right now. Take some 90s guitar pop, add some math, throw in some tasteful shoegaze and surf, and garnish with a slice of punk and you can begin to taste the dentRead More →

by Frank Ippolito Associate Editor You know, I can count on one hand how many of you have listened to avant-garde, folk, harp music. I for one, have not, until I gave Mariah McCammond’s Vaulted Heart Box a virtual spin. And, I gotta tell ya, it’s pretty beautiful stuff. Don’tRead More →

by Chris Nunley Staff Writer Late one night in the summer of 2001, as I was basking in the luminescent glow of the boob tube, Conan O’Brien single-handedly shifted the paradigm of music on his talk show. A quintet of skinny runts that looked like they had been plucked offRead More →