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decker. “Matchstick Men” Oh, Brandon Decker… or, as we like to call them at YabYum, Deckie Do. And what a do-er he is. As the head honcho of the NorAZ musical enclave, decker., Brandon has been busy these past few years. In addition to taking the decker. crew on tourRead More →

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Miner “A Morning Song” Start your day with “A Morning Song” from Miner this week and see if the world doesn’t look a little brighter. The folk-rock family band from L.A. partnered with Matt Linesch (Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros) to record this new single from their forthcoming EP, Headwaters. IfRead More →

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The SunPunchers “Screwtop Head” The SunPunchers released two singles in prelude to their new EP which comes out THIS WEEKEND. These songs have a sticky summer warmth, like laying on a screened-in porch on a day buzzing with mosquitoes. There is an aesthetic here of sun tea and swimming holesRead More →

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by Carly Schorman Senior Editor – The Wanda Junes journeyed up from Tucson to record a new album at Fivethirteen Recording in Tempe and the band carried the feel of that dusty desert divide they traversed straight into the studio. Kinship, much like its title suggests, has a familial, kitchen-table atmosphere. The albumRead More →

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by Carly Schorman Senior Editor – Huckleberry “Working Backwards” PHX Americana favorites, Huckleberry, are gearing up for a brand new album. Yes folks, on April 7th, Huckleberry will be releasing their latest LP on limited edition vinyl. In prelude to this momentous occasion, the band shared a couple early tracksRead More →

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Courtney Marie Andrews “Put the Fire Out” Bad Dad “Sum Bunny Gun Love Me” The Rayo Brothers “Coronet” Lydia Ramsey “Ghosts” Jill Brown “Loaded Gun” The Settlement “Clean Trouble” Bart Budwig “So You’re Sick”Read More →

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by Carly Schorman Senior Editor – Old Star “Out Here Alone” Old Star comes out swinging on their debut single, “Out Here Alone”. Seriously, this indie-folk number will kick you in the heart, but it does so with such beauty that you’ll want to go through the ache all overRead More →

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Craig Brown Band “Overthinking” The Suitcase Junket “The Next Act” Devil Grass “St. Joe’s Spitting Image” Jane N’ The Jungle “Walking Cleopatra” DL Marble “Country Love Song” J Lind “I Don’t Know” Ripsy May “I’ll Understand”Read More →

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Old Nobodaddy “Gun is Coming” Yesssss. “Gun is Coming” is the stellar single from the New Orleans-based songwriter known as Old Nobodaddy. The track combines a stripped down lyricism with a compelling “swamp gospel” sound that goes straight for the center of your being.  This track comes to us from Nobodaddy’sRead More →

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by Carly Schorman Senior Editor Max Knouse Dinasaur from Jensen If this is an audiobook, it’s the most beautiful audiobook ever. On Dinasaur from Jensen [sic], Max Knouse seems to follow a bit of the Jeff Mangum/Aeroplane Over the Sea approach to record-making by creating an elaborate and elusive narrative that plays out overRead More →

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The title to Huckleberry’s 2016 EP might be a little clunky, but the four songs it represents are fluid and fabulous. Shasta City, Bad News Ricky came out in March and its breezy Americana sound stayed with us all year. This stellar six-piece out of Tempe has been making rounds on the Valley circuitRead More →

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Jared & The Mill “Keep Me Going”  These hometown boys are back with a new EP, Orme Dugas, and they released this single a while back in prelude to the full release. “Keep Me Going” presents the Western folk rock that first put Jared & The Mill on the national radarRead More →