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Stela Cole “You F O” This sassy summer pop single has a hook so catchy, it might eventually be the jumping off point for a new Urban Dictionary definition for U.F.O. But, it’s Stela Cole’s sultry vocals that really sends the track outta the stratosphere. “You F O” is the secondRead More →

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by Carly Schorman Senior Editor – Danii Roundtree “Crave” Atlanta sonbird Danii Roundtree is gearing up for the summertime release of her new album, Memoirs, with this fresh single, “Crave”. Roundtree’s voice has an ethereal lightness that will call to mind grrrl groups of the Motown heyday. And, while the music holdsRead More →

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by Chris Nunley Staff Writer – One of the biggest deterrents I believe that keeps noise music from reaching a wider audience is fear. Fear of the unknown and grounded by chaos: “noise” as a genre follows no rules. Tracing its primordial roots back to the Dada movement of theRead More →

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Hollow Coats “Fold” There seems to be a holy trinity of musicians that sits at the center of Austin’s Hollow Coats but additional players help flesh out the sound on the band’s new single, “Fold”. And the sound here is fleshy: opulently layered and packing a hefty punch on the production. But, whatRead More →

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Blaze Rock “Oh Lord” Oh, damn. Blaze Rock is gearing up to unleash a new album on Feb. 3rd. In prelude to Things Left Unsaid, the PHX emcee shared this stand-out single. “Oh Lord” lays his sharp lyricism against a hard-hitting rhythm made even more powerful by the added texturing of vocalRead More →

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Grandpa Grew Trees “Your Song” This single from Grandpa Grew Trees starts of like a gentle breeze that whispers of a brewing storm. “Your Song” gains force, and angst, as the music progresses. Elijah Poston, songwriter for Grandpa Grew Trees, demonstrates real emotive energy on “Your Song”, something I look forward toRead More →

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Farewell Teddy “Huxley, Party of One” Sifting through the sea of mediocre submissions can suddenly seem very worthwhile once you stumble across that really special track. “Huxley, Party of One” from Atlanta’s Farewell Teddy was just that track today. It sneaks up on you and, before you know it, you’reRead More →

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Socks “Forevermore” The four-piece from Modesto, CA that performs under the moniker Socks combines the talents of Gabbi Krikke (vocals), Joey Oliveira (guitar), Josh Hoogendoorn (bass), and Aaron Inacio (drums). “Forevermore” is the first single from Socks and it shows some serious promise for what’s to come from this newbie band.Read More →

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by Mark Anderson Senior Editor Ah, the blanket definition of the term “world music.” I must start this article with some block text copy from Wikipedia that I find fascinating and hilarious so, if you’re not into that, go ahead and skip right down to the bands. Still with me?Read More →

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by Carly Schorman Senior Editor FEMNY “Duck Jesus” I’m not sure what a “glam jock” sound is, but if FEMNY is a good representation of that genre, I’ll take it. I’m more inclined to say they put a lounge-spin on indie dreampop, but that’s me. This PHX act is justRead More →

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ATR31 “The Air” The duo known as ATR31 is so uber hip and modern they actually met on Tinder. True story. The pair established a musical connection and took their project’s name from the anime series, and movie, Neon Genesis Evangelion. “The Air” comes to us from their self-titled debut EP.Read More →