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by Carly Schorman – The Darts “Bullet” The garage rocking femmes known as The Darts are getting ready to drop a slick new vinyl 7″ next month in a collaboration between Alternative Tentacles Records and Dirty Water Records USA. The two-track release features the song “Bullet” which the band releasedRead More →

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by Carly Schorman Senior Editor – Fairy Bones “No One Can Suffer Like I Can”  The alt-glam rockers known as Fairy Bones have been causing quite the stir in the Phoenix music scene since their very inception. Maybe that’s because they have a distinctive sound that’s difficult to cram intoRead More →

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by Carly Schorman Senior Editor – Novo Amor “Colorway”  For our regular readers, you might already be familiar with the haunting music of Novo Amor. Oftentimes, listeners will find Novo Amor’s celestial vocals and gentle orchestrations create emotional complex dreamscapes for wandering minds in need of soothing. “Colorway” proves noRead 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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by Carly Schorman Senior Editor – Byron Hare “Mary Efalump” This garage rock number combines elements of blues and psych for a gritty sound that will stay with you long after you listen. “Mary Efalump” has the energy of a barroom brawl and a bit of a bad attitude –Read More →

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JW Ridley “Everything (Deathless)” This debut track from Londoner JW Ridley is quite the promising start for the art student turned bedroom popster. “Everything (Deathless)” wafts toward this listen with a pensive air as pleasantly placid vocals lead you through the Ridley’s ruminating lyrics. The single will be released through SpeedyRead 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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Foresteater “Big Deceiver” So, Foresteater is one of those band’s that snuck up on me. I heard about them, but I hadn’t heard them until it came around time to work on the 2016 awards. Only then did I learn about Nightlife of the Exploding Heads. For shame, I know. Thankfully, Foresteater is on myRead More →

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Carly Schorman Senior Editor Fingers and Cream “Back in Anger” Fair Warning: the emotional power of this track can sneak up and overwhelm you. “Back in Anger” by Fingers and Cream comes to us from the band’s forthcoming EP, John Lingers, which will be released through Kromatick Records out of Paris. The bandRead More →

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Mega Ran “Tokyo Hands” Chip-Hop allstar Mega Ran teams up with Doug Funnie and Mr. Miranda for this homage to that island nation sweetheart of nerdcore: Japan. The three emcees penned this track after returning from a two week tour of the aforementioned country. The single “is produced by RANA,Read More →

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Weird Radicals Medea/Disappear This two-track single from Phoenix’s Weird Radicals kicks off with “Medea”, a high-energy garage-rock number with grungy vocals. There’s almost an alt-90s sound here and I mean that in a good way. Weird Radicals don’t forsake modern relevance for that throwback vibe. “Disappear” moves in for somethingRead More →

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Golden Suits “Is it Wrong” I have a special place in my heart for bookish musicians and Golden Suits out of Brooklyn is exactly that: bookish. “Is It Wrong” is a new single from the artist’s forthcoming release, Kubla Khan, due out in October. The track is both pensive andRead More →