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by Carly Schorman Senior Editor – To help kick of YabYum’s increased coverage of the literary arts this year, our editorial staff decided to reach out to comrades-in-art and co-founders of Called Back Books, LM Rivera & Sharon Zetter. Called Back Books came to life in Bay Ridge, Brooklyn, but thisRead More →

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The Handsome Family “Gold” I love love love The Handsome Family so I’ve been counting down the days until their new album comes out next month. Unseen, the 10th studio release from the married duo, drops on September 16th, but The Handsome Family shared this little ditty to tide fans over untilRead More →

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by Carly Schorman Senior Editor Asa Martin Idiots & Lunatics Asa Martin out of ABQ recently released Idiots & Lunatics; an album that will have you questioning exactly which side of that line Martin falls on. This is a great album for repeated plays in the car on your commute. TheRead More →

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Futuristic The Rise Futuristic might arguably be the most prominent Arizona HipHop artist on the scene at the moment. Once you listen to The Rise you might have an idea as to why. The album opens with an homage to another famed AZ resident: “The Greatest” or Muhammed Ali. As theRead More →

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Are you the type of person who is always looking for new and exciting things happening in your hometown? Do you like to share these findings with others? Then you should definitely consider joining the YabYum Music & Arts team! We’re looking for a few good folks to cover music ofRead More →

Birdhouse

by Matt Klassen Contributing Writer The Birdhouse EP from Albuquerque-based Good Old Shoulder sounds a lot like what you might imagine a birdhouse would sound like, if it were a five song EP. It’s lovingly, if crudely crafted from rustic materials. It’s something I could picture small birds lighting intoRead More →

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by YabYum Staff PRMR Antennae Antennae is an appropriate name for the long-awaited new album from PRMR (formerly The Premiere). It sounds like the product of an alien race’s attempts to emulate the best of  our hip-hop radio and indie rock blogs. The result, with its off-kilter mix of elements, isRead More →