5 rad singer-songwriters 500

by Carly Schorman – Erin Rae “Putting on Airs” If you don’t know Erin Rae yet, you better make that a priority today. This Tennessee-raised songwriter approaches modern indie folk like she’s stringing together a flower wreath in 1971.  There’s something forthright about the earthy Americana of Erin Rae andRead More →

by Carly Schorman – The Breakup Society “Strength Was Always Your Weakness” Nicole Laurenne (of The Darts) and Bob Hoag (of Flying Blanket Recording) join The Breakup Society on their new single for an all-star summer smash. “Strength Was Always Your Weakness” shines a bright ray of sunny pop intoRead More →

Americana singles 500

by Carly Schorman – Of The Valley “Italy” Brian DellaValle, the songwriter behind Of The Valley, divides his time between Copenhagen and Toronto, but hopefully he’ll put a stateside tour on his to-do list because I’m so obsessed right now. “Italy” conveys a certain stolen intimacy; like a secretly witnessed exchange ofRead More →

hawt hiphop

S’natra “Paper Straight” The emcee from Harlem known as S’natra is a new wordsmith on the scene worth watching. The NYC artist has released a few tracks this year in prelude to his latest project, Subject to Change, which comes out THIS Friday. S’natra tackles the paper chase, and all thatRead More →

by Carly Schorman – RPM Orchestra “Hey You” RPM Orchestra cooked up something special for their new two-track Onus Records single including this new personal favorite from the camp, “Hey You”. The experimental orchestra perhaps best know for their innovative silent film soundtracking at Filmbar even created a visualizer (asRead More →

singles you need to hear 500

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 →

songs 500

by Carly Schorman – The Wanda Junes “All Roads End” The Wanda Junes released a brand new album, Today, on cassette last week, but they teased fans with this closing number beforehand. “All Roads End” has a solemnity that feels hard won through hard living. And the sentiments contained within the lyrics areRead More →

rowdy New Singles 500

by Carly Schorman – Shovel “Monty” The first single from Shovel’s forthcoming LP has all that fiery energy one gets at a live Shovel show. This punk two-piece from Phoenix packs the punch of a full band experience and fans should be excited for a new take-home experience, It’s Fun toRead More →

by Carly Schorman – Bobby Baritone “Shaving Private Ryan” Bobby Baritone has a low-key indie style that makes me think he’d mesh well with in Phoenix. Maybe we’ll get a chance to find out this summer when the Seattle performer sets off on tour. Matthew Fildey is the songwriter behind theRead More →

neosoul 500

by Carly Schorman – Truvonne “Crazy Love” “Crazy Love” started out as a simple freestyle before Truvonne decided to flesh it out into a fully-formed single. That’s rad because last year it was Truvonne’s “Alright” that had us enthralled (and made our Best of 2017 list). “Crazy Love” has thatRead More →

mellow Singles 500

by Carly Schorman – Sabiyha “Bird” Get ready for a voice that will haunt you. “Bird”, the debut single from London-based artist, Sabiyha, provides the perfect introduction to the combined power of her lyricism and vocals. Brooding, orchestral indie-folk sets the backdrop for the heart-wrenching performance on “Bird” as theRead More →

5 fresh HipHop singles 500

by Carly Schorman – Mouse Powell “Coffee” Picking just one single to feature from Mouse Powell’s latest album is a challenge in of itself. The album features some choice guest spots from PHX musicians, like Jason Devore of Authority Zero and Andy Chaves of Katastro. “Coffee” mixes musings on love andRead More →