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3 New (Local) EPs Definitely Worth Hearing featuring the stellar sounds of Arizona musicians, including Asian Fred, Gene Tripp, + The Edisons | YabYum Music + Arts | arts as means to enlightenmentRead More →

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by Logan Lowrey-Rasmussen – On March 31st, Kill Your TV took the stage along with Aerico and The Linecutters to release their electrifying new record, Castle Bravo. For an Arizona punk band based out of Gilbert, the contemporarily formatted frustration highlights the genre’s local growth and unique suburban angst. WhileRead More →

3 Fun + Feisty New Releases

by Carly Schorman – Andy Warpigs Counter Culture​-​Shock! Andy Warpigs’ 2014 release, Folk-Punk Yourself, pretty much secured his place in the annals of Phoenix underground music forever, but it’s his sophomore full-length that might supplant that debut as the official YabYum favorite. Counter Culture-Shock! has an angst-laden grit much darker than previousRead More →

by Carly Schorman Senior Editor – decker. Into the Red Now, I’ve been part of the decker. fanbase since his 2009 debut, Long Days. And, in the years to follow, decker. has been a consistent presence in the desert rock scene while the band and its principle songwriter (or centripetal force)Read More →

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by Carly Schorman Senior Editor – Lost on You dropped in May and I’ve probably memorized the lyrics on the LP from LP in their in entirety. In fact, this album is so good that even this review was only supposed to be 250 words – I COULD NOT BERead More →

by Mark Anderson Senior Editor – Born on March 3rd of this year, Gods & Clods, the fantastic third release and sophomoric full length effort from Strange Lot is an experimental, psychedelic trip to the beach and is the perfect album for some summertime sun. Building off their previous effortsRead More →

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by Joe Golfen Staff Writer – The only bio description on Milo Surf’s Bandcamp is a simple phrase: “I can’t surf.” That funny bit of winking self-deprecation is actually the perfect introduction to Milo Surf, a project by Gilbert songwriter Joshua Capati [of Phantom Party fame]. The music is allRead More →

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by Joe Golfen Staff Writer – The Gone EP by Luau is a nighttime record. The shimmering guitars float by like streetlamps out a car window, the insistent bass and drums conjuring up the speed and dread that can take hold in a dark city, and lead singer Evan Hallock’s painedRead More →

by Mark Anderson Senior Editor – CooBee Coo is back with their new EP Strikes Again and I swear these guys just keep getting better and better. The way I feel about CooBee Coo is essentially how I feel about the sketch comedy show Key & Peele: it’s one long, absolutely outstanding demoRead More →