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by Carly Schorman

Phoenix songwriter/author and world traveler, r.ariel, is off on a whirlwind musical adventure that has taken her across continents and, as one of her avid social media followers, I love being taken around the globe as she brings her art and music to new listeners and new locales.

R.Ariel recently released her new album, Where You Are, earlier this year and her new book, No One Likes Us, on the SAME DAY. Either one of those artistic undertakings seems like it could be inordinately consuming, but R.Ariel seems to exist in a perpetual cycle of creation…Read More →

7 Weird + Wondrous Music Videos featuring The Lovely Sparrows, Plastic Mermaids, Tensei, Yossarian, Newton Colours, Odd XX, and Northwest…Read More →

Dub FX “Thinking Clear” [Australia] Facebook – Twitter – Instagram Maggie Bushiri “Swing Your Body” [U.S.A.] Facebook – Twitter – Instagram Sokol “Contact” [Mongolia via UK] Facebook – Twitter – Instagram Gili Yalo “Selam” [Israel] Website – Facebook – Instagram Chicago Afrobeat Project “No Bad News ” [U.S.A.] Facebook – TwitterRead More →

Wyves “Bitch Has Got Problems” The Phoenix four-piece known as Wyves is known for sassy and sexy rocknroll. In fact, their brand of rock harkens back to the 1970s when the phrase “Sex, Drugs, and Rocknroll” was first coined (no surprise).  Wyves’ latest single, “Bitch Has Got Problems”, is asRead More →

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Ben Anderson “Clay Pigeons” Golden Halos “Fine Device” Ferris & Sylvester “Berlin”  The Zanibar Aliens “No One Shows” Holy Golden “The Movie” Fallow Land “Faux” Lisa Heller “Midnight”Read More →

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Joy Downer “Goddamnit” Dan Croll “Bad Boy” The Fontaines “Two Bodies” SHEARE “R E V O L U T I O N” Golden Halos “Pulses” MOWUKIS “Animals” GRAEF “Tower of Glass”Read More →

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by Carly Schorman Senior Editor – Yelle “Interpassion” If you’re planning a Postmodern rollerskating party this summer, YELLE will provide the playlist. The French Electropop songster creates a lush but breathable sound space for that ultra hip vocal delivery that has marked YELLE’s music thus far: sorta disimpassioned yet superRead More →

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The Upper Strata set to release new album with versatile, profound new sound by Matt Marn Contributing Writer Performing duo (and recent Arizona residents) The Upper Strata has undergone many style and identity changes over the past several years, both as performers and in their offstage lives. But while their toneRead More →

Absofacto “Light Outside” Thomas Dybdahl “Just a Little Bit” Inner Tongue “Underworld” Emmi “Talk To Me” Nick de la Hoyde “Love Takes Time” moon:and:6 “Houston (It’s Hard to Know When Your Heart Is Letting Go)” D-Pulse “Anna”Read More →

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by Carly Schorman Senior Editor – The Fontaines “Vacancy” The Fontaines might describe their sound as “New-Wop from L.A.” but I would definitely cite more New Wave influence than Do-Wop on their latest single, “Vacancy”. Ethereal vocals and a chill pop vibe make for a seriously catchy number. “Vacancy” comes toRead More →

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XYLØ “I Still Wait for You” The L.A. duo behind XYLØ consists of Chase Duddy (producer/drummer/songwriter ) and his younger sister, Paige (vocalist/songwriter). The pair have me wondering what my brother and I might have accomplished if we spent all that time arguing over the remote control cultivating those music skills. I stillRead More →