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by Carly Schorman – Paper Foxes have been sharing their synth-fueled sounds with fans for years and they just unveiled their debut LP: Popular Confessions. The new album contains a few revisited classics from the band’s repertoire sprinkled amongst some brand new tracks. But Paper Foxes went into the studio toRead More →

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by Mark Anderson – What is jazz? And what makes it good? These are questions I feel the best jazz musicians in the business ask themselves constantly while pushing a medium that exists on the bleeding edge of music. Of course, all answers to the question are entirely objective, butRead More →

by Carly Schorman

Zachary Wubbena is the prolific songwriter behind the stoner-rock sounds of Tempe’s Bindi-Eye. His new album, Ultraviolet Idiot, is the latest in a string of dreamy, lofi, prosaic releases to emerge from the artist and just might prove his best work to date…Read More →

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by Carly Schorman – I’m going to come clean here. While I’ve long been a fan of Fairy Bones as performers, I felt their debut LP, Dramabot, didn’t quite live up to the band’s full potential. Certainly, there are a couple standout singles and some moments that reinforced the idea thatRead More →

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by Mark Anderson – Last month, Dirty Sunset released their debut album, Give In, to enthusiastic fans at Last Exit Live. A mixture of indie and alternative rock along with singer-songwriter and folk influences, Give In does what all great albums do in that it sounds both new and familiar atRead More →

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by Mark Anderson – The Tucson band known as The Rifle is a welcome addition to the Arizona music scene and their new album, Anabasis, proves a testament to the emotive power of desert rock. Their new album, Anabasis, is a definite Must Hear. Combining the singing-songwriting talents of Nelene DeGuzman (whichRead More →

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by Carly Schorman Senior Editor – The SunPunchers released their much-anticipated debut LP last month and I’ve been entrenched in Levity pretty regularly since then. There’s something about the band’s vintage sound that takes the listener back to a more hardscrabble time. So, the longer I listen to this album, the more stoicRead More →

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by Carly Schorman Senior Editor – The Hierophant, the new album by Phoenix megagroup Jerusafunk will add even more dots to your world-music map as you delve into the band’s sound. Jerusafunk isn’t confined to one region of the greater globe, but seems to draw a host of influences fromRead More →