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by Frank Ippolito Associate Editor Gork’s new four-track disc, Lonely Crowd, isn’t perfect. What record is? However, it’s surprisingly filled with terrific melodies and thoughtful, stirring lyrics. The music gets downright soulful. A very, very good first effort. But first, the backstory… You know, there have been a lot of musicians whoRead More →

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by Chris Nunley Staff Writer – When the news was handed down that this mag would be expanding their coverage outside of the southwest region, I immediately set my sights on Ever So Android. This is a band that I’ve been dying to write about for some time now, andRead More →

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Virgin of the Birds “Spooky, Stony, Barely Over Thirty” The Seattle three-piece known as Virgin of the Birds is gearing up for the release of their sophomore album this coming Fall. In prelude to this much-anticipated event, the band released “Spooky, Stony, Barely Over Thirty” which might be new favorite songRead More →

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Weird Radicals Medea/Disappear This two-track single from Phoenix’s Weird Radicals kicks off with “Medea”, a high-energy garage-rock number with grungy vocals. There’s almost an alt-90s sound here and I mean that in a good way. Weird Radicals don’t forsake modern relevance for that throwback vibe. “Disappear” moves in for somethingRead More →

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Harper and the Moths “Lose My Touch”  Phoenix 5-piece, Harper and the Moths, brings dance-worthy energy to both their live performances and this new single, “Lose My Touch”. Incorporating a variety of musical innovations from the synth layers to the funky horns, Harper and the Moths creates a distinctive brandRead More →

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Golden Suits “Is it Wrong” I have a special place in my heart for bookish musicians and Golden Suits out of Brooklyn is exactly that: bookish. “Is It Wrong” is a new single from the artist’s forthcoming release, Kubla Khan, due out in October. The track is both pensive andRead More →

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by Chris Nunley Staff Writer – One of the great things about finding and listening to new music is the chance to research the history behind the artist – and it never ceases to amaze me how many musicians in the Phoenix area have their hands in more than oneRead More →

Daniel Morones He’s in the News Again L.A.-based musician Daniel Morones crafts orchestral indie pop. In fact, more than two dozen musicians appear on his latest release, He’s in the News Again. That’s an orchestra, right? The new album opens with “Straight Outta USA”, a short introduction, before the title trackRead More →

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by Carly Schorman Senior Editor KONGOS Egomaniac This might sound a bit presumptuous, but I’m always surprised by how much I enjoy the music of Kongos. Comprised of four brothers from “Phoenix by way of London and Johannesburg,” KONGOS blends alt-rock with kwaito for a sound all their own. The band’sRead More →

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by Carly Schorman Senior Editor Nanami Ozone might be a fairly new act, but the four-piece is comprised of some familiar faces so I was hoping for something special as the band geared up for their debut release, Desire. I’ve learned that expectation can be a bit of a double-edged swordRead More →

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by Lenore LaNova Senior Editor Things That Aren’t Words Remember the Details The Tucson five-piece known as Things That Aren’t Words released their 5-track debut in April. Remember the Details achieves that compelling combination of sweet and somber with an enchanting musicality and poetic lyrics. “Your Heart is an Ocean” opens the EP, drawingRead More →