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It sure feels like we’ve been following Diners for quite some time. Back in 2012, we gave them the award for Best New Band and, since then, we’ve watched as the band continued to grow their sound (and fanbase) without losing the heartwarming innocence that stands at the core ofRead More →

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The feisty Phoenix four-piece known as Bear Ghost creates a veritable smorgasbord of sound on their 2016 release, Blasterpiece.  Delivering a high-energy funk, Bear Ghost offers fluidly fuses elements of various genres for a totally unique and unified sound. If you spend some time with Blasterpiece, and really delve into the musical permutationsRead More →

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Ask any music writer and they’ll probably tell you that December is the worst month of the year to release an album. This is the time of year when music publications are focused on re-visiting favorite albums of the preceding months for those end-of-the-year lists while fans are caught up in the flurryRead More →

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Wait, who are these guys? The five-piece band known as Things That Aren’t Words has us wondering just what other secrets Tucson is keeping tucked away. In all fairness, the band seems to play a lot of shows (in Tucson) and gets solid airtime from KXCI (in Tucson) so, asRead More →

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The Blurst “Dogdog” The Blurst is the undertaking of Sydney-based multi-instrumentalist Liam O’Shea. His latest single, “Dogdog”, comes to us from The Blurst’s November, 3-track release of the same title. O’Shea fuses lithesome vocals reminiscent of Elliott Smith with a gritty, back alley, noise pop. Check out “Dogdog” by TheRead More →

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by Carly Schorman Senior Editor – Day Joy “Florida’s Warm” Wow. This is the song. You know, that one song that you hear and shifts your entire day? This is it. “Florida’s Warm” by Day Joy from (where else?) Orlando is gentle and breezy, like that soft ocean air thatRead More →

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by Carly Schorman Senior Editor – Lucas Laufen “Boulders” Australian artist Lucas Laufen pairs a stripped down sound with an emotive lyricism; both of which can be heard on his new single, “Boulders”. Laufen spent much of this past year out on tour, but he returned to his home nationRead More →

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Anywayz “Some Days” Youngr “Too Keen” Secret Rendezvous “What About Us” Peking Duk “Stranger” Harper & the Moths “Somebody’s Watching Me” Senary “Ghosts” Marsheaux “Like a Movie”Read More →

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by Mark Anderson Senior Editor – I honestly had no idea what to expect with the release of local spook-pop band The Darling Sounds’ new album. Sure, we featured their video for “Chemistry”, but that was 2 years ago and I hadn’t heard anything from them in the meantime. Now, IRead More →

XIXA “Vampiro” Allison Crutchfield “Dean’s Room” Citrus Clouds “Make A Life” Ninet “Subservient” SunGhosts “Til the City Goes Under” Nightair “Clouds” Joe & the Anchor “Chains”Read More →

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Samuel Proffitt “Sladky Pt. 2” This single comes to us from The Grey Notebook which was released earlier this year by producer Samuel Proffitt. Part One, for those that are interested, was released a couple of years back on Proffitt’s Blue Notebook and both tracks feature the gentle vocals of singer/songwriter Khai. “Sladky Pt. 2”Read More →

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The Foster Family Band “How Can I?” This single is the opening track from the debut EP by The Foster Family. Now, this is a release that I’ve been waiting for. “How Can I?” offers up a bluesy introduction to the unique sounds of The Foster Family Band; a seven-pieceRead More →