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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 →

by Frank Ippolito Associate Editor Elephant Weather is Emilio Couchee and is based in Tempe, Arizona. Before I begin, I want to state: I hate this album. I mean, the only way that I could garner up any more vitriol for Odd Skies is that if Couchee records another record –Read More →

by Mark Anderson Senior Editor We’ve said it before and I’ll say it again: There’s just no way no cover every album that comes our way. Oh sure, we can and do try, but with an expanded area of coverage and a seemingly exponential growth in the number of bandsRead More →

Bear State “My Baby” The shoegazey bedroom popsters of Bear State are at it again. It was just last July that the Phoenix four-piece shared their new single “Wish You Were Dead” and they’ve returned in August to offer fans another new track. I’m hoping this means there is aRead More →

The melodic rock of Twin Ponies has been a viable presence in our scene since the band formed in 2013. They followed up their debut release – Pores – with a split cassette also featuring Celebration Guns. This past Friday, Twin Ponies dropped their new EP, Friendly Pet Mass Graves, at The Rebel Lounge. Read More →

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by Frank Ippolito Associate Editor Western Expansion, last year’s record from Jared & the Mill, was/is one of my favorite records, like… ever. Seriously. The width and breath of that performance was in a word, epic, and earned them a spot as the opening act for no other than BarryRead More →

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Stefan Pruett “Carefree” Those of us in the Phoenix metro area might recognize Stefan Pruett by another name: Peachcake, a musical endeavor known for its catchy electropop. Pruett made the jump to L.A. and began applying that same skill set to his new project (and his own moniker) to create infectious,Read More →