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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 →

Fairy Bones “Like Like“ Fairy Bones might have just formed earlier this year but already they’ve amassed a strident following. If you’ve seen them live you should totally understand why. Fairy Bones is fierce and much of that has to do with fiery frontwoman Chelsey Louise. She’s got some powerfulRead More →

The following bands have what may be the most un-Google-able names we’ve come across. All the more reason to gather them all in one location for your listening pleasure before your employers bust you for innocently seeking out the latest from Gay Kiss. The Sex seethes and rages in throwbackRead More →

Lawn Gnome Publishing is an AZ indie bookstore and publishing house. From June 1st to July 31st, Lawn Gnome accepted submissions for their zine! Finalists were just announced! For a complete list of finalists, head here…Read More →