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by Mark Anderson

Persistence is the key.

Just ask about that with Tucson singer-songwriter Adam Townsend whose new album, All My Fires, is essentially a decade in the making. Produced by Grammy-nominated Andrija Tokic (Alabama Shakes, Langhorne Slim, Benjamin Booker), with both indie-rock and soul overtones, All My Fires caught my ear immediately and is one my favorite Tuscon albums of 2019.Read More →

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Oddnote “Money Comes, Money Goes” [Nashville, USA] Facebook – Twitter – Instagram – Bandcamp DIET. “Forget About It” [Australia] Facebook – Twitter – Instagram – Spotify The Magic Gang “Getting Along” [United Kingdom] Facebook – Twitter – Instagram Mr. Incommunicado “Hunt You Down” [Phoenix, USA] Facebook – Instagram – Bandcamp VedeTT “It SeemsRead More →

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by Carly Schorman – Edwin “I’m Only Gone” “I’m Only Gone” is the sweeping closer to Edwin’s 4-track EP, You Have No Idea, Man. Clocking in at more than six minutes, Edwin will take you on an introspective journey through the ups and downs of relationships with an honesty that I thinkRead More →

Flower Festival “proverbs” The experimental indie act known as Flower Festival released a two-track single earlier this August perfect for that final stretch of hazy heat only those of us in the Sonoran can really understand. Start by stretching out underneath your best ceiling fan on full blast and allowRead More →

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by Carly Schorman Senior Editor – Bien “Spinning On Blue” The dream-pop trio out of Nashville known as Bien released their s/t debut EP last September and they’re back with a fresh new single. “Spinning On Blue” is a calm but uplifting number that serves as a reminder that evenRead More →

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Whissell “Legs Crossed” Whissell doesn’t really deliver the sound we’d expect from a Nashville act, but we’re digging her pensive brand of power pop. “Legs Crossed” combines bourbon-smooth vocals and radio-ready production that will turn your relational rage into a #GrrrlPower moment. Communication is the best means to a healthy romance andRead More →

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Jeffrey James “Unsaid” Jeffrey James hails from the Country Capital of Nashville, but he leans more toward the city’s gospel roots on “Unsaid”… uh, musicially, if not lyrically. This song is more about love lost, but let’s face it, most love songs are. James has just the right voice for his soulful R&BRead More →

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by Carly Schorman Senior Editor – Pink Slip “Said it All” Kyle Buckley, also known as Pink Slip, made the jump from Atlanta to Nashville, but his sound still holds some of that ATL slink in its slick production. “Said it All” comes to us from Pink Slip’s debut EP – Pink HotelRead More →

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XYLØ “I Still Wait for You” The L.A. duo behind XYLØ consists of Chase Duddy (producer/drummer/songwriter ) and his younger sister, Paige (vocalist/songwriter). The pair have me wondering what my brother and I might have accomplished if we spent all that time arguing over the remote control cultivating those music skills. I stillRead More →

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by Carly Schorman Senior Editor – Annabel Allum “Rich Backgrounds” This song wants me to smoke a pack of cigarettes in the parking lot of a shitty bar. It wants me to get piss drunk before choosing an ironic tattoo. “Rich Backgrounds” is so good it makes me want toRead More →

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by Carly Schorman Senior Editor – Old Star “Out Here Alone” Old Star comes out swinging on their debut single, “Out Here Alone”. Seriously, this indie-folk number will kick you in the heart, but it does so with such beauty that you’ll want to go through the ache all overRead More →