Laura and the Killed Men title

by Lenore LaNova Senior Editor The latest release from Laura and the Killed Men is perhaps the album I’m most anticipating this May and there are some serious contenders on that list. The 6-track EP, One Bell, offers a timeless Americana certain to enchant listeners of every age. On One Bell, an earthenRead More →

Hug of War Emancipate Your Ears! 5000 Years of Global Music Domination Exposed​!​! “One of the best pieces of advice I got from a book was from Role Models by John Waters. He advised the reader to go to thrift stores and seasonal Halloween stores the day after Halloween whenRead More →

RPM Orchestra 00

by Brent Miles Contributing Writer One need only look at some of the instruments featured on RPM Orchestra’s latest album to realize this is something different and intriguing from our desert. Hit On All Sixes is a refreshing detour from rote rock and roll. Conductor Pete Petrisko coaxes otherworldly soundsRead More →

5 rad singles title

The Desert Beats “Nothing Without You” The Desert Beats have been playing shows around the Valley for quite some time, but until now, listening to them on your own time was out. I get it. Put in the time to really develop your sound and learn to mesh well asRead More →

5 super cool 3 track releases title

It seems like the latest trend happening in music is the 3-track release. More than just a single and a b-side, but not quite an EP, the 3-track offers up a sampling of what artists have to offer. Here are a few new additions to our 3-track collection… The Lonesome BilliesRead More →

jared & the mill title

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 →

Andrew Jackson Jihad “Do, Re, Me” The Desert Beats “Nothing Without You” Myrlin “Hometown” Jess Matsen “Not All Deers”  DaDadoh “They Hate Me”Read More →

3 fast 'n feisty releases title

JJCnV Leathered, Weathered, and Feathered The best part of having a new JJCnV release on the list for coverage is that every time someone at HQ suggests switching to a new album I get to yell, “Hey, I’m working!” After weeks of endless listening, I’m not quite ready to giveRead More →

Psychedelic 00

Party Gardens Moon Synth-heavy indie rockers out of L.A. known as Party Gardens counts some Phoenix transplants amongst its ranks including members of Yellow Minute and What Laura Says. The group released Moon on March 27th. The six track album combines appropriately Cali-inspired surf and psychedelia with an effervescent indie pop that reminds me of otherRead More →

chill singles 00

Asian Fred “When I Speak” In the absence of Of the Painted Choir, I’m thrilled to see new tracks emerging from the mindspace of Fred Huang who is now performing under the moniker “Asian Fred”. This new track provides more of the idyllic dreampop I’ve been missing. “When I Speak” is perfectRead More →

tigerface 00

by Frank Ippolito Associate Editor The last time we heard from Tigerface, the boys were playing in and around town supporting their EP, Out of the Dark, which was, by the by, terrific. I had a chance to see them live and there was nothing I could do to notRead More →

synth sounds

Social Lovers Enjoy the Ride The Phoenix act known as the Social Lovers released Enjoy the Ride on vinyl through Cherries Records outta Chicago and already the album is sold-out. Before you get too flustered, know that you can still get your internet hands on a digital copy. The lounge-style electronica makesRead More →