radio phoenix 00

The electro indie pop hop duo known as MRCH joined us at the Radio Phoenix studios back in September for our latest addition of Rise. We talked current projects and traveling to both coasts, Canadian bands, and what’s upcoming (including ever more elaborate light shows). Check the complete playlist below andRead More →

gork 00

by Frank Ippolito Associate Editor Gork’s new four-track disc, Lonely Crowd, isn’t perfect. What record is? However, it’s surprisingly filled with terrific melodies and thoughtful, stirring lyrics. The music gets downright soulful. A very, very good first effort. But first, the backstory… You know, there have been a lot of musicians whoRead More →

eclectic singles 00

by Carly Schorman Senior Editor FEMNY “Duck Jesus” I’m not sure what a “glam jock” sound is, but if FEMNY is a good representation of that genre, I’ll take it. I’m more inclined to say they put a lounge-spin on indie dreampop, but that’s me. This PHX act is justRead More →

electropop 00

ATR31 “The Air” The duo known as ATR31 is so uber hip and modern they actually met on Tinder. True story. The pair established a musical connection and took their project’s name from the anime series, and movie, Neon Genesis Evangelion. “The Air” comes to us from their self-titled debut EP.Read More →

eclectic new 00

Virgin of the Birds “Spooky, Stony, Barely Over Thirty” The Seattle three-piece known as Virgin of the Birds is gearing up for the release of their sophomore album this coming Fall. In prelude to this much-anticipated event, the band released “Spooky, Stony, Barely Over Thirty” which might be new favorite songRead More →

indie singles 00

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 →

electronica featured

J GRGRY “eFlower” J GRGRY (pronounced Jay Gregory) is the brainchild of Seattle multi-instrumentalist Joe Gregory formerly of The Drama and Dolour. “eFlower” comes to us from his debut EP and deals with the artist’s struggle with addiction. Despite the somber topic, “eFlower” is an uplifting electropop number than will shake theRead More →

by Frank Ippolito Associate Editor A Life of Color is the debut recording from Bear and Airplanes and wow, what a debut it is – they had me at a mix of jazz, rap, funk and pop. First, the music. It’s stellar. Garrett Bowers is featured on guitars and tuba.Read More →

Harrison Fjord Puspa in Space I’ve just about had it with these kids and their pun-laden names. Thankfully, the upbeat, jazz-infused pop of Harrison Fjord quelled my initial irritation with their catchy future jams. These newcomers on the local scene just released their debut EP, Puspa in Space, this summer toRead More →

5 mellow singles 00

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 →

top pop 2014

Stephen Steinbrink Arranged Waves The melodic pop of Stephen Steinbrink is startling not only for its astonishing beauty, but for the way the music seems to effortlessly envelop the listener in an ocean of gentle sounds that bring on a sense of calm as it forces you down a pathRead More →

copper and congress 00

I think it was something about the name that glazed over Copper & Congress in my mind. Understand, please, that many of our conversations take place in noisy, crowded, music-filled spaces. I must have walked around for at least a little while thinking the band was actually a new bar inRead More →