Lorde “Pure Heroine”

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  Lorde Pure Heroine [Lava/Republic; 2013] by Taylor Gilliam When listening to the dark chic vocals of Lorde’s “Royals,” it’s hard to believe they come from someone so young furthering the bewilderment is… Continue reading

Dr. Dog “B-Room”

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  Dr. Dog “B-Room (Deluxe Edition)” [2013]   by Zach Heltzel “The more things change, the more they stay the same.” On the surface, it appears that the eighth album of prolific psych-pop… Continue reading

Surfer Blood Returns to PHX on October 14th.

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  by Taylor Gilliam If one were to tell John Paul Pitts and Tyler Schwarz in high school that they would be part of a rising tide of an alternative music project, they… Continue reading

Haim “Days Are Gone”

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  Haim Days Are Gone [Columbia/Polydor; 2013]   by Alexandra Watts   All good girl groups come in threes—look at The Ronettes, The Supremes, Martha Reeves and the Vandellas, Wilson Phillips, and now… Continue reading

MGMT – MGMT

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Just by looking at the title of their latest Album, you can understand a lot about the current state of MGMT. The decision to self-title their third record may seem puzzling at first.… Continue reading

Dirty Beaches @ The Rhythm Room

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  Dirty Beaches @ The Rhythm Room by Zachariah Kaylar I dashed out another cigarette in the uneven pavement of an empty parking lot as the clear, harvest moon rose to an unbothered… Continue reading

Playlist: Shakin’ All Over

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Shakin’ All Over “Sometimes you really just need to dance to Deerhunter in your room, even if you’re by yourself.” —Old Proverb 1. “Bees”… Ty Segall 2. “Default”… Django Django 3. “Modern Love”…… Continue reading

The Dirtbombs “Ooey Gooey Chewy Ka-Blooey”

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The Dirtbombs “Ooey Gooey Chewy Ka-Blooey” [2013]   by Erin Riley Bubblegum pop has never tasted sweeter. The latest collection of vintage pop songs from The Dirtbombs brings back those catchy, sugar coated… Continue reading

Grouplove “Spreading Rumors”

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Grouplove “Spreading Rumors” [Canvasback/Atlantic; 2013]  by Taylor Gilliam Whether or not they claim to never be sellouts, it is every artist’s dream to have their music reach the masses. “Take me to your… Continue reading

Reflektions in a Webcam: Arcade Fire Takes Aim at The Social Media Age

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Reflections in a Webcam: Arcade Fire Takes Aim at The Social Media Age    by Zachariah Kaylar  Several weeks ago, the grey brick wall of a quaint framing shop in Austin, Texas was… Continue reading