STAFF PICKS kimber – rogue wave, plants and animals lindsay – plants and animals dario – konono no 1 jeff – plants and animals, pity sex THIS WEEK’S NEW RELEASES Aesop Rock – The Impossible Kid CD/2xLP+MP3 (Rhymesayers) On his first new album since 2012’s Skelethon, Aesop continues finding new ways to improve on the skills that have made […]

Chris Schlarb & Psychic Temple with Slow Moses This will be a Trunk Space/Stinkweeds Pop Up Show at The Newton (Changing Hands/First Draft Book Bar) Wednesday May 18th – 7PM Asthmatic Kitty recording artist Psychic Temple returns to the Valley with all the experimentation and exploration of their subsequent releases and some new material that expands […]

STAFF PICKS kimber – wavves/cloud nothings split lindsay – higher authorities dario – higher authorities jeff – higher authorities, greys THIS WEEK’S NEW RELEASES Dälek – Asphalt For Eden CD (Profound Lore) The first new album since 2009’s Gutter Tactics marks the return of the cult hip-hop/noise originators after a long hiatus.Vinyl edition due May 6. Nicolas […]

I like to look at this blog as a place of introspection and discovery. When I write a review or share an opinion on a subject, I’m simply sharing the thoughts of a fellow music lover, for those of you who may be interested in the thoughts of someone who spends a lot of time around music. […]

STAFF PICKS kimber – pj harvey lindsay – suuns, ashley shadow dario – kevin morby jeff – suuns THIS WEEK’S NEW RELEASES Sam Beam/Jesca Hoop – Love Letter For Fire CD/LP+MP3 (Sub Pop) Iron & Wine’s Sam Beam spent much of 2015 working the studio with other artists. He and Band Of Horses’ Ben Bridwell […]

STAFF PICKS kimber – frightened rabbit lindsay – parquet courts, frightened rabbit dario – woods, kings of convenience reissues jeff – kings of convenience reissues THIS WEEK’S NEW RELEASES Daniel Ash – Stripped CD (Main Man) Released on vinyl for RSD 2015 — now available on CD. For over 35 years, he has been one of the seminal […]

As we enjoy our recent boom of rich culture in the valley, with all the new venues, art spaces, and the patrons to match their capacity, it is important to honor those who paved the way. Over a decade ago, some might have said that Phoenix was a sleepy town. We didn’t have all the big […]

STAFF PICKS kimber – bibio lindsay – andrew bird, black mountain, charles bradley dario – bombino jeff – tim kinsella, rob crow’s gloomy place THIS WEEK’S NEW RELEASES Audacity – Hyper Vessels CD/LP+MP3 (Suicide Squeeze) From the opening bedlam of barnburner “Counting The Days,” Audacity demonstrate that while their songwriting has become more nuanced, their […]

Here are 5 albums that have been getting a lot of play in the store lately. It seems this year is off to a great start, with a variety of music that seems to be breaking a lot of the molds and shirking the popular trends. We hope these keep up, because we’re having a […]