Archive for February, 2012

  • They Are Doctor Bones and this is Numbers I first became aware of Doctor Bones around the time the ninth or tenth person told me I would love them  early last fall, it was around that same time I started noticing the stickers all around town that said “Who Is Doctor Bones?” So I had to find out for myself and it turns out everyone was right, I love them. First of all, their live shows establish them as an ungodly force to be reckoned with, between the commanding presence and quirky vocals of Anthony Fama, the vocals, violin and...

    Doctor Bones’ Numbers

    They Are Doctor Bones and this is Numbers I first became aware of Doctor Bones around the time the ninth or tenth person told me I would love them  early last fall, it was around that same time I started noticing the stickers all around town that said “Who Is Doctor Bones?” So I had to find out for myself and it turns out everyone was right, I love them. First of all, their live shows establish them as an ungodly force to be reckoned with, between the commanding presence and quirky vocals of Anthony Fama, the vocals, violin and...

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  • Analog Society ‘s  Turns On Tones It seems collecting the sounds of the past and coalescing or perhaps defibrillating them into an entirely new life is not only an exciting new hobby for musicians in Phoenix, it is somehow producing some of the finest music around. Case in point, Analog Society’s debut EP, Transformer.   Opening with what sounds like and perhaps clearly is, a sound snippet from  an ancient cinema flick, the music that it transforms into is something all together different. “Take 2.5” is driven by goth rhythms and backing with the unique and haunting vocals of Cecilia...

    Analog Society’s Transformer

    Analog Society ‘s  Turns On Tones It seems collecting the sounds of the past and coalescing or perhaps defibrillating them into an entirely new life is not only an exciting new hobby for musicians in Phoenix, it is somehow producing some of the finest music around. Case in point, Analog Society’s debut EP, Transformer.   Opening with what sounds like and perhaps clearly is, a sound snippet from  an ancient cinema flick, the music that it transforms into is something all together different. “Take 2.5” is driven by goth rhythms and backing with the unique and haunting vocals of Cecilia...

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  • Instructions-ETAOIN SHRDLU It occurs to me that the more amazing the local music scene gets, the more popular it becomes, the more there will appear amazing finds upon the fringe that will rise to the top of the crop in next year’s batch of unsettled cream.   This brings me to Instructions and while what I am talking about is their two song EP, I’m really talking about their math rock/art school aesthetic and the realization that the waves are really only just rolling in.  It’s only two songs and at first, when I was told to check them out,...

    Instructions Amazing Debut ETAOIN SHRDLU

    Instructions-ETAOIN SHRDLU It occurs to me that the more amazing the local music scene gets, the more popular it becomes, the more there will appear amazing finds upon the fringe that will rise to the top of the crop in next year’s batch of unsettled cream.   This brings me to Instructions and while what I am talking about is their two song EP, I’m really talking about their math rock/art school aesthetic and the realization that the waves are really only just rolling in.  It’s only two songs and at first, when I was told to check them out,...

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  • I first heard St. Ranger when they played an opening slot for The Whisperlights CD release party at the Duce and I was stunned—I hadn’t even heard of them before, much less heard their music. I’ve caught them live a couple times since and each time, I’m impressed at how they just continually get better. Last month they released their debut five song EP, Life Coach through their bandcamp site, it will receive its official physical release on February 16th. I was pretty impressed by their single last spring of “Ohnowoe/Shark Week” but the five new songs they present here...

    St. Ranger Life Coach EP Release Party At The Rhythm Room

    I first heard St. Ranger when they played an opening slot for The Whisperlights CD release party at the Duce and I was stunned—I hadn’t even heard of them before, much less heard their music. I’ve caught them live a couple times since and each time, I’m impressed at how they just continually get better. Last month they released their debut five song EP, Life Coach through their bandcamp site, it will receive its official physical release on February 16th. I was pretty impressed by their single last spring of “Ohnowoe/Shark Week” but the five new songs they present here...

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