Archive for March, 2012

  • I had heard murmurings about Factories for nearly a year. Their producer Jalipaz had mentioned them quite a bit, even though they are not a part of the Black Cactus roster, everyone from that crew talked very excitably about them. I had been told that Underwater Getdown was history, but not to worry, because Factories was even better.  It wasn’t until last May after about six months of hearing these whispers in the wind that I got to see the proof in the pudding for myself at Peachcake’s EP release party at the Rhythm Room. It was at that point...

    Factories Have Got It Together!

    I had heard murmurings about Factories for nearly a year. Their producer Jalipaz had mentioned them quite a bit, even though they are not a part of the Black Cactus roster, everyone from that crew talked very excitably about them. I had been told that Underwater Getdown was history, but not to worry, because Factories was even better.  It wasn’t until last May after about six months of hearing these whispers in the wind that I got to see the proof in the pudding for myself at Peachcake’s EP release party at the Rhythm Room. It was at that point...

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  • Sometimes a band just comes at you out of nowhere, just lands in your lap and sometimes they become one of your new favorite bands immediately. This is the case with Therapist and there new six song EP Heart Beats. The entire affair evokes a very early 80s suffocating LA punk vibe with brilliant modern flourishes of electronica, doused in a healthy housing of darkness. Starting off with harrowing screams, the lead-off single “In Know What I Want” immediately gets down to their infectious sound after the unsettling beginning, with big bass riffs, keyboard accentuation, pounding drums and sultry punk...

    Therapist Pounding Out Heart Beats

    Sometimes a band just comes at you out of nowhere, just lands in your lap and sometimes they become one of your new favorite bands immediately. This is the case with Therapist and there new six song EP Heart Beats. The entire affair evokes a very early 80s suffocating LA punk vibe with brilliant modern flourishes of electronica, doused in a healthy housing of darkness. Starting off with harrowing screams, the lead-off single “In Know What I Want” immediately gets down to their infectious sound after the unsettling beginning, with big bass riffs, keyboard accentuation, pounding drums and sultry punk...

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  • Project Releases Well Come Back To You It seems, suddenly that forgotten genres like Shoegaze Rock, Dream Pop and Math Rock are suddenly being resurrected in various corners of the Phoenix scene and honestly, it’s nice to see. Sure, it’s not everyone’s cup of tea, but it’s brilliant nonetheless. It happens to be one of my cups of tea so I’m overjoyed to hear something like the sophomore release from Project Well Come Back To You. First of all, I need to address Donna Blumenfeld’s breathy vocals which adds a sense of sultry Slowdive panache to the whole affair. “End...

    Project-Well Come Back To You Release Party and Review

    Project Releases Well Come Back To You It seems, suddenly that forgotten genres like Shoegaze Rock, Dream Pop and Math Rock are suddenly being resurrected in various corners of the Phoenix scene and honestly, it’s nice to see. Sure, it’s not everyone’s cup of tea, but it’s brilliant nonetheless. It happens to be one of my cups of tea so I’m overjoyed to hear something like the sophomore release from Project Well Come Back To You. First of all, I need to address Donna Blumenfeld’s breathy vocals which adds a sense of sultry Slowdive panache to the whole affair. “End...

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  • I kind of get the feeling that The Wiley One won’t be hanging around Phoenix for very long. First of all, they are one of the few local bands whose songs have made it to television, having been heard on Fuel TV and ESPN, they’re well known for their environmental awareness and have worked with Disney’s Planet Challenge and their Bio Diesel bus tour caught the attention of Billboard Magazine’s Green Issue. Not to mention they have attracted large audiences in Los Angeles, New York and everywhere in between. Sundawg Records has a nice little treasure with the Wiley One,...

    The Wiley One – Kill It With Love

    I kind of get the feeling that The Wiley One won’t be hanging around Phoenix for very long. First of all, they are one of the few local bands whose songs have made it to television, having been heard on Fuel TV and ESPN, they’re well known for their environmental awareness and have worked with Disney’s Planet Challenge and their Bio Diesel bus tour caught the attention of Billboard Magazine’s Green Issue. Not to mention they have attracted large audiences in Los Angeles, New York and everywhere in between. Sundawg Records has a nice little treasure with the Wiley One,...

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