Singles Going Steady Archive

  • I have never hidden my affection and adoration for Fairy Bones from the first moment I saw them. Subsequently, I think I’ve written about ever release and moment of their budding career as one of the most compelling rock acts in Phoenix. Today, Fairy Bones is releasing their video for “Banshee”, a truly great single from their full length album debut Dramabot, released earlier this year. For a complete run down on the album you can check out the track by track review found HERE. It is one album released so far this year that I still find myself listening...

    Video Premiere: Fairy Bones “Banshee”

    I have never hidden my affection and adoration for Fairy Bones from the first moment I saw them. Subsequently, I think I’ve written about ever release and moment of their budding career as one of the most compelling rock acts in Phoenix. Today, Fairy Bones is releasing their video for “Banshee”, a truly great single from their full length album debut Dramabot, released earlier this year. For a complete run down on the album you can check out the track by track review found HERE. It is one album released so far this year that I still find myself listening...

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  • I really bit off more than I could chew here. It started with a top twenty, then a top thirty and finally a top forty in classic fashion. This was probably the most arduous task of any of these lists so far for the sheer volume alone. What’s that you say? There could only be forty good songs from local bands last year. No, this was narrowed down from about 125 or so. Again, arduous. Even more difficult was to put them in order. I knew the top ten or so when I started this task, but beyond that it...

    Top 40 Favorite Local Songs of 2014

    I really bit off more than I could chew here. It started with a top twenty, then a top thirty and finally a top forty in classic fashion. This was probably the most arduous task of any of these lists so far for the sheer volume alone. What’s that you say? There could only be forty good songs from local bands last year. No, this was narrowed down from about 125 or so. Again, arduous. Even more difficult was to put them in order. I knew the top ten or so when I started this task, but beyond that it...

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  • So here we are at the holidays and I’ve collected a bunch of holiday music for you to enjoy, some new, some from previous years, but all from some of my favorites. I always have mixed emotions about the holidays, so I will let the music just speak for itself.   A Fairy Christmas by Fairy Bones Captain Squeegee’s front man Danny Torgersen in a fantastic Parody Andy Warpigs in the best Christmas song I’ve heard in years. Cori Rios of The Hourglass Cats channels his inner Elvis for this one. The Hill In Minds bring us this holiday classic...

    Happy Holidays From Some Lovely Locals

    So here we are at the holidays and I’ve collected a bunch of holiday music for you to enjoy, some new, some from previous years, but all from some of my favorites. I always have mixed emotions about the holidays, so I will let the music just speak for itself.   A Fairy Christmas by Fairy Bones Captain Squeegee’s front man Danny Torgersen in a fantastic Parody Andy Warpigs in the best Christmas song I’ve heard in years. Cori Rios of The Hourglass Cats channels his inner Elvis for this one. The Hill In Minds bring us this holiday classic...

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  • You might know Miller James a bit better as J. Miller from Bad Lucy or even as Gram Miller which was the first solo moniker he used amidst the break up of Bad Lucy. Do not be confused by the changing names for the guy with the golden throat that looks the same (I once asked him if he had a brother named Gram after seeing pictures online), he is one and the same. I was saddened by the loss of Bad Lucy, because I thought they really could get somewhere, but I always felt that this was the guy...

    VideosAroundTown: “Honestly” by Miller James

    You might know Miller James a bit better as J. Miller from Bad Lucy or even as Gram Miller which was the first solo moniker he used amidst the break up of Bad Lucy. Do not be confused by the changing names for the guy with the golden throat that looks the same (I once asked him if he had a brother named Gram after seeing pictures online), he is one and the same. I was saddened by the loss of Bad Lucy, because I thought they really could get somewhere, but I always felt that this was the guy...

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  • I have been actually meaning to write this for over a week, but then there was Summer Ends Music Festival and I wanted to hightlight some of the local bands that were going to play and I did and then they didn’t, for the most part. Nevertheless, I’ve had five unique single releases come across my plate as of late that I thought deserved some attention, so enjoy the reviews and the listening opportunities below. EL-”Doomsayer” I’m not sure why more people aren’t talking about EL, other than Hot Rock Supajoint who turned me onto this rock combo. This is...

    SinglesGoingSteady: Five New Diverse Singles!

    I have been actually meaning to write this for over a week, but then there was Summer Ends Music Festival and I wanted to hightlight some of the local bands that were going to play and I did and then they didn’t, for the most part. Nevertheless, I’ve had five unique single releases come across my plate as of late that I thought deserved some attention, so enjoy the reviews and the listening opportunities below. EL-”Doomsayer” I’m not sure why more people aren’t talking about EL, other than Hot Rock Supajoint who turned me onto this rock combo. This is...

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  • Sundressed is a band I have greatly enjoyed watching come into their own in the last couple years. This especially has to do with the growing confidence and songwriting ability of their leader and singer Trevor Hedges. It also seems that with each passing release they become more and more the band I envisioned they would when I first heard them. They also seem to let loose and rock the hell out a lot more as time goes on and that is the side I really like to see, because they do it so well. Don’t get me wrong, Sundressed...

    VideosAroundTown: Sundressed-”Best of/Worst of”

    Sundressed is a band I have greatly enjoyed watching come into their own in the last couple years. This especially has to do with the growing confidence and songwriting ability of their leader and singer Trevor Hedges. It also seems that with each passing release they become more and more the band I envisioned they would when I first heard them. They also seem to let loose and rock the hell out a lot more as time goes on and that is the side I really like to see, because they do it so well. Don’t get me wrong, Sundressed...

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  • While there are more than enough albums and EPs keeping me busy these days, I have to say that this is shaping up to be a Summer of singles. This hasn’t happened in a couple of years where the bands go single crazy and its easy to assemble your soundtrack to Summer, but I guess it’s one of those years and I have no complaints in any capacity about that. Here are four new singles that cover a wide spectrum of sound and I’m digging all of them. Here’s to more singles all Summer long! Jane Joyce – “Kill This...

    Singles Going Steady – A Quartet of Quirkiness

    While there are more than enough albums and EPs keeping me busy these days, I have to say that this is shaping up to be a Summer of singles. This hasn’t happened in a couple of years where the bands go single crazy and its easy to assemble your soundtrack to Summer, but I guess it’s one of those years and I have no complaints in any capacity about that. Here are four new singles that cover a wide spectrum of sound and I’m digging all of them. Here’s to more singles all Summer long! Jane Joyce – “Kill This...

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  • The season pool parties, late night madness until dawn and more noticeable warmth is well on its way and there is nothing better to celebrate the six month Summer season than some sweet singles that make the living a little easier. These three songs scream “Anthems of Summer” and they have all been released in the last week. This is all Summer time music from the surf pop rock of Party Gardens to the easy Stax soul of Samuel L Cool J to the Funky Ska of The Hourglass cats, if nothing gets you in the mood for the life...

    Singles Going Steady-Three Sizzling Summer Tunes!

    The season pool parties, late night madness until dawn and more noticeable warmth is well on its way and there is nothing better to celebrate the six month Summer season than some sweet singles that make the living a little easier. These three songs scream “Anthems of Summer” and they have all been released in the last week. This is all Summer time music from the surf pop rock of Party Gardens to the easy Stax soul of Samuel L Cool J to the Funky Ska of The Hourglass cats, if nothing gets you in the mood for the life...

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  • In addition to the great EPs and Albums that are starting to flow through the Arizona scene, singles are starting to pop up wildly. Many of them are teasers and previews of albums and EPs soon to be released and I’ve selected four that have been released this month from bands I adore. The range from intentionally lo-fi to expertly produced and their styles are all over the place. Some of the newer singles have gone straight to video and I’ve already covered those (“Mirror, Mirror” by Banana Gun and “Melted Together” by The Prowling Kind), but I realized enough...

    Singles Going Steady

    In addition to the great EPs and Albums that are starting to flow through the Arizona scene, singles are starting to pop up wildly. Many of them are teasers and previews of albums and EPs soon to be released and I’ve selected four that have been released this month from bands I adore. The range from intentionally lo-fi to expertly produced and their styles are all over the place. Some of the newer singles have gone straight to video and I’ve already covered those (“Mirror, Mirror” by Banana Gun and “Melted Together” by The Prowling Kind), but I realized enough...

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  • There have been a lot of great artistic debuts in the Valley of the Sun this year, hell, I could probably do a top ten list right now. Then again, I could do a top ten list of bands that have abandoned the valley or broken up or joined the Federal witness relocation program…so the world of music gives and takes in balance I suppose. One of my favorite debuts of 2013 is, without a doubt, Fairy Bones. One of four bands born from the ashes of Born Loser and The Hangers On  (Sister Lip, Naked Pizza and Head are...

    “Like, Like” by Fairy Bones – Tuesday’s Tune

    There have been a lot of great artistic debuts in the Valley of the Sun this year, hell, I could probably do a top ten list right now. Then again, I could do a top ten list of bands that have abandoned the valley or broken up or joined the Federal witness relocation program…so the world of music gives and takes in balance I suppose. One of my favorite debuts of 2013 is, without a doubt, Fairy Bones. One of four bands born from the ashes of Born Loser and The Hangers On  (Sister Lip, Naked Pizza and Head are...

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