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Arizona

80s icon, Rocketball 007 has made a spacey comeback with his single, I Can’t Look at You Enough

Originally formed in the 80s and with multiple 7” records on the Punk Collector’s List, we’re stoked to have Rocketball 007’s latest single, I Can’t Look at You Enough, in our ears.

With a sound frequently assimilated yet rarely authenticated, the synth-driven, spacey-with-romanticism single would be right at home on the Wild at Heart soundtrack. Through the crooning into the reverb vocals and the scintillating retro analog synths, which stab right into the beating heart of the atmospheric release, it imparts ample neon synaesthesia. Any true 80s pop fans will want to jump on I Can’t Look at You Enough like cats on catnip. It isn’t every day that you get to revel in the real visceral deal.

I Can’t Look at You Enough is now on Spotify, and Rocketball 007’s entire discography is available to stream and purchase on Bandcamp.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

Let Go: YungNickyBeamer is still hurting on Deserve It

Knowing that he can’t reverse the past and is probably to blame for everything, YungNickyBeamer senses that he might give up soon if anything else bad happens on the regret-filled single Deserve It.

YungNickyBeamer is an Arizona-based hip hop, RnB, and pop-punk solo artist who makes ear-splitting music that will pierce your heart and get you thinking rather deeper than before.

Sending our thoughts into places that are probably best left far alone, YungNickyBeamer shows us that our minds are actually more powerful that first realized. Projected with passion that will leave many breathless, guiding us through a dimly lit voyage that can be so foggy to decipher.

Deserve It from Arizona-based hip hop, RnB, and pop-punk artist YungNickyBeamer is an emotional track that is a worrying ode to current times in this strangely suffocating world. Displaying such bravery to write such honest music, this is a single that so many will sadly relate to during these dark times.

When you start to blame yourself for everything, the road may turn rather scary if you go too far.

Turn this one up on Spotify and get into the social interaction on IG.

Reviewed by Llewelyn Screen

Born Down The Road: Via Skies left this burning desert behind on Home

Home by Via Skies

With a debut album on the way soon, Via Skies shows us that even if you are stuck down a lonely hole, it is actually possible to still reach your destination on the nostalgic single Home.

Via Skies is a long distance Arizona/Indiana-based indie folk band that was formed by the experienced East Valley singer-songwriter Jeff Gonzales.

Now collaborating with Indiana-based guitarist and producer Chad Cussen under the name Via Skies.” ~ Jeff Gonzales

Taking us into a world that so many have felt in their veins before, Via Skies rises up and shows so much strength with a terrific performance here that will inspire many to reach their chosen path. Sending us into a reflective moment you won’t be able to forget, this might be an underground gem we cherish forever.

Home from Arizona/Indiana-based indie folk band Via Skies is a joyous single that will surely get your feet tapping and is loaded with a genuinely joyous vibe and shall make you think deeper. Sung with a thoughtful energy and backed with a fantastic production, this is a track that might get you closing your eyes and recalling when you felt rather lost.

Home will always be home.

Hear this fine new song on Bandcamp and see more via Twitter.

Reviewed by Llewelyn Screen

WILD JIM and COMPANY knows that the game is up on the outstanding new release, ‘LIE TO YOU’

Taken from the upcoming debut album that is due for release on the 20th of May 2022, WILD JIM and COMPANY remind us that the truth is always a better way to live before it all catches up to you on and destroys everything on, ‘LIE TO YOU‘.

WILD JIM and COMPANY is a James Moench-created project from the Arizona, USA-based avid gardener and indie singer-songwriter.

I call it the western indie soundtrack to Arizona. It’s a Spanglish folky cowboy expedition through the American Southwest.” ~ WILD JIM and COMPANY

With a quality like this that is packed within a cinematic-like story that so many will surely relate to, WILD JIM and COMPANY has made a tremendously genuine anthem that shall have you looking into the mirror to see if you are actually the person that you wish to be.

I listened to the sounds of Linda Ronstadt and Marty Robbins, studied Ed Mell landscapes and Goldwater photographs, and poured over the historical allegories of Bob Boze Bell and Marshall Trimble.” ~ WILD JIM and COMPANY

LIE TO YOU‘ from Arizona, USA-based indie project WILD JIM and COMPANY is a song for anyone who feels rather terrible for making up a story, that ultimately hurt someone close to who you loved. Sung with a true emotion of a human who has lived in this particular moment, this is a truly ear-warming single despite the sad lyrics. The beat is so catchy and you sense that this is the start of something special, that is definitely a worthwhile play if you are feeling rather reflective.

Sometimes life just doesn’t turn out the way you want it, even if you hoped for the happy sun to emerge from the clouds.

Listen up to this terrific new single on Spotify and see the news happen on IG.

Reviewed by Llewelyn Screen

Staytus drops ear-shaking new release to give you a swift shudder on, ‘Dreams from Hell’

With her edgy debut 13-track album ‘Disease of The Mind‘ due for release in Spring this year and slated to broaden our minds, Staytus cuts a massive hole through the fragile walls of her next-door neighbour on ‘Dreams from Hell‘.

25-year-old Scottsdale, Arizona local Sam Grundemann aka Staytus is an alternative industrial goth composer, trans gamer, songwriter, musician, vocalist, writer, audio engineer, and music producer.

As an Avid Certified Pro Tools Operator of Music and Postproduction with college degrees in art, audio production and sound design, Staytus is a master at crafting soundscapes that are expansive, loud, and modern.” ~ Staytus

Passionately singing about hugely relevant topics such as bitter heartbreak, traumatic despair, lonely resentment, and reality slipping away in this whirlwind world that can suck away all of your goodness in a split second, Staytus unleashes something for the underground to claw into here. Her vocals are hauntingly raw and with meaning, on a self-produced beat that has your bleeding ears shaking in alarm.

Dreams from Hell‘ from Scottsdale, Arizona-based industrial goth artist and music producer/audio wizard Staytus, is a statement single from a famished young woman who has decided to be the navigator of her own destiny. Lacerating through all doubts with her determined mindset and a clear talent for the production side, this is a terrorizing track that you will either love or be afraid of. That is just the way that it was intended after all, from an artist who is only just beginning this new journey.

Hear this heavy new single on Spotify and check out her IG music page for more.

Reviewed by Llewelyn Screen

Arizona’s Ronny Cash drops a visualizer for the love story-filled romance that is ‘STUCK’

Perceiving that they just can’t get enough of each other no matter what transpires to keep them apart, Ronny Cash senses that he is completely at the mercy of fate with the new video for ‘STUCK‘.

Ronny Cash is an Arizona-based RnB/Hip hop artist who transforms genres with his creative style that sends us into a mesmerized state.

With an ever-evolving mentality that is sharply tuned to his feelings for this addictive lover, Ronny Cash wonders if they are destined to be together with his calming vocals that could send you into a happier place than before. There is much to like about a young artist who is clearly trying to show his loyalty, in a world that seems to undeniably want you to do the opposite.

STUCK‘ from Arizona-based RnB/Hip hop artist Ronny Cash, is one of those singles that stops you in your tracks and has you thinking rather deeply about what relationships mean when you just can’t stop thinking about someone. Is it love or are you just fascinated by one element of them that keeps you hooked like a vulnerable fish?

Ronny Cash shows us his undeniable promise here, with a skilful performance that opens up your mind to a picture that seems to just loop like you have been in this situation before. Is it Deja Vu – or should you run away like the wind – is the question that only those inside the matrix, can truly answer.

See this innovative piece of art come to life on YouTube and get a sense of his roots on IG.

Reviewed by Llewelyn Screen

Yajaira Eve has delivered her convectively sweet alt indie-pop track, Lover Like Me

Arizona-based indie-singer-songwriter Yajaira Eve, laid the soul and style on thick in her latest RnB pop single, Lover Like Me, which manages to keep the vibe of the track sweet while wrestling with convictive lyrics that go straight for the jugular on the types that always think they can do better while being hilariously blind to their flaws.

The individuality in the slightly off-kilter indie dance-pop production and the playful polyphonic tones pull together around the stellar songwriting that proves just how the 21-year-old singer-songwriter managed to become a platinum record artist so close to the inception of her career. We can’t wait to hear what follows or see how far she gets with her incandescently authentic talent.

Lover Like Me is now available to stream via YouTube.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

Noah Fabray sends us a real dance-packed gem to groove with on ‘Don’t Call Me Baby’

After radiating our hearts into a more glowing state of affairs after a rough year on the reminisce-filled ‘Good Old Days‘, Noah Fabray has our thrusting bodies feeling all sensual again with the latest single, ‘Don’t Call Me Baby’.

Noah Fabray is a Scottsdale, Arizona-based indie RnB/soul solo artist who makes that brightly-sparked music that you can’t help but admire due to its pure goodness.

Starting his career off in 2019, Noah has garnered over five million streams and self-written and co-produced all of his music to date.” ~ Noah Fabray

Causing blushes to continue with his smooth vocals that might remind some of early Justin Timberlake, Noah Fabray returns with his signature charm and sings with such classy style that has you in awe of a musician who is only headed to the top.

Don’t Call Me Baby‘ from Scottsdale, Arizona-based indie RnB/soul Noah Fabray, is a finger-clicking single that will cause many to get sliding onto that dance floor again. This is a track that might have some unbuttoning that shirt just a notch, to get those eyes circling and to make the night one to certainly remember. With a cool attitude and effortless magnetism that is mixed to perfection with a memorable beat, this is a release that you might find hard to stop playing again and again.

Hear this new single on Spotify and see more news on the IG.

Reviewed by Llewelyn Screen

The Arizonian psych-rock experimentalists, SPACEMOOSE, have released their cathartic triumph of a stoner doom debut

SPACEMOOSE by SPACEMOOSE

The experimental music project, SPACEMOOSE, from the Arizona based space rock alchemists Blake Waltein and Josh Merrick, has made its official debut with the self-titled, psychotropic stoner doom single.

The 9-minute long desert rock-inspired single uses the first two minutes to ease you into the opium-den-style opulence and ambience, before darker and more ominous electronic textures join the sitars and tribal vibes. With the addition of angular 60s psych-rock guitars at the 4-minute mark, the single starts to amass momentum steadily, leaving the quiescence from the prelude far behind in the overdriven garagey tones that deliver a sense of chaos to the mix.

Even though the vocals consist of little more than ethereal sermonic chants that bleed into the soundscape, it’s hard not to be beguiled by the mystique in them. It certainly isn’t every day that we hear a debut as authentic and arresting as this 9-minute cathartic triumph. Naturally, we can’t wait to hear what follows.

You can check out the debut single from SPACEMOOSE by heading over to Bandcamp.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

So High: Authentic Armenian-American artist Angela Mona wants to get out of this maze on the incredible ‘Deadible’

With a luscious ambient feel to proceedings that are brewed softly with some of the most gorgeous vocals you will hear all year, Angela Mona feels like she is trapped and doesn’t quite know yet how to get out with her latest gem called ‘Deadible‘.

Angela Mona is a Murrieta, California-raised, Arizona-born Armenian-American indie alternative singer-songwriter and pianist.

We find a truly inspiring young woman realizing her vast potential here – who has recently realized her worth – and is inspired by self-improvement and the sweet sounds of Jazz, Blues and RnB.

From speaking late as a toddler to writing intense lyrics and melodies since 12 years of age- Angela had soon accepted her potential, fighting back negative comments and arrogant laughs. While she endured heavy peer pressure, health issues from a young age, and witnessed family financial struggles of their own; her unstoppable, eager sense of drive to prove her capability and strength remains persistent.” ~ Angela Mona

After taking a short break to regain that much-needed thick skin needed to survive a planet that is full of smug small-minded fools who want to see you fail, Angela Mona sings with such genuine beauty as each word is so meaningful. There is a crystal clear vocal ability for all to lather into that will suddenly have you seeing hairs appear on your body that were unknown before.

Deadible‘ from the brave Armenian-American indie singer-songwriter and pianist Angela Mona, is a dark-pop track laced with so much honesty it might take a few listens to fully digest. This is the story about sparking up just to forget all the trauma in the world but reaching a point when you just can’t sleep, as you feel that everything is just so overwhelming currently.

With a relevant message for so many who feel like they are constantly being locked inside with no escape, this is a spectacular track that is a real eye-opener at a time where we all need so much love to emerge from our own anxiety-filled minds.

Hear a hidden angel shine so bright on Spotify and take a look into her life on IG.

Reviewed by Llewelyn Screen