Scorpion vs. Tarantula
Scorpion vs. Tarantula has long offered me a cathartic release from some of those imposed societal norms with their high-energy, growl-inducing punk-rock and fierce live performances. The only thing more exciting than this music video is the fact that the single is just a mere sampling of what’s to come from the band next year. Keep watch for When the Girls Are Gone from Scorpion vs. Tarantula in 2018.
“Gonna Make You Love”
The Darts have only been playing together for a year, but they’re already making some big waves in this desert town. The band divvies their time between PHX & LAX but they’re signed to the UK-based Dirty Water Records which makes this an international undertaking. Check out the band’s trippy new track, “Gonna Make You Love” from their debut LP, Me.Ow.
Cuzins The Band
“Nine Pound Hammer”
This 3-piece blues-rock band from NYC goes heavy on their new single, “Nine Pound Hammer”. Cuzins The Band definitely make my list of “Bands I need to see live” after I watched this video so let’s hope they expand that tour circuit west of the Mississippi sometime soon. This single comes to us from the band’s s/t debut EP (available here).
This is the first music video from power pop/punk band Bat Boy. This track comes to us from the band’s debut 7″ (pre-order available through Asian Man Records), but you can preview the EP, Couldn’t Keep Up, over on Soundcloud.
London-based musician, L.A. Salami, has a brand new album looming on the horizon, but fans can get an early taste with this fresh single. “Generation L(ost)” is a promising look at what’s to come from The City Of Bootmakers; the new album from L.A. Salami due out next April.
Kill the moose
This alt-rock act from from Nice, France draws inspiration from 90s alt/Britpop scene so it’s no wonder this number has me feeling all kinds of nostalgic. “Good Girl” offers high-energy angst with the right amount of grit. Or should I say grunge?
Get ready for some fierce PHX sounds with Twingiant. This 4-piece goes hard from the metal-vocals to the driving force of the rhythm section. Even if “hard rock” isn’t really “your thing,” Twingiant might be the band to make you reconsider all that nonsense.