WELCOME TO HOMEGROWN!
A Local Music Segment airing every Monday through Friday at 11pm w/ Mo!
Like one of one the bands we’re featuring this week on ALT AZ 93.3?
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Wanderer is the new solo project from singer and guitarist Adam Simons (SIY-MUNS). Based out of Tempe, Wanderer brings elements of indie rock, 80s pop, and R&B together to create his songs. Influenced by a range of artists from Fleetwood Mac to John Mayer and The Weeknd, his goal is to make records with a cinematic feel – “I want my music to be a soundtrack for the best times in your life.” His third single, “Call Me Crazy” is available now on iTunes and Spotify, and is part of his highly-anticipated debut EP, CITY, out now! Catch Wanderer at Pub Rock Live Nov. 8th w/ Secondhand Serenade and on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. Preview his song “So Far Away” below and if you love it, vote to hear it again for the Friday Replay at the bottom of the page:
Phantom Party was formed in March 2015 by Joshua Capati, Matthew Slusser, and Austin Cooper. They released their debut EP a mere two months after formation and embarked on tour after three local shows. They were featured in the Phoenix New Times top 40 singles of 2015, but more recently they won an award for Best New Band of 2016 by local publication YabYum and made the top 45 bands of 2017 list by Good Deed Seats–their first time on a national list. Phantom Party stayed quiet in 2016 but self-released their first full length album, Hundred Skeletons, in March 2017 and embarked on a run of Colorado shows shortly after. They are currently prepping to release a 2 song EP titled A Year in Bed on November 10. You can follow Phantom Party on Facebook, Instagram and Bandcamp. Preview their song “Holy Roller” below and if you dig it, vote to hear them again for the Friday replay at the bottom of the page.
Phoenix, Arizona-based artist, Teammate Markus is a skilled lyricist, vocalist, and rapper backed by a full alternative rock band. Teammate’s sound is a fresh fusion of hip hop and alternative rock that has been carefully crafted in the heart of the desert. “Anymore,“ produced by Harry Mars and engineered by Sean Whiteman at Interchange Audio, is the first single off of Teammate’s highly anticipated second full length album. The sophomore record is due to be released before the end of 2017 and promises to offer more genre blending tracks. Referred to by some as a little too rock for the hip hop scene and a little too hip hop for the rock crowd, Teammate creates music that defies the limitations of current genres and is in a class of its own. You can find Teammate Markus at Mesa Music Festival main stage on Nov. 10th/11th and on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. Check out their acoustic version of “Songs That Make You Cry” below, then vote to hear it again for the Friday Replay at the bottom of the page.
The Breaking Pattern finds balance between melodic, acoustic-driven, ambience and an intensity derived from today’s modern indie rock. Fueled by flowery, introspective lyrics, the music creates an excitingly imaginative atmospheric-pop genre.
After acquiring a strong local following through earlier music projects, lead singer Derek Hackman joined forces with several prominent local musicians from across the Phoenix music scene to form The Breaking Pattern. In the Summer of 2015 the band emerged with a series of singles that were received with high praise from fans and critics alike, immediately going on to sell out their first several shows and amassing a large online fan base. Their quick rising popularity caught the attention of producer Cory Spotts (Lydia, BlesstheFall, Greely Estates), leading the band to record a full length album. The debut was a success, and heralded as one of the top albums of the year by Phoenix New Times. National recognition began to pour in as well, with Huffington Post dubbing The Breaking Pattern as “the face of the Phoenix emo revival movement”. After performing a series of local headlines and southwest one-offs, the band returned to the studio in early 2017 to begin their follow up EP. The album, aptly titled “…and Suddenly Nothing Becomes Everything”, was recorded over a several month span with local up-n-coming producer Hiram Hernandez (The New Low, Hotel Books), and sent to mixing by Justin Hergett (Lady Gaga, Nick Jonas), with mastering done by Joe LaPorta (Imagine Dragons, X-Ambassadors). During this time the band acquired new management, and began to set it’s sights toward the national stage.
With a flair for poetics, the band’s wordy lyrical stylings have carved a passionate, cult-like following from the emo revival and indie pop movements. Coupled with acoustic guitars and ambient soundscapes, the band calls back to a late 90s sound that explores new melodic territory and pushes the envelope on modern production trends. In all, the music lives up to the band’s self-described “atmospheric-pop” genre.
The band is currently preparing to release it’s follow up EP, “…and Suddenly Nothing Becomes Everything”, in the Fall of 2017. You can find TBP on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. Check out their song “Shadow Of The Moon” below, then vote to hear them again for the Friday Replay below.