DINERS is a Phoenix, AZ band playing clean, fun pop-rock music influenced by shows, parties and sometimes nonsense. Band members Tyler Broderick, Andrew Kendall, Tristan Jemsek and Kyle Daniels have all played in various projects around Phoenix and have found a great harmony together as DINERS. They're debut release, Throw Me A Ten, received lots of attention in their native desert valley and Diet Pop Records is set to release it's followup in 2013. Expect great things.
" Like the band's remarkable debut, it's nearly impossible to get out of your head once you've listened, the kind of music made for driving with the windows down at night, probably home from some show. "
-Phoenix New Times
"The band's live performances carried the same earnest feeling amplified by the group's easygoing energy onstage. They continue the artistic tradition of drawing from their predecessors to create something new and relevant to the present but Diners extends their reach a little further than many of their contemporaries and builds their sound from that youthful, teenage heart of rocknroll: the 1950s, the last decade to hold claim on American innocence."
-YabYum Music & Arts
Contact DINERS directly: email@example.com
Ex-Cowboy is a project created by Michael Huerta in Tucson, AZ. The band is a rotating cast of people and instrumentation including accordion, violin, cello, double bass, guitar, drums and even bass clarinet. The music is somehow a balance of dark overtones and alluring sensitivities all within a western setting. Their self-titled album is set to be released on Feb 27th, 2013 on Diet Pop Records. It was recorded by Petie Rondstat at LandMark Sound Recorders and produced by Logan Greene.
"Brandishing but a guitar and accordion, the Tucson, AZ duo perfectly recreate the heart and soul of the original score [of The Royal Tenenbaums] penned by Mark Mothersbaugh. Mixed into the lot is a spaghetti western vibe worthy of the band’s name, and vocals that recall Sparklehorse‘s Mark Linkous at his best."
"Dark Appalachian folk songs, heavy on gloomy textures and high and lonesome Spaghetti Western soundtrack guitar ... Extraordinary and mysterious."
"Ex-Cowboy is a band that needs to be heard instead of read about. The longtime project of Tucson native Michael Huerta, Ex-Cowboy falls somewhere between the moody finger-pickings of Elliott Smith and the foreboding growls of the Appalachia. Throwing descriptors at Ex-Cowboy is almost a disservice to Huerta’s sound, however, and he’s gathered some of the city’s finest to help him capture that sound on record."
Logan Greene Electric was formed in 2012 by Logan Greene, Ray Borboa and Robert Sidwell. They play straightforward powerpop in the tradition of bands like Badfinger, Squeeze and Weezer. In 2012, they recorded at Eric Valentine's Barefoot Recording Studio (Third Eye Blind, Smashmouth) and toured the southwest. Their debut album is set for late 2013 on Diet Pop Records.
Robert Sidwell of LGE was also a contestant on the Price Is Right. There are pics.
"Logan Greene Electric plays a genre of music that feels a little foreign to someone whose ears have been shaped in downtown Phoenix, but that’s definitely a good thing. The band is unapologetic power pop. No shifts to hardcore punk halfway through the set, no psychedelic instrumental breaks, just a power trio playing power pop. That said, Logan Greene Electric is the product of musicians with real musical talent – not only was their set technically clean, it showcased very impressive solos and riffs for the power pop genre."
-METROnome music blog