It seems 2011 could be a big year for a few of my favorite local bands. If everything falls in place, we could have new albums from Source Victoria, Reubens Accomplice and Kinch, which kicked off an ambitious three-city residency plan on Monday night in Los Angeles.
Get a sampling below of one of the tracks, Taking Me On, recorded in November at Sail Inn. And Source Victoria’s first album, The Fast Escape (mixed and mastered by Testa), is still available as a free download.
UPDATE: My apologies to Jamal Ruhe, who, despite the anonymous comment, is in fact the man behind the mastering on all three of the aforementioned albums (a fact I only just learned). Anyone interested in the Phoenix/Tempe music scene should already know or get to know his name. Jamal not only juggled duties in numerous bands, he was the distinguished sound man at Nita’s Hideaway before relocating to New York. (We might have even scuffled on the basketball court once or twice.) New Times archive has plenty of reading material on him.