I ran across this mix CD from Tiny Panda Record at Stinkweeds the other day and wanted to write about it. The CD came out this last year and is the first in a series of mix tapes highlighting local Phoenix bands. Tiny Panda Records is local records company owned and operated by Frances Lopez and has a sister company, Fizzle Promotion. If you have a band that is looking into tour through Phoenix, Fizzle is a great contact.
If you are not that familiar with the currant local scene this is a great place to start. This is a really good representation of what you can expect from the real local local scene. I'm not talking Jimmy Eat World.
Andrew Jackson Jihad - Black Dog
Uggamugga - Campfire
French Quarter - June
My Feral Kin -The Flat Tax
Foot Ox - Carriers
Cardiac Party - Doorbell
Businessman's Lunch - Rehab Round II
Porches - Goin' Federal
Hands on Fire - Right On
Treasure Mammal - Total Winner
They only have limited number of these CD's and when they are gone, they're gone. They already have other great compilation CDs that have sold out and this one is sure to do the same. I didn't see another one at Stinkweeds, but it doesn't mean you wont be able to find it there.