Sound Off

North Dakota, Chad Krystals, and Twingiant

Welcome to the first installment of our new weekly feature, Sound Off, where I will be joined by a different guest each week to listen to and discuss three tracks from local Phoenix artists. If you would like your songs to be considered for future Sound Off columns, please email [email protected]. Today's guest is Jay Bennett, editorial operations manager at New Times, author of last year's massive Nothing Not New series, and guitarist in local rock 'n' roll band Scorpion Vs. Tarantula.

Today, Jay and I take on tracks from post-punkers North Dakota, hip-hopper Chad Krystals, and masters of sludge Twingiant.

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Jason P. Woodbury is a music and pop-culture writer based in Phoenix. He is a regular contributor to the music blog Aquarium Drunkard and co-host of the Transmissions podcast.