What Laura Says Set to Release New LP, Bloom Cheek, on June 8

Factory Made Future is reporting that What Laura Says will release a new album called Bloom Cheek on June 8.

FMF also predicts it'll be big: "While the band has already started to garner some national attention, I have a feeling this will be the album that helps them break out on a much larger scale, especially after hearing the two preview tracks from the album."

So I listened to those two tracks. For the first 30 seconds of "Training," as little picks and pops created a nice mellow, but active vibe, I thought "maybe FMF is right." Then What Laura's patented over-the-top bass noodles and off-key harmonization kicked in and I thought, "Yeah, I never really liked that band."

Check out the songs at FMF or at IckMusic, where they were posted about a month ago. Listen and ask yourself: Is What Laura Says the future of Phoenix music?

Or is it Courtney Marie Andrews, as Steve Jansen argues in this week's New Times cover story

Or maybe the Arizona Republic is right to tap Chuck E. Baby as Jimmy Eat World's heir apparent?

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