Upsahl – The PHX Tapes


Today, UPSAHL officially announces THE PHX (Phoenix) TAPES, a new project that will consist of regular paired (SIDE A/SIDE B) releases from the pop iconoclast. Today she debuts volume one (V1) – two new songs “GOOD GIRL ERA” (SIDE A) and “CONDOMS” (SIDE B) via Arista Records.

The PHX Tapes

The SIDE A/SIDE B release format pays homage to 90s-era mixtapes and illustrates the duality of UPSAHL. “GOOD GIRL ERA” is upbeat, infectious, and invites the listener to chant along as she voices her frustration with green juice, pilates, and trying to be “good.” The accompanying video is a cartoonish, Jekyll and Hyde-esque battle between the two sides of UPSAHL.

“CONDOMS” is a stripped-down melody that’s emotional yet comical, putting her vocal prowess at the forefront as she sings about “burying her problems into no-name lovers.” The official video featuring a gritty late-night trip to the convenience store will debut on Monday, May 1.

“I had been writing so many songs since the beginning of the year and started sharing them with friends the way I shared music when I was a kid growing up in Phoenix. Sort of like how mixtapes used to be passed around,” UPSAHL explains the process of the mixtape curation. “This release is different from my past releases because there was no specific purpose during my writing process. I feel so free in making music right now, and everything I’m creating feels like an experiment. There are no boundaries, no genres, no lines that I am too scared to cross.”


APR 29 SAT – Crowbar – Tampa, FL, United States

MAY 1 MON – Motorco Music Hall – Durham, NC, United States

MAY 3 WED – The Fillmore Philadelphia – Philadelphia, PA, United States

May 4 – THU – Ottobar – Baltimore, MD United States

MAY 5 FRI – Racket NYC – New York, NY, United States

MAY 6 SAT Paradise Rock Club – Boston, MA, United States

MAY 8 MON – Velvet Underground – Toronto, ON, Canada

MAY 9 TUE – El Club – Detroit, MI, United States

MAY 10 WED – A&R Music Bar – Columbus, OH, United States

MAY 11 THU – Hi-Fi @ – Indianapolis, IN, United States

JUN 4 SUN – Stone Pony Summer Stage – Asbury Park, NJ, United States (with Fletcher)

JUN 9 FRI – Rock for People – Hradec, Czechia

JUN 10 SAT – PULS Open Air 2023 – Geltendorf, Germany

JUN 11 SUN – Nochtspeicher – Hamburg, Germany

JUN 12 MON – Rust – Copenhagen, Denmark

JUN 14 WED – Nalen – Stockholm, Sweden

JUN 16 FRI – Bergenfest 2023 – Bergen, Norway

JUN 18 SUN – Pinkpop 2023 – Landgraaf, Netherlands

JUN 20 TUE – Red Rocks Amphitheatre – Morrison, CO, United States (with Oliver Tree)

AUG 6 SUN – Lollapalooza – Chicago, IL, United States

AUG 13 SUN – Outside Lands Festival 2023 – San Francisco, CA, United States

SEPT 5 TUE – Palace – St Paul, MN ( with Tove Lo)                

SEPT 6 WED – Salt Shed – Chicago, IL (with Tove Lo)                       

SEPT 8 FRI – Royal Oak – Detroit, MI (with Tove Lo)             

SEPT 10 SUN – Pier 17 – New York NY (with Tove Lo)   

SEPT 14 THU – The Anthem – Washington, D.C. (with Tove Lo) 

SEPT 15 FRI – The Atlantis – Washington, D.C. (with Tove Lo)    


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