Gin Blossoms Offshoots Record

Two new bands formed out of the ashes of late Arizona pop-rockers the Gin Blossoms are recording albums slated for release next year. Both the Pharoahs, featuring singer Robin Wilson and drummer Phillip Rhodes, and the Low Watts, comprising guitarists Jesse Valenzuela and Scott Johnson, are in the studio. The upcoming releases will be the first recordings by these musicians since the demise of the Gin Blossoms in 1997.