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Dead Native
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Dead Native's self-titled sophomore album has an overall cosmic feel starting with the cover but building through out in the sound. The band blends echoing elements of psych rock, shoegaze, mototik, and pop. There is also a blues under current, but it is toned down from their 2013 debut, Keep It Strange". The adventure on the new album builds through out the tracks, but the most effective cosmic track has to be "Traveling". The 9 minute epic space journey seems built to put anyone into orbit. It is followed up by the one of the heavier tracks, "Clean Kill", that trudges through muddy fields of throbbing guitars. The album closes with an anthemic flourish with "Respite" with all instruments soaring to a close. This may or may not be a concept album, but it does truly feel like a complete listen that was meant to be played track by track. Dead Native's new album will be released on Sept. 2nd.

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B Forrest is the work of Brendan Forest and a collection of talent musicians. He is releasing his debut album Back to Bodhi this month and one of the talented musicians helping him is Sam Trump as featured below on "Grown Child".

October 01, 2014

The Kuhls have released a video for their track "A Woman is Like a Man". The video plays with gender rolls and stereotypes in an amusing way. The Kuhls are primarily sisters Renee and Grace Kuhl, and this is their first single since 2013's Holy Rollin'.

You can catch The Kuhls on October 10th opening for Tom Schraeder & His Ego at Schubas.

October 01, 2014


September 26, 2014


Ko is the work of Kristin Newborn who recently relocated to Chicago and has released her debut EP via Joyful Noise. She has been focused on music since the age of 18 and on this EP she has recruited the talents on Todd Heaton. The four track EP blend electro-pop and soulful songwriting.

September 25, 2014

The latest album from The Gnar Rangers is called #GetNastyAndRich and it oozes attitude throughout.

You can catch The Gnar Wave Rangers at Abbey Pub on Sept. 27th with The Thons and The Dead Woods and at Coles' on Oct. 10th with Red Francis.

September 23, 2014

Siike92 is the work Stevey Yarusinsky and ten days he unleashed a massive collection of "obsucra". Under the heading the.room.dis.connect, Siike92 released three albums filled with strange, beautiful, haunting, and challenging moments. Each release comes with an artbook and a mesmerizing story. Below is the story for my favorite of the three albums, Lavender Town.

A mother's scrapbook. Three generations of women in a small, mid-western American town named Lavender. The woe of life, as well as it's humble joys, are revealed through a series of candid photographs and writings. A somber omen sets the ambiance as you enter your voyeur. Reclining, you ponder "fairy's hair."

September 23, 2014


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