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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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Young Jesus has released their first single in over 2 years. "G" finds the band in fine form and is very catchy garage rock track filled with big guitar riffs and cross dressing.

September 12, 2014
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Dawn Golden (aka Dexter Tortoriello of Houses) released a remix EP his May release Still Life this week via Downtown Records. The remix EP features contributions from Diplo, Prides, Metome, Fantasy Camp, CREEP, and more.

You can catch Dawn Golden with Metronomy at Lincoln Hall this Friday, Sept. 12th.

September 10, 2014
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J Fenandez has released the first single, "Cosmic Was" from the upcoming EP Memorize Now. The EP will be released via Atelier Ciseaux on October 14th.

You can catch J Fernandez at Township on October with Krill and Yeesh.

September 09, 2014
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Common Shiner have teamed up Chicago-based comedy group Lowcarbcomedy to create a hilarious high school slasher themed video for the band's 2013 track "Social Mediasochrist".

The video finds Jason Voorhees trying to impress the hottest girl in school who just happens to be the girlfriend of Michael Myers.

September 09, 2014
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Recursed released their latest single, "Runaway b/w Walls" last week. The band plays aggressive rock that verges into darker territories at times.

You can catch Recursed at Township on Sept. 10th.

September 08, 2014
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The LA label Friends of Friends is celebrating five years of outstanding music with the release of a compilation called 5oFoF. The 2 Disc release, coming Nov. 4th, will included highlights from the labels releases over the past five years, but it will also include b-sides, rarities, and new music. One of those new tracks will be a Chicago collaboration from Different Sleep, Kid Sister, and Lil Chris. The track is "Hurt You".

Daedelus recently released a mix of 5oFoF.

September 04, 2014
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