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Thomas Comerford
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Thomas Comerford has spent the last three years preparing for his second solo album, II, the follow up 2011's Archive + Spiral. The result is a thoughtful, introspective album filled folk and western sounds and themes. Most of the eight tracks are built from acoustic guitar and deep, rich vocals. The sound and style could be compared to Mike Johnson. Several tracks, "Silt and Dust", "Chrysalis", "Prefer Not To", and others, then build with twang and organic instrumentation into small southern symphonies. This is bedroom meets barroom but at times it swells into larger realms. This is most apparent in "Done and Done" with its lush full band sound. II will be released by Strange Weather Records on June 10th.


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July 14, 2014
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Blue Dream released their self-titled EP earlier this month. The band is a pure '70's psych rock throwback and the sound on the EP is tinged with a heavy and hazy dose of blues.

July 22, 2014
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Psych Rock group Melkbelly has released the first single from their upcoming LP Pennsylvania.

You can catch Melkbelly at Beat Kitchen on July 26th with Diarrhea Planet.

July 22, 2014
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Frances Like Accord has released their new EP, Queen For Me, the follow up to their debut album Kandote. The debut was a collaboration with The Barefoot Truth Children's Choir and is currently the soundtrack for a movie by the same name. The duo of Brian Powers and Nick Gunty create compelling Folk Pop. You can download Queen For Me for free via Noisetrade.

July 21, 2014
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The Locals released a new single late last month called "The Willful Suspension of Disbelief". The indie pop trio further refine their sound with each release and this one sounds as radio ready as anything out there.

You can catch The Locals on August 9th at North Halsted Market Days with Girl In A Coma.

July 21, 2014
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The recent EP from Hurt Everybody is a perfect example of the current state of hip hop in Chicago. The trio of Carl, Supa, and Mulatto combine fantastic beats with inventive lyrics to entertain over all 17 tracks of the self-titled EP.

July 21, 2014
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