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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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Holt (formerly Hollywood Holt) is back and now signed to Kayne's G.O.O.D. Music. His first release on the label is a cover of Kavinsky's "Nightcall" from the Drive soundtrack which features a contribution from Emily Morse of Glass Lux.. This is a very different sound for Holt but still produced by Million $ Mano. Holt, as  strong member of Treated Crew, has a full album ready but an offical relase date has not been announced.

March 30, 2015
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Genevieve has released an amazing video for her song "Colors". The video is Wizard of Oz inspired and the track comes from Genevieve's debut solo EP by the same title.

March 27, 2015
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Colin Morris has released his debut EP, Could Be Anything. Colin is a multi-instrumentalist songwriter and plays a catchy brand of power pop.

You can catch Colin at Martyrs on April 23rd.

March 26, 2015
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Claire Watkins and Ian Young are Scout Ripley. The duo released their debut EP Image Fiction via the local label Aerial Ballet back in November. The EP is filled with driving and meaningful Orchestral Pop.

You can catch Scout Ripley at Abbey Pub on April 3rd with Fields and Planes and Pool Holograph.

March 26, 2015
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Hidden Hospitals released their debut full-length album, Surface Tension, this week. The band hand released a series EP's over the last few years, but really stepped it up on this effort.

You can help the band celebrate the release on April 3rd at Double Door with Mighty Fox, Common Shiner, and Soft Speaker.

March 25, 2015
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JC Brooks & The Uptown Sound released a new single and video before departing for SXSW. The new track is called "You Can't Break Me". It is an ode to the harsh Chicago winter and the perfect song to hear on the first day of Spring.

The band will be performing next in the area on April 10th at Durty Nellie's in Palatine.

March 21, 2015
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