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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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Rob Jacobs released a video, directed by Julia Dratel, for his track "Unknown Hand" this week. The track original appeared in his self-titled album with was released on vinyl and cassette by Chicago's International Anthem back in February.

This month International Anthem is working in tandem with Rob Jacobs to "present a 4-week curatorial residency of improvisational performances by an eclectic generation of artists" at Comfort Station. Jacobs will be performing with Pat keen on July 9th to kick everything off. Get all of the detail here.

July 01, 2015
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Producer Radius continues to innovate in the world of beat making and hip hop production with the release of a remix EP of tracks by composer Greg Spero. The EP is called "Electric Remixes" and pulls from Spero's 2014 album "Electric". The EP, clocking in just over 10 minutes, is a beautiful downtempo mini-masterpiece.

July 01, 2015
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The Walters, through Canvasback Music, have release a new single called "Hunk Beach". The track is a breezy, easy going, summer song and further proof that the band's 2014 debut EP, Songs For Dads, was no fluke.

You can catch The Walters at Reggies on July 25th with Dorian Taj, Od Jo, and Bellweather Blues.

July 01, 2015
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Jazz trio Stirrup celebrates the release of their new album, A Man Can't Ride on One (Whistler Records), tonight at The Whistler. Fred Lonberg-Holm, Nick Macri, and Charles Rumback recorded this, their sophomore, album live at The Whistler during their residency. Below is a track called "Curry Brush" from A Man Can't Ride on One.

Stirrup is celebrating the release of their sophomore album at The Whistler tonight, June 30th, at 9:30pm.

June 30, 2015
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Blood Red Boots have a new EP called Countless Night ready for release. The EP's lead single is called "21st Century Love" and it is a blend of garage rock pop-metal, and EDM.

Blood Red Boots are celebrating the release of Countless Nights on July 17th at House of Blues. If you preorder you tickets you will receive a copy of the EP at the show for free.

Image by Ryan Ohm

June 30, 2015
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Ember Oceans released their self-title debut EP this week. Despite being based in Chicago the band has a sun-drench, beach and surf rock sound that is highlighted by their vocal harmonies.

You can catch Ember Oceans at Abbey Pub on 7/8 and at House Cafe in Dekalb on 7/22.

June 30, 2015
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