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Netherfriends "Angry East Coast"

We are entering the second phase of Netherfriends 50 States/50 Songs project. He has toured through 50 States and now is beginning to release his songs. He is currently working on the Midwest EP, but has released the East Coast collection called "Angry East Coast".

Netherfriends is performing at Lincoln Hall on June 5th.


Pillars & Tongues "The Pass and Crossings"

The new album from the somber trio Pillars and Tongues may not be ground breaking, but it does further develop the beautiful meditative sound of the band. I would say the band's sound most closely resembles that of Dance Can Dance. Soaring strings and the near chanting vocals allow the listener to float seemlessly through this album. However it is not filler or noise, but the music sucks you into the enchanted world of Pillars and Tounges.

The Pass and Crossings is out June 28. Pre-order here. You can see Pillars and Tongues live at Empty Bottle on May 30th.


Chicago Mixtape Show @ Empty Bottle

Not only can Chicago Mixtape deliver a sound mixtape every week, but apparently they can also put together a great show. This Friday, May 27th, at Empty Bottle they will host four bands, two of which are Chicago-based Ornery Little Darlings and Continental Breakfast. The other two bands are great, but I am surprised to see Michigan's The Juliets and Milwaukee's The Fatty Acids. The show is going to be awesome, but I thought Chicago Mixtape would deliver a Chicago line-up. Nonetheless, the show is free if you email rsvp@emptybottle.com, and $8 if you don't.

In preparation for the show you should check out The Juliets 2010 free album here and Continental Breakfast's free 2010 ep Seasons here. Also, I posted this video when it was released back in Feb 2010, but Ornery Little Darlings "Run From The Gun" is a great video. Their new album, Get After It, will be released on June 1st and you can get a taste of in the new video below.


Gypsyblood "Take Your Picture"

Gypsyblood has released their video for the track "Take Your Picture" which appears on their debut album Cold in the Guestway.



Republic of Lights @ Lincoln Hall

Last fall, Republic of Lights released their debut album, Go Rococo, and gave it away for free. The album is a perfect example of indie pop. The sound is driven by piano, solid drums, and intricate guitar melodies.

Republic of Light is performing on May 28th at Lincoln Hall.


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