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Sonoi "Cotton"

The trio Sonoi have completed their sophomore album, Tropics of Holland and will be releasing it on March 13th via Meno Mosso. The band has always leaned towards the experimental, but this release they blend those adventuresome tendencies nicely with aurally pleasing pop. Below is the album's first single "Cotton"

Sonoi will be celebrating the album's release with a show at The Hideout on March 15th with Deep Sleep and Chandeliers.



Rites is an electro-pop four piece band that recently announced their new line-up (see below). The band is working on the follow-up to last year's debut ep, and planning to head to SXSW next month.

Their next local show will be on March 29th at Empty Bottle with Housse de Racket.


Willis Earl Beal @ Cole's Bar

Willis Earl Beal is the Jeremy Lin of the Chicago music scene right now. With a minimal web presence, minimal PR, limited releases, Beal has taken the scene by storm. Suddenly his signed to XL Records and appearing on the biggest music sites on the web. He is celebrating the release of his new 7" with a free show at Cole's Bar tomorrow night, Feb. 21st, with Pillars & Tongues.


From Our Open Blog: Pretty Good Dance Moves

Upon the groups initial inception in 2006, Pretty Good Dance Moves, alias of Jimmy Giannapoulos and Aaron Allieta, has since taken over New York City’s dance scene by storm. Now not only has the duo just released their first full-length album Limo on February 7, 2012, they will also embark on a Midwestern tour in support of the new record.

The two week long trek will kick off on February 15th in Marquette, MI at the Upfront and Company, circle west, and wrap up on February 26th in Cincinnati, OH at the MOTR Pub. They will be coming to the Empty Bottle in Chicago, IL on Saturday, February 25th. Showtime: 10pm, 21+, $8 or FREE with RSVP Send email to: rsvp@emptybottle.com

MP3: Pretty Good Dance Moves "Movement 2 (I Wonder Why)"


Elijah Holden "33 Spokes"

Elijah Holden has released a new project called 33 Spokes. The ep is an exploration is sound, thought, and human consciousness. I know that sounds far reaching, and perhaps it is, but the resulting collection of tracks really delivers. Holden uses conversations, voices, speaking in tongues, and other forms of spoken sound to explore the complexities of man. The project was funded by a City of Chicago CAAP grant. Elijah also plays in the band Conductive Alliance.


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