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California Wives "Art History"

We announced awhile ago that California Wives was preparing their next full-length album for an early spring release. We now have a few more details and the first single "Marianne". The album will be called Art History and will be released on September 4th through Vagrant Records. The full tracklist is below.

1. Blood Red Youth
2. Tokyo
3. Marianne
4. The Fisher King
5. Los Angeles
6. Photolights
7. Purple
8. Better Home
9. Twenty Three
10. The New Process
11. Light Year

California Wives will be heading out on a national tour in support of Art History this Fall.


Wooden Rings @ Burlington

Wooden Rings don't try to disguise or be coy about their sound. They play acoustic chamber pop and they play it well. The quartet released a self-titled album last month, and recently performed for Lightbox Sessions.

You can catch Wooden Rings with Wells-next-to-the-sea and Cottage Jefferson at The Burlington on July 26th.

Lightbox Sessions: Wooden Rings from Lightbox Productions on Vimeo.


Death By Icon

Death By Icon is the work of Jebediah Percival and Mike Kinowski. This duo trades off throwing fast and tight rymes over off-kilter and experimental beats. Their self-titled debut album was self-released back in May, and is one of those never lets up or allows you to get your footing. These two are a great addition to the booming hip hop scene in Chicago.



Betta Promotions is hosting one of the better and most cost effective music festivals of the summer tomorrow at The Orphanage. Bettafest takes place in one full day, tomorrow July 7th. Here is the full line-up.

Magic Milk
Paper Mice
Living and Wrestling
Pisces At The Animal Fair
My Dad
Mountains For Clouds
Truman and His Trophy
Elephant Gun

The event will also feature special art show with local Chicago artists. The cost is only $7 before 3pm and $10 after.


Taught Abroad @ Empty Bottle

Taught Abroad is the alias of local musician Chris Sadek. Under that name he released a self-titled ep earlier this year. He music is beautifully produced, downtempo, but interestingly lo-fi.

You can catch Taught Abroad at Empty Bottle with Young Empires and Humans on July 10th.


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