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Calm Palm Vapor

On November 12th the duo known as Calm Palm Vapor released their debut album Morning Pacific. These ten tracks are a mixture of keyboards, atmospherics, and gentle pop vocals. Recorded over the course of a year, the album is simple but infectiously fun. The duo celebrated the release with a raucous show at Subterranean. Since forming in January 2010 the duo of Pierogi (melodies) and Secretwars (beats) have established a decent catalog that also includes an ep released back in September. You can stream the album on the band's bandcamp page or purchase it digitally for just $5.


Distractions' New 7"

Distractions are back with a new 7" single that will be released by twosyllable records on December 7th. This is the bands first release on their new label, and comes in advance of the release of their new LP Dark Green Sea on January 18th on Infinite Best. The single will contain two tracks "We Were Better Off In The Rain" and "I Need A Reason".

Distractions will be performing at The Empty Bottle on November 27th with Bird Names, Nude Sunrise, and Wumme.


JBTV Documentary

I don't know if the Chicago music scene would be the same with out Jerry Bryant and JBTV. I found this new documentary while searching around youtube. You can really tell that it is and has been a "Labor of Love"


Rainbo Video's Debut Album

Arcade Sound Ltd. is home to inventive bands like Blackbird Blackbird, Memoryhouse and Teen Daze, and next month they will be releasing the debut album from Rainbo Video. The album will be called Shadow Relics and will include five new tracks including the beautifully funky "Crystal Glaciers".


Matthew Friedberger

Thrill Jockey announced last week that Chicago native Matthew Friedberger (Fiery Furnaces) will be releasing a series of solo album through out 2011. The series will be called Solos and begin in January. There will be six album and they will be released every two months in a limited quantity of 700. Each album will be released on vinyl only and will be packaged in fully artworked jackets. The last album will be delivered to subscribers with an exclusive bonus of two exclusive full-length albums, featuring Matt and special guests on each. Subscribers will also get an LP box - old-style "Tip On" with a hand mounted photo - in which to keep the Solos LPs. Thrill Jockey also sent around the first track from the series "Shirley".


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