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Dead Native
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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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The deluxe version of Angel Olsen's album "Burn Your Fire For No Witness" was released today and in honor of the album she has released a video for the track "Windows".

You can catch Angel Olsen at Thalia Hall (1807 S. Allport St.) on Nov. 29th with Lionlimb & State Champion.

November 18, 2014

Aryk Crowder is releasing a new video for his track "One By One" from his recent EP 2x4 Vol. 1. The song and video attempt to address the city's overwhelming gun violence issue. Below is a live performance of "One By One" recorded by Coffee & Wine Sessions.

You can help Aryk Crowder celebrate the release of "One By One" on November 22nd at Throne Room.

November 18, 2014

LWKY has released a funky remix of the Madonna classic "Get Into The Groove" in honor of the upcoming 30th Anniversary of Desperately Seeking Susan.

November 18, 2014

Via Tania has moved back to Australia after spending the last decade recording and performing in Chicago. Her new album, Via Tania and the Tomorrow Music Orchestra, was partially recorded here and is scheduled to be released on Feb. 24th 2015 through the Narooma Records label.

Last week the label released the first two singles from the new album, "I See You Tiger" and "Where Would We Be".

November 17, 2014

Hayes & Conner released their debut project this week. A project a year in the making called "Talking To Myself".

You can stream the entire album and follow the story on their beautifully designed website. Each month a new story will be released for each track. In October the track "Alive" was accompanied by a video and a story called "The Old Soul".

It is a project that will keep you coming back for new and creative releases.

November 14, 2014

White Bronco released their debut EP, White Bronco Lives, last month. The band's raw, aggressive sound is available for Name Your Own Price now through bandcamp.

November 14, 2014

Which of these acts should be our next Chicago Artist of the Month?

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