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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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Topself Records announced today that they will be releasing the debut LP, AOID, from Ratboys on June 9th. Ratboys is now a four piece band lead by delicate vocals of Julia Steiner. On their earlier EP's and singles the band was a duo consisting of Steiner and Dave Sagan. Now flushed out rock band, Ratboy released the single below, "Have a Heart" back in January.


 You can catch Ratboys with Arthur, Nice Things, and Regular Oatmeal on May 18th at Gypsy House.

May 14, 2015

Chicago-born, Brooklyn-based Matty Rico will be releasing his next mixtape, Higher Hopes, this summer. This week he premiered a new single from the mixtape, "The Fall" featuring Doe Paoro. Rico also released a very cool video for his single "Cheap Champagne" back in February.

May 13, 2015

Univore is the duo of David Bachmann and Nicholas Flandro. Together they make a form of modern electronic jazz and grove music that is both beautiful and hypnotic. Their latest album, which also feature the tenor sax of Louis Stockwell, is called Mysteries and will be released on May 26th. You can currently stream the first four tracks from and preorder the album on bandcamp.

May 12, 2015

Groves is syrupy psych pop of Francis Shannon. Late last month he released an ambitious and sonicially dense album called Schizo Tape. He classifies this project as follows: " A strange collection of mostly nonsensical thoughts and songs written throughout the winter."

May 11, 2015

Redgrave (Angie Mead and Stephen Howard) has released the next single in their ongoing series of singles. Side A is a cover of the Lungfish track "Love Is Love" and Side B is a new track called "Dead Moon". You can stream and/or purchase the single here.

You can catch Redgrave on May 21 at the Burlington (3425 W. Fullerton Avenue).

May 11, 2015

We are proud to debut the a haunting video for the Chicago/Minneapolis-based trio JONES. The (warning) blood and anger-filled video is for the title track of their debut EP, Are You Still Gonna Love Me Now That I'm Dead? and was directed by bassist Nick Rush.

The band will be releasing their blues infused ep, a song a week, over the next few months.


May 11, 2015

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