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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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MT Coast released a new EP, Dense Info, filled with lush ambient drone soundscapes this month. All four tracks can be streamed on his soundcloud.

You can catch MT Coast at Hideout on July 8th with Cleared and Matt Jencik.

June 24, 2015

North by North recently released a new single "Pistoletta" b/w "Dark Star". Both songs are gritty, blues influenced, garage rock tracks that feature fuzzed and powerful vocals.

You can catch North by North on June 27th at Dog Dayz of Summer at the Goose Island Barrel Warehouse along with Archie Powell and the Exports, Bare Mutants and others.

June 23, 2015

EDM producer Stratus (aka Patrick Stratton) released a free three track EP this week called Juiced.

You can catch Statrus at many of the big festivals this summer, Lollapalooza, Northcoast, Summer Camp and Spring Awakening.

June 19, 2015

Dick Prall and violinist Kristina Priceman have come together to create the dark, lush, chamber sounds of Dickie. The duo are releasing their self-titled debut album on August 7th.

You can catch Dickie at Double Door on July 9th with Daniel and the Lion.

June 19, 2015

Last week we brought the new single, "Is Everything Ok?" from Felix Da Housecat's forthcoming album "Narrative of Thee Blast Illusion". Yesterday he release the creepy video for this laidback electro-pop track.

June 18, 2015

Sweet Cobra are preparing to release their first album since signing to Magic Bullet Records and the follow-up to 2010's Mercy. The album is called Earth and will be released on July 17th. You can preorder the album here. Today the band released a video for the album's first single "Future Ghosts".

You can catch Sweet Cobra at Empty Bottle on June 19th at Empty Bottle with Electric Hawk, Cloakroom, and Paletazo.

June 18, 2015

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