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Thomas Comerford

Thomas Comerford has spent the last three years preparing for his second solo album, II, the follow up 2011's Archive + Spiral. The result is a thoughtful, introspective album filled folk and western sounds and themes. Most of the eight tracks are built from acoustic guitar and deep, rich vocals. The sound and style could be compared to Mike Johnson. Several tracks, "Silt and Dust", "Chrysalis", "Prefer Not To", and others, then build with twang and organic instrumentation into small southern symphonies. This is bedroom meets barroom but at times it swells into larger realms. This is most apparent in "Done and Done" with its lush full band sound. II will be released by Strange Weather Records on June 10th.

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The Locals released a new single late last month called "The Willful Suspension of Disbelief". The indie pop trio further refine their sound with each release and this one sounds as radio ready as anything out there.

You can catch The Locals on August 9th at North Halsted Market Days with Girl In A Coma.

July 21, 2014

The recent EP from Hurt Everybody is a perfect example of the current state of hip hop in Chicago. The trio of Carl, Supa, and Mulatto combine fantastic beats with inventive lyrics to entertain over all 17 tracks of the self-titled EP.

July 21, 2014

Pink Frost has shared the first single, "Seek and Recover" from their forthcoming EP Traitors. The EP will be released on Sept. 16th and is the follow-up to the band's 2013 album Sundowning.

You can catch Pink Frost tonight, July 18th, at Bottom Lounge w/ Deafheaven, Perfect Pussy.

July 18, 2014

Jeremiah Jae has released a video for his single "The Heat". The track comes from his new mixtape Good Times.

You can catch Jae at the Warp Records Party at Primary Presents (5 W Division St.) in July 20th.

July 18, 2014

Braid has released the video for the new track "Bang". The song appears on their recently released new album No Coast.

You can Braid at Township on July 20th. They are playing two show, an early and a late, both featuring Jason Douglass Swearingen (ex-Love And Squalor).

July 17, 2014

Dream Council released a video this week for the track "Scary Nights" which appeared on their 2014 EP ∞ICE∞.

You can catch Dream Council tonight, July 17th, at Burlington Bar with Dub Thompson, Ought, and Barber Greene.

July 17, 2014

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