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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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scene blog

Last month we announced the new cover album, Other People's Songs, from Owen (akak Mike Kinsella) will be released on Dec. 2nd and share his cover of The Smoking Popes song"Under The Blanket". Now we have Owen's take on "Judas" by Depeche Mode.

You can catch Owen at Schubas on Jan. 3rd to celebrate the 10 year anniversary of I Do Perceive & EP.

November 24, 2014

Lokk Boxx brings you back to the days of Trip Hop is all of the best ways. Any group that list Sneaker Pimps as an influence is worth a listen. The group released their debut EP, Queen of Hearts last month.

November 24, 2014

Drop Cast Flourish is a new electro-pop trio consisting of Shawn Rieke, Nick Christian, and Mitchel Noble. Their first single is called "Youth".

November 24, 2014

Nick Harris has released a new solo album called Night Terrors. Nick has played with several bands around Chicago including The Kuhls.

November 21, 2014

Brittany Lee Moffit (formerly of LEE) is releasing her debut solo EP, Acceptance. The EP's first single is called "Summerwind".

You can help Brittany celebrate the release of her EP on Dec. 5th at The Throne Room with Deep Fayed. (photo by C.B. Lindsey, August 2014.)

November 21, 2014

Mike Gallagher & High Order have released a video for their track "All Falls Down". The track originally appeared on the 2013 album The Edge Of A Dream.

You can catch the band at Harte's Saloon in Evergreen Park on Dec. 12th.

November 20, 2014

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