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Ryley Walker
"All Kinds Of You
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The debut album, All Kinds of You, from Ryley Walker is impressive in its thoughtful restraint and intimate sounds and lyrics. Walker has spent years in Chicago's noise scene, but this album is a near folk masterpiece. Walker shows skill in guitar playing, singing, and writing though the album. The album opens with the track that Walker is currently known for "The West Wind". It is a solemn journey that Walker present in a video last Fall. The production value of the album shines through on a track like "Twin Oaks pt. 1" where the sounds builds into a lush down home party complete with drums, strips, and guitar picking. All Kinds of You (Tompkins Square, April 15th) presents and old soul, a journeyman in the form of this talented 24 year old singer/songwriter.


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It has been a year of life changes for singer/songwriter Jenny Gillespie. In the last year or so she became a mother, discoved meditation and Buddhism, relocated to California, and recorded a new album called Chamma not necessarily in that order. Chamma (June 3rd, Narooma Records) began as a collection of field recordings on Jenny's phone as she walked around Humboldt Park. At the same time she began to experiment with beat creation and recording directly into phone. Jenny continued to build on those experiments and basically wrote the album as it was begin recorded. The result may surprise you given the process, but it is a beautifully lush and cinematic electro-folk sound.

The album's first single is "Holi". Chamma will be released on June 3rd through Narooma Records, the label Jenny founded to help promote and release work by "established offbeat female artists from across the globe".

April 23, 2014
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The late '90's trio American Football (Mike Kinsella (Cap'n Jazz, Owen, Owls), Steve Lamos, and Steve Holmes) are coming back together for two reunion shows. The first show will be on Sept. 28th at The Pygmalion Fest down in Champaign IL. The second show will be in NYC at Webster Hall on Oct. 11th. Tickets for both shows go on sale this Friday, April 25th.

The reunion will take place after the Polyvinyl reissue of the bands 1999 self-titled album on May 20th. This will be a deluxe relese on 2xLP, 2XCD, cassette, and digitally. The reissue features an album's worth of rare live recordings, demos, and practice sessions.

April 23, 2014
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It seems like we have been talking about Divino Niño's album Pool Jealousy for awhile now and earlier this month it was officially on vinyl and digitally by The Native Sound. The album is perfect example of the state of Pysch rock in Chicago.

The band will be celebrating the release on May 9th at Canvas and will also be performing on May 22nd at Double Door with Jessica Hernandez & The Deltas.

April 23, 2014
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The Wild Family recently partnered with Uncommon Ground and The Foxhole to release a unique live video.

The Wild Family also just announced that they will be performing at Schubas on May 14th.

April 23, 2014
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White Mystery released and ambitious and raucous double or "Dubble" album called "Dubble Dragon" over the weekend. This is their fourth studio album but also contain live tracks recorded at Double Door. The album is available digitally and on vinyl.

April 22, 2014
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Tonight, April 18th, Bailiff will celebrate the release of their long-awaited LP "Remise". The album will be officially released on the 22nd. The band has release two singles from the new album, "Shake My Heart Awake" and "Helicopter".

You can catch Bailiff on April 18th with Smoker and Brother George at 1st Ward (2033 W. North Ave)

April 18, 2014
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