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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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Sarah Marie Young released her latest album Little Candy Heart this month. The album can be purchased from itunes or stream through her own app.

You can catch Sarah Marie Young at Schubas on November 3rd with Brite Lite and Sima Cunningham.

October 22, 2014

The Friendly Lens released their latest single, "Spendthrift Lynn" back in August. The band is lead by the vocals of Zachary Coarson. The single is the follow-up to their June EP Island Towns.

October 22, 2014

Forgotten Species are releasing their debut EP Hades Fades on November 18th. The band formed five years ago in a local bar where Drummer Matt Zemburski and bassist Lizz Kannenberg were bartending. Lead singer and guitarist Blake Smith (Fig Dish, Caviar, and Eiffel Tower) would frequent the bar and the rest is history.

You can catch Forgotten Species on November 22nd at Schubas with Daniel Wade & Ancient Friends.

October 21, 2014

Twin Peaks has released a video for their track "Making Breakfast" which appears on their recent album Wild Onion.

October 21, 2014

Local legends Red Red Meat have teamed up Jealous Butcher Records to embark on a year long vinyl reissue project. The project kicks off with the band's final album 1997's There's A Star Above The Manger Tonight being released on November 11th. 

Here is the remaining release schedule:

• March 24th, 2015 - Bunny Gets Paid - 2 x LP
• August 18th, 2015 - Jimmy Wine Majestic - 2 x LP
• October 13th, 2015 - Red Red Meat - 2 x LP & 8 LP Hand Bound Book (limited to 100 copies)

Below is one of three bonus tracks on the limited double vinyl release, "Tiny Hands & Lazy Motors".

Red Red Meat "Tiny Hands & Lazy Motors" (mp3)

October 21, 2014

We are proud to present the new video from Angela James for her track "Lost and Found" which is taken from her new LP "Way Down Deep" available on October 21, 2014.

You can help Angela celebrate the release on Nov. 1st at Constellation Chicago with Ben Boye.

October 21, 2014

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