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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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Dream Pop band Scenic Void released their self-titled debut EP yesterday via Dancing Berries Music. The first single off of the EP is called "Blue Lamp".

The band will be performing a release show on May 29th at a location to be announced.

May 06, 2015

J Fernandez has announced that his next LP will be called, Many Levels of Laughter, and will be released via Joyful Noise on Jun 9th. The first single from the album is "Read My Mind". The album is currently available for preorder.

You can catch J Fernandez at Lincoln Hall on June 6th with Unknown Mortal Orchestra.

May 06, 2015

Tiny Kingdoms released their debut EP, Withered, back in March.

You can catch Tiny Kingdoms at Mojoes in Joliet opening for You, Me, and Everyone We Know on May 26th.

May 05, 2015

Tincho (aka Marty Kaleta) released their debut EP, I'm a Drip, last week. The video below was made by the talented Ryan Ohm, who also played drums on the Tincho's EP, and is composed of clips from their recent European tour. The video is set to the EP's closing track "A Little Bit".

May 04, 2015

Rock veterans JoyFocus are releasing their latest album, Random Access Digital Audio Heresy, via Atomic Monster Records on May 9th. JoyFocus is Holly Joy & Rikki Currence. The first single from the album is called "Retreat".

May 04, 2015

Expiremental ambient electronic trio Bitchin Bajas are releasing their Transporteur 12" EP via the French label Hands In The Dark on May 4th.

You can catch Bitchin Bajas on May 7th at University of Chicago's WHPK's Pictures and Sounds Series and on May 24th at Beach House Gallery with CCR Headcleaner, Running, and ADT.

May 01, 2015

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