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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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Gabe Liebowitz and Dastardly are back after a three year hiatus with a new album called "The Hollow" which is being released this week. The album is textually deep with well-produced layers of instrumentation. It helps that Liebowitz is studio engineer, but the band has not skipped a beat either. Lyrically and musically there is an underlying subtle. element of dark, glam rock.

Below is the video for the album's title track and first single "The Hollow".

You can help Dastardly celebrate the new album at Lincoln Hall on Friday July 10th with Gold Web and Oshwa.

June 29, 2015
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Metal band Immortal Bird released the first single, "Neoplastic", from their forthcoming album Empress/Abscess. The album will be released on July 14th as a collaborative effort, with Broken Limbs Recordings handling the vinyl and cassettes, and Immortal Bird self-releasing the CD/digital version under the moniker Manatee Rampage Recordings.

June 26, 2015
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Royale announced this week that they will be releasing a b-side compilation, Garden Tapes, out September 21st via Stylus. The band is currently working on the follow-up to their debut album, ... As Long As The Money Lasted, which was released back in January. Preorders for the Garden Tapes begin on July 2nd on itunes.

June 26, 2015
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Recent Chicago transplant, Will Cuneo, heads up the trio known as The Movies. Just before he moved to Chicago from Burlington, Vermont he released The Movies' debut LP, Wanna. The album is filled with lo-fi indie pop that features Will whaling away. The album also features a fantastic cover of Big Star's "Thirteen". We welcome Will to Chicago and look forward to more from The Movies.

June 26, 2015
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The Bishop's Daredevil Stunt Club will be releasing their new album, Rock N' Roll Motorcycle Dinosaur, on July 14th. We are proud to premiere the video for their track "Come On Down" from the new album. You can currently stream or download a digital version of the new release from the band's bandcamp.

Be sure to catch New Bishop's Daredevil Stunt Club at Bottom Lounge on Saturday, July 18th.

June 25, 2015
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My Gold Mask released a new remix on their track "Severed" from Seattle's Youryoungbody. "Severed" was released as a single back in 2013.

You can catch My Gold Mask at Mamby On The Beach Fest on July 11th and at Schubas on July 30th for an official Lollapalooza aftershow with Zella Day.

June 24, 2015
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