Melkbelly announce PITH for 4/3 release

January 28, 2020

Photo Credit: Ariella Miller Chicago’s family affair, Melkbelly are back and ready to melt faces. Following up on 2017’s phenomenal Nothing Valley, PITH will see the light of day on April 3 via the fine folks at Carpark Records. Here’s some on the video. The animated music video was directed by Qianwen Yu, who says […]

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The Chats announce debut album, High Risk Behaviour, out 3/27

January 28, 2020

Photo Credit: Luke Henery The Chats are an Australian punk trio of Eamon Sandwith, Matt Boggis, and Josh Price. They are set to release their debut LP, High Risk Behavior on 3/27. Here’s a little something on the album. Its lyrics are drawn from everyday experiences; from paying attention to the kind of stuff so […]

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Diet Cig release new track, Night Tremors; hit the road

January 27, 2020

Photo by Emily Dubin Diet Cig, the duo of Alex Luciano and Noah Bowman are back with their first new track since the excellent 2017 effort Swear I’m Good At This. That album was one of my favorites of 2017 and it has only grown in stature over these last couple of years. Here’s what […]

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Deeper announce Auto-Pain for 3/27 release

January 27, 2020

Credit: Jacob Pesci Deeper are set to follow up on 2018’s excellent s/t debut with Auto-Pain. Auto-Pain will see the light of day via Fire Talk Records on 3/27. Get excited for this one. Here’s what the band had to say about the first single. “In the dead of Chicago winter, there’s a particular withdrawal […]

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Nap Eyes announce Snapshot of a Beginner for 3/27 release

January 22, 2020

Photo Credit: Alex Blouin & Jodi Heartz Nap Eyes are back for their third album and they seem ready to take a quantum leap forward. I dug their first two efforts but if this track is a sign of what’s to come, count me among the excited. Here’s some info on the lead single. On […]

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Vundabar announce Either Light for 3/13 release

January 21, 2020

Vundabar are set to follow up 2018’s Smell Smoke with Either Light. They were one of my most pleasant surprises of SXSW 2018. Here’s some info on the first track below. “‘Burned Off’ details time spent waiting out a low. It’s bad, it’s bad, it’s bad, then it’s not, it burns off,” explains Vundabar’s guitarist/singer […]

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Futurebirds – Teamwork (album review)

January 20, 2020

Time waits for no man. We all get old. The trick is to mature while holding on a part of your youth. It is a big reason I still love going to see loud brash punk bands as turning 50 looms on the horizon. As Futurebirds celebrates ten years, this album seems to nail that […]

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Mo Troper announces Natural Beauty for 2/14 release

January 17, 2020

Portland’s Mo Troper is set to release his third album and first with Tender Loving Empire. Had never heard of Mo prior today but I’m digging what I’ve heard so far. This is some quality power pop. And lucky for me, he’ll be down at SXSW. Here’s what he had to say about the track […]

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Anna Burch announces If You’re Dreaming for 4/3 release

January 16, 2020

Anna Burch is following up on her 2018 effort Quit The Curse. If You’re Dreaming is set to be released via the fine folks at Polyvinyl on 4/3. Caught a great set by her at SXSW in 2018 and plan on doing the same this year. Here’s some info on the first track from Anna. […]

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Tre Burt announces Caught It From The Rye for 1/31 re-release

January 15, 2020

Credit: Luis Rua Tre Burt is about to become your new favorite singer-songwriter, cause he just became mine. His voice is weathered and rich with expression. His lyrics are captivating. I want to hear lots of more of his music and I’ll get the chance to catch him at SXSW. Here’s Tre on the track […]

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