Posts tagged "album"

New Music Monday: The Lone Bellow's crazy story and debut

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There’s not a lot of info out there yet on these guys — their webpage is mind-bendingly simple — but it’s hard to believe that lead jammer Zach Williams couldn’t play the guitar and sing until a friend told him to, considering he’s so good at it now. Back up… Williams’ wife was left nearly paralyzed... Read more »

What's up with Kids These Days? (A free LP)

What's up with Kids These Days? (A free LP)
I’m talking about Kids These Days: the local Chicago band who previously won the Congress Theatre’s Next Big Thing Competition (2009), rocked SXSW and Lollapalooza (2011) and performed on Conan when last he came to Chi-City (2012). I kinda enjoy these guys. It’s a neat blend of raps, horn freakouts and sweet acoustic lyrics. The... Read more »

New Music Monday: Django Django

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If you let YouTube play a mix of these guys, you may start to think you’re listening to five different bands. Django Django’s debut album (self-titled and dropped in January) runs through an ecclectic mix of trippy, rockabilly, electro, chanting, dancing, marching, melting jams. They’re half Talking Heads, one part Devo, one part Hot Chip... Read more »
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What new album will soundtrack your summer 2012?

What new album will soundtrack your summer 2012?
Summer is an exceptionally good time to rock new music. We’re outside mowing our lawns, dodging bird dung, in cars watching the corn go by, walking dogs, cats, lizards and generally out of our dusty homes, away from the flickering boobs on the tube. Sure, half our collective minds may be on the big new... Read more »

Dandy Warhols, This Machine Album Review - Pt. 1: Everybody be cool

Dandy Warhols, This Machine Album Review - Pt. 1: Everybody be cool
Years later, Dandy Warhols fans are still somewhat baffled… “Why did critics hate Odditorium.. so much? It’s my favorite,” I saw someone ask the official Facebook page this week, referencing the band’s sixth studio album. To which the person who runs the page (no doubt someone close in the Dandys’ cool camp) coolly replied, “Not... Read more »
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