Posts tagged "EP"

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 »

M.O.O.N., YUZIMA and Sons of the West release three EPs

There are three previously-covered indie kids from across this weird country — specifically Boston, New York and Chicago — who have recently released new music. A couple of them self-release this stuff, so let’s get around the web and check it all out… M.O.O.N. It seems like this Boston-area electronic musician is constantly either making... Read more »

Chicago band JIP drops super-collaborative Sparks, Flames & Names EP

Chicago band JIP drops super-collaborative Sparks, Flames & Names EP
Sparks, Flames & Names may be an EP, but JIP doesn’t half-ass anything here.¬†Frontman Jim Gwynn scoured the Chicago music scene on a mission to collaborate with artists of all varieties. What results is a solid, satisfying album that takes its influence from the best of many sounds — from Ben Kweller and Ben Folds... Read more »
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New Music Monday: |M|O|O|N|

New Music Monday: |M|O|O|N|
Looks like James Murphy — of the recently-retired LCD Soundsystem — has a nephew who is also an electronic musician. (I went with the cold-open to spare us all an obvious torch metaphor. ) Nephew’s band is called |M|O|O|N| (or M.O.O.N. in some places like¬†Facebook). He released a four-song EP last November, a five-song EP... Read more »

New Music Monday: Alabama Shakes and Sons of the West

New Music Monday: Alabama Shakes and Sons of the West
I came across a couple of really exciting young bands this weekend. One from the deep south and one that’s sure to rock Chicago (and beyond..). Both are taking old rock ‘n’ roll in a cool new direction… Alabama Shakes They’re from where they say they are. And these cats sound like Creedence Clearwater Revival... Read more »
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