Tag: ReleaseRadar

Release Radar 1/7/21 - The Jazz Butcher vs The Presets

Release Radar 1/7/21 - The Jazz Butcher vs The Presets
Slowly but surely the new year will bring new releases. While most labels wait until spring or early summer, a few will try to beat the rush and trickle out right away. I just became aware of the Jazz Butcher in November, and received a boxset, Dr Cholmondley Repents: A​-​sides, B​-​Sides and Seasides (which is... Read more »

Release Radar 12/31/21 - Mister Green vs Superchunk

Release Radar 12/31/21 - Mister Green vs Superchunk
Happy New Year! I hope and pray that this year becomes less about sides and more about a united states, and a peaceful, more prosperous place to live. Also, long live rock and roll. Speaking of rock and roll, Mister Green is an alt-rock band from Charlotte, North Carolina, that has just released a new... Read more »

Release Radar 9/3/21 - Bob Marley & The Wailers vs Oasis

Release Radar 9/3/21 - Bob Marley & The Wailers vs Oasis
This week the Middle Kids cover Olivio Rodriguez’s “Driver’s License,” for Triple J’s Like A Version, and it’s fucking beautiful. They put their stamp on it in subtle ways, and it seems to be connecting with fans of both camps. I wish this cover made the record, but for now, you can play it on... Read more »
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Release Radar 06/04/21 - John Mayer vs Japanese Breakfast

Release Radar 06/04/21 - John Mayer vs Japanese Breakfast
Is this the biggest week of 2021 for new music releases? The first Friday in June turns out to be a hot one! Not only in the Windy City with temps in the 90’s but on the music front with big releases from Crowded House, James, Japanese Breakfast, Liz Phair, Rostam, and Wolf Alice. Wow,... Read more »

Release Radar 04/23/21 - Yelawolf vs James

Release Radar 04/23/21 - Yelawolf vs James
April showers bring May flowers, so embrace the chilly rain for a few more weeks. Think about all the fun stuff you can do with rain while we have it. De Lux is back on my #RADAR this week with an ode to the Talking Heads, called “What’s Life.” It’s not really an ode as... Read more »

Release Radar 2/12/21 - Liz Phair vs Willie Nelson

Release Radar 2/12/21 - Liz Phair vs Willie Nelson
Chicago is in a deep freeze, and a quick look at the forecast shows no sign of a thaw. Welcome to another week of Release Radar, where we discuss all the new goodies in our New Music Friday basket. First up, a new single from Liz Phair? Yes, that was a question. I had no... Read more »
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