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April 2014
Creepoid
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The perfect solace for winter’s passing, Creepoid’s second full-length self-titled LP combines the zeitgeist of 90's grunge with pristine dissonance and somber lyricism. Released earlier this month by No Idea Records, Creepoid is eerie, melodic and stirring from beginning to end. 

The record’s introductory track “Nauda” opens with a singular note that swells into a melody, aligning itself with the listener in a way that feels confessional yet synonymous. A well-wrought continuation of the earnest diction reminiscent of Horse Heaven, “Nauda” is as bittersweet as its vocals, informed by the paradox of loneliness and longing. Expanding into a cinematically moody soundscape, guitars wail like sirens, beckoning chords to crash and settle into a fading ricochet - a premonition of “Sunday.” Coupled with acoustic strums and crisp vocal croons, a solemn request, “take my light and pull it out,” is beautifully melodic with perfectly placed tambourine that brings to mind the memorable mood concentrated. Exploring the affect and consequence of relational presence and its subsequent absence, the orchestration of “Sunday” renders a relatable narrative evocatively raw and sincere. 

“Yellow Wallpaper” ignites with driving bass and swirling riffs. As if resurrecting the perfection of Jeremy Enigk (ex-Sunny Day Real Estate), a la “Killed By An Angel” meets “Pillars,” the song evokes an eerie all consuming sense of the sublime that centers the track’s duration. Like an extension of Horse Heaven’s “Hollow Doubt,” the contextual weight of “Yellow Wallpaper” is harmonically haunting and intentionally poignant. “Baptism” washes over its listener in waves of riffs and echoed vocals that occupy an emotive territory similar to lesser-known tracks by Sonic Youth, subverted and painted darker by the brooding buzz reminiscent of shoegaze greats like My Bloody Valentine. 

In its decline, “Baptism” casts a feeling of transcendent submersion, befitting its namesake. With a crystallized aggression, “Gout” does the same - urgent and arresting with visceral shouts and screams. “Stay Inside” is considerably more subdued than the album’s preceding tracks but equally mesmerizing, unfolding “Tired Eyes,” a hypnotic chant of a fatigued psychedelic. “Golden String” feels slightly optimistic, while “Acrimony” blossoms then retracts into a reserved yet deliberate ballad that demands its audience’s attention like a gloomy lullaby with teeth. “Vulgar,” warm and sunlit, is lush and arresting, setting the stage for the album’s closer “Old Tree,” a jubilant ending to yet another epic compilation of clairvoyant anthems evoked by Creepoid. - Dianca Potts 


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Bailiff @ 1st Ward

Tonight, April 18th, Bailiff will celebrate the release of their long-awaited LP "Remise". The album will be officially released on the 22nd. The band has release two singles from the new album, "Shake My Heart Awake" and "Helicopter".

You can catch Bailiff on April 18th with Smoker and Brother George at 1st Ward (2033 W. North Ave)

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Mister Suit @ Empty Bottle

Mister Suit (aka Garrett Jones) had their daytrotter session released earlier this month. The session was recorded back in January and features the band's new single "Get It Right". The single should be released soon, and the band's April 23rd show is being billed as a release show for the single.

You can catch Mister Suit at Empty Bottle on April 23rd.

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Fee Lion "Ah Control"

Fee Lion is the experimental and beautifully minimal work of Justina Kairyte. She recently released a video for her track "Ah Control" which appeared on her 2013 debut EP, "Raw".

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Julie Meckler "Soul Love"

Julie Meckler is releasing a new video for her track "Soul Love". The David Bowie rework originally appeared on Julie's 2013 debut Queenshead. The video was created by Julie Meckler, J.J. Evans and Mechanism9.

Julie is celebrating the release on April 21st at The Charleston (2076 N. Hoyne).

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Secret Colours "Into You"

Secret Colours have released a second single from their forthcoming ep Positive Distractions II. The new track is called "Into You", and it has a distinctive pop groove to it.

Positive Distractions II and the full LP, Postive Distractions will be released on April 29th. You can catch Secret Colours at Empty Bottle on April 23rd.

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Movers&Shakers Event @ Fulton Street Collective

The booking and management company Movers&Shakers is putting on an event at Fulton Street Collective (2000 W. Fulton Ave) tomorrow night, April 11th, featuring a mix of art, music and free Goose Island.

The event will feature music from Sleepy Kitty, Zoo Brother, and Baltimore's Sun Club with art from local artists Mikey Thomas and Mitchell Reardon. Doors open at 8pm and there is suggested donation of $7.

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Romantic Rebel @ Double Door

The aggressive rock band Romantic Rebel are about to release their self-titled debut album via Pavement Entertainment. The album is a thunderous assault filled with stadium anthems and blazing guitar solos including one from Brendon Small of Metalocalypse fame.

You can catch Romantic Rebel at Double Door on April 18th in support of Last Vegas.

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