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Ember Oceans

Ember Oceans released their self-title debut EP this week. Despite being based in Chicago the band has a sun-drench, beach and surf rock sound that is highlighted by their vocal harmonies.

You can catch Ember Oceans at Abbey Pub on 7/8 and at House Cafe in Dekalb on 7/22.


The Return of Dastardly

Gabe Liebowitz and Dastardly are back after a three year hiatus with a new album called "The Hollow" which is being released this week. The album is textually deep with well-produced layers of instrumentation. It helps that Liebowitz is studio engineer, but the band has not skipped a beat either. Lyrically and musically there is an underlying subtle. element of dark, glam rock.

Below is the video for the album's title track and first single "The Hollow".

You can help Dastardly celebrate the new album at Lincoln Hall on Friday July 10th with Gold Web and Oshwa.


Immortal Bird

Metal band Immortal Bird released the first single, "Neoplastic", from their forthcoming album Empress/Abscess. The album will be released on July 14th as a collaborative effort, with Broken Limbs Recordings handling the vinyl and cassettes, and Immortal Bird self-releasing the CD/digital version under the moniker Manatee Rampage Recordings.



Royale announced this week that they will be releasing a b-side compilation, Garden Tapes, out September 21st via Stylus. The band is currently working on the follow-up to their debut album, ... As Long As The Money Lasted, which was released back in January. Preorders for the Garden Tapes begin on July 2nd on itunes.


The Movies

Recent Chicago transplant, Will Cuneo, heads up the trio known as The Movies. Just before he moved to Chicago from Burlington, Vermont he released The Movies' debut LP, Wanna. The album is filled with lo-fi indie pop that features Will whaling away. The album also features a fantastic cover of Big Star's "Thirteen". We welcome Will to Chicago and look forward to more from The Movies.


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