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This month Chicago’s Kranky Records released the studio debut from Disappears. The album is titled Lux, and it very well maybe the hardest rocking album that Kranky has ever released. From the title track to “Magic” to my favorite track “Gone Completely”, this album that was 18 months in the making delivers in a big way.

The band is currently on a cross country tour that spans three months ends up in Canada in June. The band will then hit the road with Woven Bones in June. Their next hometown performance will on July 5th at Millennium Park with The Thermals for Downtown Sound.


More Than Words

If you’re going to have Kid Sister come into the studio to record a version of someone else’s song why would it be this one? However, this does show off her range.

Kid Sister will next perform in Chicago on July 19th at Millenium Park.


Implodes on Giant System

The latest addition to the growing Giant System Chicago catalog comes from Implodes.


Crushing Limbs

We are just a year out from the full-length debut of Anni Rossi, Rockwell (4AD), and now there are rumors of a new album coming this summer. In fact we found as a sneak peek of the album over the weekend at the wonderful site MBV.

Anni is play of the “plus many more” performing at Matt Groening’s ATP event in Butlins Minehead UK next month.


Katie & Pat @ Bird's Nest

Katie (Very Truly Yours) and Pat make tiny indie-pop songs together complete with toy piano and ukulele. They somewhat released an ep called Short Cuts last week that you can listen to on their myspace page. I say somewhat because it is not yet available for purchase or download, but it is absolutely worth a listen. This ep is the follow-up to their 2009 album On a Balance Beam.

This duo will be performing on April 27th at Bird’s Nest, you can catch Very Truly Yours on May 4th with Casiotone for The Painfully Alone and Magical, Beautiful at Schubas.


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