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A Lull

A Lull

A Lull’s Meat Mountain signifies new freshness, growth and maturity. The Chicago-based band is always changing, trying to evolve from what it was, into something exciting and new. During the recording of Meat Mountain, the quintet sought to achieve more by using less. While previous recordings often relied on creating “walls of sound,” Meat Mountain...
Bluebrain

Bluebrain

Bluebrain is the new project from brothers Hays Holladay & Ryan Holladay. These brothers have been producing music for years. Under aliases, they’ve remixed artists like Ra Ra Riot and The Death Set. They’ve performed live as past projects (most recently The Epochs) with Spank Rock, Lady Sovereign, The Walkmen, and The Violet Femmes. As The Epochs, the brothers were based...
Death House Chaplain

Death House Chaplain

Death House emerged in 2002 in the creative mind of Matthew Holl–a somewhat unassuming character who gets down on the guitar like few people you’ve ever seen or heard. He had formally fronted LA rock band, Robot. When that project disbanded he set his mind on creating a band with more of a raw, angular...
Discover America

Discover America

I want to make white man spirituals. I want to give names to the ghosts, as a way of saying “we know who you are”. I want to explore facets of our lives that are bestial, as well as ones that are angelic. i want to make guesses about who you are. I want to...
Firs

Firs

As 2008 drew to a close Joey Cook found himself stuck in a weird cave in Cincinnati, Ohio. Having become wedged inside an old coyote rib cage, his cries for help were eventually heard by the native, Sophia Cunningham. When she first got to the cave she was bored and angry, but was finally persuaded...
The Gena Rowlands Band

The Gena Rowlands Band

THE GENA ROWLANDS BAND is a DC all star band…don’t believe us? Check out the band lineup: Bob Massey – voice, guitar, piano – has played with the Out_Circuit, Telegraph Melts, Tsunami and others Jean Cook – violin and viola – has played with Beauty Pill, Ida, Jon Langford, Jenny Toomey and others David Durst...
The Out_Circuit

The Out_Circuit

These days we have everything at our fingertips–whatever we want, whenever we want it. In a society of immediacy, few things actually seem worth the wait. One might deduce that, indeed, no record is worth a 5 year wait, but that’s where you might be mistaken. Five years, and one relocation (from D.C. to Seattle)...
Pomegranates

Pomegranates

Pomegranates are one of the oldest fruits on earth, and also one of the most unique. Appealing from the outside, they harbor an intricate inner fruit structure—small, jewel-like seeds that glisten like so many quartz crystals inside a geode. Where it may grow outwardly like many other fruits, the pomegranate’s peculiar inner structure develops in...
Suffering & The Hideous Thieves

Suffering & The Hideous Thieves

Jeff Sufferings 2001 release of Real Panic Formed was a strong first release for the Thieves collective. Suffering’s thematic groveling over moral decay was set to a sickly romantic orchestral sounding hangover. In ’03, Rats in Heaven gave a whole new meaning to the American tradition of the murder ballad. Like previous efforts, Ashamed still...
The Torches

The Torches

The Torches were cobbled together by Stephen J. Perron Guidry in the late winter of 2009 as his other band, The Cassettes retreated into temporary hibernation. Looking to find a repository and fertile crescent for the music that had been shaking around behind his eyes for some time, the net was cast wide and drew...
Yourself and the Air

Yourself and the Air

Hailing from Chicago’s lower west side, Yourself And The Air combine Midwest atmospherics with the sweeping sprawl of a skyward city built on electricity and steel. Take flight over Lake Michigan and this is your soundtrack. Songs to think to. Songs to dream to. At one moment the infinitesimal line between water and sky, the...