Indie Rock

New Lithuania LP Available for Streaming & Purchase

Bristling with emotive, etching energy, White Reindeer, the new LP from the trio of Lithuania, rained down on us from nowhere yesterday. Nestling unmasked, personal insights amid turmoil, while finding melodic, finishing points, the album steps into the current of chaos, but sees the potential of clearer skies on the horizon. It forecasts hope in the face of a treacherous storm of affairs, in catchy, pertinent, punk-pop potency. You can find Lithuania at Johnny Brenda’s this New Year's Eve, where they'll be sharing a billing with local pals The Districts and Pine Barons.

   

Project Diem brings dreamy synth-pop to Alphaville, 12.13

Project Diem offers a different vision of the synth-pop aesthetic, one of lush melodies countered by delicate synths and soulful vocals. Refreshingly, the vocals are left relatively untouched by reverb and are left to deliver themselves earnestly. The duo works to combine a synth-driven sensibility with an emotional quality that is both raw yet approachable. The "mid-fi" production gives voice to a youthful and surprisingly catchy angst, one that blends in with the changing seasons and failed relationships. Make sure to check out Project Diem at Alphaville, 12.13. - Amanda Ogea

   

Wei Zhongle

Wei Zhongle is preparing to release their album, The Operators, on January 26th vie Self Sabotage. The band has evolved over the years but has always been led by guitarist and vocalist Rob Jacobs. Accompanying him on this album are original member John McCowen and new comers Pat Keen (Ramp Local) and Phil Sudderberg.

Below is the album’s first single, “On Its Way”.

   

Hood Smoke "Depending on the Fool"

Hood Smoke has released a video for their single “Depending on the Fool” from forthcoming LP, Cannonball Porch. The simple yet beautiful video was directed by Nick Flandro.

Cannonball Porch will be released on February 23rd.

   

Skyd "Cheat Codes"

Skyd is the duo of Derek Boyle and Skyler Nicole. Earlier in the Fall they released they debut album All You Get. Below is the video for their single “Cheat Codes”.

You can catch Skyd at BaseCamp Pub & Eatery in Lisle on December 29th.