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GateKeeper's Giza

The electronic duo GateKeeper is back with a new six song ep that will be released on December 13th by Merok Records. The ep is called Giza, and is the follow to last years debut Kompakt's Fright imprint. The duo bends techno, Chicago house, italo-disco and industrial, and rely heavily on synths. On this is ep GateKeeper creates their own world of sound, which seems to have a mythology all of its own. This story is visualized in part in their new video for the track "Chains" from Giza.

   

California Wives' Blood Red Youth

If you were holding off on purchasing the debut ep, Affair from California Wives, the band has released a track from the ep that might change your mind. "Blood Red Youth" is a beautifully written pop filled with catchy melodies, and biting lyrics.

The band will be performing at Schubas on December 22nd, but first they will be stopping by Daytrotter to record a session next month.

   

Boy King Islands on Plustapes

The local cassette only label Plustapes released their latest title this week in the form of the debut album from Boy King Islands, Fall. The duo of Zachary Mastoon and Jason Hunt have been together since the winter of 2003. Musically, Boy King Islands is lo-fi basement rock in its purest form, and their sound lends itself to the cassette format.

Fallis being released in a limited edition of 200 with digital download.

 

   

Secret Colours @ Mayne Stage

After releasing their self-titled debut album on August 3rd Secret Colours (Tommy Evans, Dave Stach, Dylan Olson, Justin Frederick, and Margaret Albright) have been buzzing around the web, but have yet to hit the road. If you have not yet heard their impressive and psychedelic debut your can stream it here. You can also listen to their track "Love" below.

Secret Colours will be performing at Mayne Stage (1328 W Morse Ave) this Sunday (10/17) at 8pm.

   

Andrew Bird's Hot Math

Andrew Bird and his label Bella Union gave us a sneak peak at his new album Useless Creatures yesterday. "Hot Math" is perfectly Andrew Bird and in that is something special. His new album features nine new tracks and will be released on October 25th.