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Express Rising "Fixed Rope (II)"

Chicago’s Numero Group released the fourth LP from Express Rising, Fixed Rope (II). This is the instrumental ambient funk of Dante Carfagna, and on this album he is joined by William Susan and Kevin Blagg. The last this trio came together was in 2013 for the first Fixed Rope LP.

This album beautifully blends peaceful, relaxation melodies, with thoughtful experimentation.

   

SpArKLeTeArS “Surf Bunny"

SpArKLeTeArS is the fun, energetic surf rock of Fatt Merguson (Bass, Vocals), Lauren Herrmann (Ukulele, Vocals), and Z (Percussion). The trio released a new single last week, “Surf Bunny” b/w “Horse Misogyny”. It’s not every single that carries it own trigger warning, but this one does. You’ve been warned!

You can catch Sparkle Tears at The Gallery Cabaret on August 18th as part of the Thomas Bojack Midnight Mash & Art Show.

   

Out The Car Window @ Subt (8/9)

Out The Car Window recently released a new single called “Us As Me”. This is the Alt Rock of Jake Wahlen (guitar/vocals), Matt Carlton (guitar), Griffin Taylor (drums/vocals), and Jeff Linville (guitar/vocals), and this single is their first follow-up to their January 2018 EP, “Isn’t It Always More”.

You can catch Out The Car Window with The Kind of Mars and Friday Pilots Club on August 9th at Subterranean.

   

Emily Blue "Microscope" Video

Emily Blue will be releasing her latest EP, “*69” on August 8th. Below is the new video for the EP’s latest single, “Microscope”.

You can help Emily Blue celebrate the release of her new album at Schubas on August 8th with Moon Ruin and Family of Geniuses.

   

Song Premiere: Okay Alright “Human"

Okay Alright is primarily the work of Bryce Waitkus of War Is Over. Last year he released a collection of song he had written and self-recorded while in High School. They were somewhat raw demos, but showed a lot of promise.

On August 9th Bryce will be releasing his new album, Tomorrow, When We Wake, and it is a huge leap forward. He continues with his mostly acoustic bedroom pop approached, but this album is flushed out with the help of the vocals of Leyla Rose and professional production.

Okay Alight is sleepy Americana in the vein of the quieter moments of Bright Eyes or Wilco, but so exciting to be coming for an up and coming 18 year old musician. We are proud to be able to premiere the album’s first single “Human” below.