Foxygen’s 2013 release We Are The 21st Century Ambassadors of Peace & Magic was easily one of the most surprising releases of this year so far. The new album, which featured a surprising amount of folky elements, showed how talented the band really could be. So talented, in fact, that they were booked for a headlining [...]
Finals are wrapping up, it’s getting warmer, and most of all, summer music is on the way. That means festivals on festivals as well as a slew of new albums to look forward to. Until you hike on down to Bonnaroo or grab the new Vampire Weekend release, hopefully our mixer can tide you over! [...]
Everyone’s favorite Chicago indie music stars are back with their first video from Soft Will as well as a slew of new announcements. The new video, for the song “Varsity”, features a young couple “exploring a dream world of young love” as Pitchfork so eloquently puts it. Along with the new video, which you can watch [...]
Even after four Deerhunter albums, it’s hard to claim that you know exactly what their next effort is going to sound like. And on Monomania, Deerhunter’s fifth album, that rings true again. After the huge success of their last album, Halcyon Digest, Deerhunter drops the electronic aspects and returns to their roots for a raw [...]
The good folks over at Pygmalion Music Festival announced some of the headliners for their annual festival in Champaign-Urbana…and damn, is it a good one. Foxygen, Dawes, Major Lazer, Chance The Rapper, Youth Lagoon, and The Head And The Heart as well as local favorites Elsinore and Grandkids all headline the festival, which runs from [...]
Junip’s sophomore, self-titled album is every adjective that you have come to expect from a Jose Gonzalez project: relaxing, laid-back, peaceful, quiet. While this is far from a bad thing, Junip never seems to be able to rise above these descriptors and become more than easy to listen to background music. That being said, [...]
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