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Monday Mixer

The best way to get me out of bed and on time to those dreadful 9 am classes in this -5º weather is dreaming of summer. So put on your favorite pair of shades, and let’s count down the next 30 days until we can step outside and and reintegrate with the outside world with […]

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WPGU @ Lollapalooza 2013: Preview

For the past 5 years, Lollapalooza has been a staple of my summer schedule.  I will never forget my dad walking me down to the gates when I was 15, somehow allowing me to enter this lawless and crowded mass of humanity all by myself, before I even had my driver’s license.  I had grown […]

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Smith Westerns stream new album in full

I know I’ve been off my blogging game for WPGU lately…but that ends today!  Today, Chicago dream-pop band Smith Westerns have their third album Soft Will up for stream via NPR.  The band’s previous two efforts were some of the best of their respective years, channeling T-Rex-inspired guitars with lo-fi polish.  As time goes on, however, […]

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Smith Westerns – Varisty (Video)

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 […]

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Smith Westerns – Soft Will (Album Teaser)

One of my most anticipated albums of 2013 is easily the 3rd effort from Smith Westerns.  The Chicago-based dream-pop band’s first two albums have shown significant improvement over each other, and it will be extremely interesting to see if their third effort, Soft Will, continues with this trend.  Check out the teaser for  Soft Will below…it’s […]

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Monday Mixer

I wish I had a theme for this mixer; I really do.  Unfortunately, I’m just sitting in my dorm room completely uninspired by any greater theme or calling.  With that being said, I’ve been spinning a lot of new tracks lately.  So here they are. 1.  “Varsity” by Smith Westerns I may be the world’s […]

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