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Miami Knights

This weekend we finally got a taste of the new album from the experimental dance-pop group Mahjongg. The track is called “Miami Knights” and it comes from The Long Shadow of the Paper Tiger which is due out on K Records on July 20th. The track is synth-drenched and strange, but we would expect nothing less from this band. Yet, as this is as choppy and unsettling as you may come across it is clear that there is melody and rhythm and even order behind this madness. Towards the end of this four minute track you can feel the chaos forming a pattern, and your dancing becomes a little more structured. The track features the help of Suddenly Susan & Jeanine O'Toole.

Mahjongg plays at Subterranean on July 9th.


Disappears on Giant System

The latest edition of Giant Systems features the sounds of Disappears. The bands next local performance will be on July 5th at Millennium Park as part of Downtown Sound.


Every Little Drop

Chicago has had a powerful metal scene for awhile now, and it looks like Nachtmystium may be the next band to break out. They are releasing their new album Addicts: Black Meddle Pt. II tomorrow via Century Media. The track they released in advance of the album is called “Every Little Drop” and it is a darkly hypnotic journey through the gutter and back again. Focusing on addiction and all the fierce violence that can bring, Nachtmystium is not for the faint of heart. The epic eight minute track illustrates how the band has that deep dark metal edge, but is not afraid to add other elements like synthesizers and acoustic guitars.

The band will be performing two shows at Empty Bottle on June 19th and 20th.


Up All Night With Stereotypes

Young Jesus is sharing a new track from the debut ep Late Night Standards. "Up All Night With Stereotypes" is a powerful track about coming of age and not knowing really what or who you are.

Young Jesus is playing at Metal Shaker on June 11th.


Endless Spring

It has been a whirlwind couple of weeks for Houses, and I can’t wait to see what is coming next. Their one released track, “Endless Spring” has been all over the internet lately, and when you hear it you will know why. It is a beautiful encapsulation of the welcomed warmth of the Chicago spring.

Houses signed to Lefse Records (home to Neon Indian, Sunglasses, Woodsman, and other like minded bands) late last month, and is planning to release their debut EP All Night later this summer. Below is a more tropical remix of “Endless Spring” created by David Bird.


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