Empty Bottle takes Halloween pretty serious. They’ve been having epic parties for years, and 2012 is no exception. They’re kicking things off on Thursday with a double show-The Divine Fits at Logan Square Auditorium and Australia’s Twerps at the Bottle. They’re also featuring the much-lauded Roky Erickson as the finale’s headliner, with up-and-coming bands like Metz and a solo set by AC Newman.
But I want to refer you to a lesser known headliner playing this Friday-Diamond Rings. Have you ever wondered what The National might sound like if they took on electro-pop? Wonder no longer, here is your answer.
John O’Regan has been putting out releases as Diamond Rings since 2009, and he’s already worked with some great artists. His first single was backed with a song by fellow Canadians PS I Love You, another features strings by Owen Pallet. He’s opened for dance icon Robyn, and just released his new album this month. You can pick up Free Dimensional here.