90 Pounds Of Pete-“Promiseland” (VIDEO)

A couple weeks back, Pete Martin released the second single from his electro-dance project 90 Pounds Of Pete. We posted the first video, “Arms,” here a couple months ago, and I’m glad we didn’t have to wait too long before we got another tune from Martin. More good news for the former Young Jesus drummer, as his old band was inexplicably included in a Rolling … Continue reading 90 Pounds Of Pete-“Promiseland” (VIDEO)

Kitten-Like A Stranger EP

Earlier this year, in April, I had the great pleasure of catching a set by Kitten when they opened for The Joy Formidable at The Vic. Their stage presence was immediately noticed as they ripped through songs from their other recent EP Cut It Out. Chloe Chaidez tore the stage apart as she shimmied, shook, and snarled across every inch of the boards. Backed up … Continue reading Kitten-Like A Stranger EP

North Coast Fest Preview

Chicago’s North Coast Festival is one of my favorites of the season. It’s mix of electronic, hip-hop, and soul makes for an eclectic combination compelling to any music fan. Not only do they attract a lot of national headliners, they also feature a good amount of local talent that definitely deserves attention. It’s only in its fourth year, but the people putting on North Coast … Continue reading North Coast Fest Preview

Phedre-“Ancient Nouveau”

In accordance with my ongoing effort to always be two days behind Consequence Of Sound, I would like to introduce you to Phedre. You probably already know front man Daniel Lee from Hooded Fang. With this project, he and Hooded Fang bassist April Aliermo team up with some friends to take a turn away from aggressive guitar rock toward beats and vocal loops. I actually … Continue reading Phedre-“Ancient Nouveau”

My New Spotify Playlist, EDM Edition

It certainly would come as no surprise to people who read this site often that I am not a big EDM fan. Quite the opposite, actually. I’ve spent the better half of my adulthood discrediting the form and talking down to its fans. I realized at some point last year that my inert hatred of EDM was unfair to the people who work hard to … Continue reading My New Spotify Playlist, EDM Edition