More Giraffes-Not Cool

Over the summer I posted about a demo version of “Basement” that More Giraffes shared. Now the LA-based duo are back with another song from their upcoming EP (release date TBA). “Not Cool” is a fun pop song, and the video they’ve made to accompany it could not do it justice any better. Mark Hadley and Keeley Bumford have a great musical chemistry together and … Continue reading More Giraffes-Not Cool

Tangerine-Local Mall

Back in 2014 Tangerine put out a couple tracks on an EP called Behemoth! One of those songs, “Nothing Better,” landed on my list of best songs for that year. Since then they’ve released a couple singles and transitioned from Seattle to Los Angeles. “Local Mall” is the first new music from their upcoming EP White Dove, which comes out 10/19. The band directed the … Continue reading Tangerine-Local Mall

Jeff Tweedy-Some Birds

Wilco has never been a band known for their great music videos, so I was a bit surprised by the intricacy of Jeff Tweedy’s latest solo clip. His new solo album, WARM, was announced this morning. Accompanying the announcement was a video for the first single, “Some Birds,” directed by Seth Henrikson (who also directed the video for Tweedy’s “Low Key” and the Michael Shannon … Continue reading Jeff Tweedy-Some Birds

Slothrust-The Pact

Every couple of years our ears are gifted a great offering from Slothrust. Their third album, The Pact, comes out this Friday. It’s just one month short of the two year mark since their fantastic Everyone Else. During the gap they toured relentlessly, including a few shows here in Chicago. It also appears that they may have taken a look at their output and decided … Continue reading Slothrust-The Pact

St Lenox-Ten Fables Of Young Ambition And Passionate Love

There’s a lot to love about Andrew Choi’s musical persona St. Lenox. This is the third release of his that I’ve had the great joy of listening to, and each one is so full of interesting stories that I come back to them again and again. Ten Fables Of Young Ambition And Passionate Love isn’t out until the end of September, but I’ve been listening … Continue reading St Lenox-Ten Fables Of Young Ambition And Passionate Love