Kicking Bird-Original Motion Picture Soundtrack

The day we’ve all been waiting for has finally arrived! To be more accurate, the day you’ve been waiting for has arrived. I’ve been listening to Kicking Bird’s debut LP for so long I kinda forgot that it wasn’t actually out yet. It was five long moths ago that I premiered the first single off the album, “Lauren,” and I received my vinyl copy of … Continue reading Kicking Bird-Original Motion Picture Soundtrack

Cosmic Bull-Hangin’ In The I.P.

It doesn’t take long for Cosmic Bull’s new record, Hangin’ in the I.P., to find its groove and pull you in. Mark Vickery’s vocals dive in and swim around your head, sounding like a more upbeat Mark Lanegan. Vickery has been making music in Chicago for about 30 years in various bands and solo projects, with Cosmic Bull being the latest. He kicked out a … Continue reading Cosmic Bull-Hangin’ In The I.P.

Poi Dog Pondering-Keep On Loving Each Other

After 38 years, it’s easy to take a band like Poi Dog Pondering for granted. They’ve been consistently putting out albums every few years and touring almost constantly. So it seems crazy that Keep On Loving Each Other, which came out in January, is their first album in five years. Given the period of time that these songs were likely written over, it’s comforting to … Continue reading Poi Dog Pondering-Keep On Loving Each Other

HD Harmsen-Glaciers

It’s been about six years since the last time I wrote about HD Harmsen and his musical gifts. He had a track and album that made my list of favorites in 2013 and 2017, but it’s been a while since I had heard from him. Now he’s ready to upload all of his material onto the streaming platforms, including his brand new album, Glaciers. I’ve … Continue reading HD Harmsen-Glaciers

Exclusive: Kicking Bird-“Lauren”

It is impossible to relay just how excited I am to be bringing you this exclusive listen to the first single from Kicking Bird’s debut album, Original Motion Picture Soundtrack. Years in the making, these eleven tracks will likely make up my entire vibe for the summer. After getting an early listen a while back, I instantly knew that “Lauren” would be the song to … Continue reading Exclusive: Kicking Bird-“Lauren”