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A Heart is a Spade: Xiu Xiu Debuts New Video
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November 2013
Wooden Shjips
"Back to Land
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Hailing from San Francisco, psychedelic group Wooden Shjips, has just released their newest album Back to Land. The album brings together a sound crafted from inspirations that range from psychedelic music to classic rock.

The album is an entire trip in itself.  One can hear hints of 80s music, classic rock, and modern garage rock styles in the record, but they always resolve back to their classic psychedelic sound. With tracks like “In The Roses,” which brings a very spacey, low volume vocals, and a lo-fi sound that is not too cheesy or under produced. to “Ghouls,” which is a much faster, much more psychedelic rock sounding song that takes influences from classic rock guitar chords, while still utilizing classic psychedelic synthesizers.

Most songs on the album carry a jam-band sound, without becoming too abstract or getting too carried away. And in some cases, the music is so vast in genre diversity, one is surprised at the resulting sound, such as in the track, “These Shadows”, which starts off with an extremely catchy intro guitar riff and carries a vague David Bowie meets Velvet Underground sound.

“Back to Land” is a great piece of work that utilizes the potential of each member of Wooden Shjips effectively and thoroughly.

Most importantly, “Back to Land” is an experimentation of how far the psychedelic genre can stretch while still successfully staying true to its roots.


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Fee Lion "Ah Control"

Fee Lion is the experimental and beautifully minimal work of Justina Kairyte. She recently released a video for her track "Ah Control" which appeared on her 2013 debut EP, "Raw".

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Julie Meckler "Soul Love"

Julie Meckler is releasing a new video for her track "Soul Love". The David Bowie rework originally appeared on Julie's 2013 debut Queenshead. The video was created by Julie Meckler, J.J. Evans and Mechanism9.

Julie is celebrating the release on April 21st at The Charleston (2076 N. Hoyne).

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Secret Colours "Into You"

Secret Colours have released a second single from their forthcoming ep Positive Distractions II. The new track is called "Into You", and it has a distinctive pop groove to it.

Positive Distractions II and the full LP, Postive Distractions will be released on April 29th. You can catch Secret Colours at Empty Bottle on April 23rd.

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Movers&Shakers Event @ Fulton Street Collective

The booking and management company Movers&Shakers is putting on an event at Fulton Street Collective (2000 W. Fulton Ave) tomorrow night, April 11th, featuring a mix of art, music and free Goose Island.

The event will feature music from Sleepy Kitty, Zoo Brother, and Baltimore's Sun Club with art from local artists Mikey Thomas and Mitchell Reardon. Doors open at 8pm and there is suggested donation of $7.

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Romantic Rebel @ Double Door

The aggressive rock band Romantic Rebel are about to release their self-titled debut album via Pavement Entertainment. The album is a thunderous assault filled with stadium anthems and blazing guitar solos including one from Brendon Small of Metalocalypse fame.

You can catch Romantic Rebel at Double Door on April 18th in support of Last Vegas.

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Zeena

Zaena is an artist on the new local label Maek Music. Her new EP, Harlequin, is an electro-pop gem and is available for free.

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Static In Verona

Rob Merz (aka Static In Verona) has released a new full-length album called Everything You Knew Before You Knew Everything. Merz has been involved in the Chicago music scene for more than 18 years. He released his debut album back in 2009, and has released the follow-up. The reflects those five years of experiencing and experimenting.

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