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Chicago alt-rock four-piece Post Child celebrate the release of their second full-length, Wax Wings, this Thursday, January 26, with a free show at Wicker Park’s Emporium Arcade Bar. Post Child’s members also play in several other local bands (Elephant Gun, High Priests, the Peekaboos, the Brokedowns), and together they’ve been dabbling in fuzzy, 90s-flavored indie rock since 2012. On their previous full-length, 2014’s New Age Whatever, they added insanely catchy hooks to their midtempo, wall-of-buzz guitar stomp, and Wax Wings takes this sound to the next level. Engineered by Meat Wave bassist Joe Gac, the new record is a chunky slab of gloriously nostalgic slacker rock, which pays homage to the likes of Nirvana, Weezer, and Dinosaur Jr. by welding together triumphant melodic choruses and down-and-out grunge vibes.

Post Child will have cassette copies of Wax Wings (out on In the Lake Records) available at the show, which starts at 9 PM. Sonny Falls and the excellent Closed Mouths open. You can stream the entire record below.