Avant-pop act Mines, the brainchild of local maniac Bill Satek, are following up last year’s brilliant Just Another Thing That Got Ruined LP with a new split single on Maximum Pelt Records, and its release show is tomorrow. Mines’s contribution to the split, “Addict,” picks up where Just Another Thing left off, showing off Satek’s ability to blend beautiful and lush indie-rock arrangements with fragmented and noisy sensibilities. The song pulses forward with a jumpy drum machine while layers of dreamy vocals and synths battle through the haze with harsh feedback, creating the push-and-pull between pretty and gross that makes everything Mines does so irresistible. You can hear the phenomenal song below.
The release show is at an underground DIY venue in Logan Square on Fri 7/25. I can’t post the name or address here, but some Googling should find you the right place. The split is with locals Hunt Hunt Hunt Camp, who will be performing as well. This event is also a tour kickoff for Plastic Crimewave Syndicate.