Local label Chicago Research has built a powerful, tight-knit collective of dark underground rock and electronic artists.
New postpunk label Chicago Research charges out of the gate, the Latin Rootz DJ crew remixes Chicago Afrobeat Project, and more.
Local label Hausu Mountain releases the new Fire-Toolz album, Drip Mental, through Bandcamp today—and the platform’s proceeds go to the ACLU.
Today’s 12 O’Clock Track is “Video Warning Attempts,” from the Black Moth Super Rainbow front man.
The new record is a spaced-out R&B masterpiece.
Jeremiah Meece of The-Drum and Ethan Jared of Romance organized the new event.
Magical Beautiful release their first music in years and gear up for an awesome show this weekend.
The experimental artists creating the soundscapes for this weekend’s Pictures & Sounds announce their scoring choices.
Other notable shows this weekend include Glasser at Lincoln Hall on Saturday and Lindstrom at the Empty Bottle on Sunday.
With a lineup that features Oval, Ben Frost, Nosaj Thing, the Slew, and Lesley Flanigan, the ambitious Sonar Chicago debuts this Thursday, September 9.
Perhaps the truest line in the verbose manifesto that accompanies Adult.’s fourth album, Why Bother? (Thrill Jockey), is the relatively concise “We lack a casualness.” With the urgent restlessness and monomaniacal focus of speed freaks, husband-and-wife duo Adam Lee Miller and Nicola Kuperus cut away the bullshit of new-wave revivalism to produce graceful, darkwavey interludes […]
Akron/Family exercised its eclecticism like a group of talented but green rookies on its self-titled debut, released last year on Michael Gira’s Young God Records. It was cool to hear them hop from mellow folk picking to squelchy vocal collage to spacey stadium rock on “Suchness,” or flip from flute-led psychedelia to acoustic balladry to […]
Russian journeyman Alexei Borisov began playing music in the early 80s as the front man of the Centre, one of the Soviet Union’s first new wave bands, before founding the pioneering industrial dance outfit Notchnoi Prospekt. Since the 90s, however, he’s gravitated toward electronic music of various stripes, particularly techno and abstract experimentalism; this performance, […]
Adult. could’ve ridden their wave of underground popularity straight into a rut; instead the Detroit electro act made Anxiety Always (on their own Ersatz Audio), an album that’s sure to alienate a bunch of their fans. Adam Lee Miller and Nicola Kuperus have ditched melancholy sweetness and the Kraftwerk vibe in favor of increased paranoia. […]