An online collaboration by four musicians in four states has parlayed pandemic necessity into new forms of creativity—and some tight long-distance friendships.
We’ve all had a lot to pay attention to this year, but there’s always room for more great music.
The Patient Sounds label goes out with a bang, Andrew Smith’s Jungle Green project drops its first album as a band, and more.
Chicago singer-songwriter Andrew Smith has promoted Jungle Green’s homemade songs mostly by sending them to people who reply to flyers he’s taped to lampposts. Fortunately he’s also made some well-connected fans.
Matthew Sage, who runs the excellent local Patient Sounds label, covers “I Put a Spell on You” for a Halloween compilation.