An online collaboration by four musicians in four states has parlayed pandemic necessity into new forms of creativity—and some tight long-distance friendships.
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.
La Armada return with an overdue album of Dominican-born hardcore, awesomely trashy Indiana punks the Fritz celebrate their debut record, and more.
Jessica Marks sings a ghostly song in a haunted house, the Palmer Squares play a benefit for Chance’s Arts & Literature Fund, and more.
Matthew Sage, who runs the excellent local Patient Sounds label, covers “I Put a Spell on You” for a Halloween compilation.
Plus: Nomo play their first show in three years, the Promontory hosts the Twilite Tone on Thanksgiving, and more.
The former Light Pollution guitarist stumbled upon an unusual sound while programming a digital looper.
The Good Willsmith side project mixes broadcast samples with erratic guitar drones.