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Dave Vettraino "Exercise"

Dave Vettraino has primarily been known as a prominent and highly skilled recording engineer at Public House Sound Recordings up until the moment Brooklyn's Fire Talk Records released his debut album, Exercise, earlier this month.

A culmination of more than two years of working on this project in the quieter moments between recording sessions, Exercise is a layered, complex, rich ambient and drone based look into the mind that has engineered some of the finest album's Chicago has had to offer.

Below is the Jessee Rose Crane created video for "Benton Harbor", the album's third track and lead single.

   

Dylan Weschler "After Ideas, Vol. 2"

Dylan Weschler has released a series of ambient albums over the last two months including today's, December 18th, After Ideas, Vol. 2. Weschler, the guitarist for Varsity, has utilized tape loops, synths, field recordings and guitars to create a beautifully peaceful, meditative five song moment of bliss.

   

Late Nite Laundry "Fantasy"

Dream Pop quartet Late Nite Laundry (LNL) has released a new single called "Fantasy". This is the first new music from the group since the departure of their lead singer, Kaitlin Logan, and with guitarist Ari Lindo now on vocals.

The single was recorded remotely with each member recording in their homes and keys player, Brenden Cabrera, mixing the song together. LNL is soft, warm blend of jazz and pop that have you instantly floating, dancing, and always smiling.

   

Bridey "Decisions Make Me Sick In The Head"

This is has been a pretty prolific year for Bridey Hicks, since releasing her debut album, Honey, last December, she has released two EP's and now a fantastic new single called "Decisions Make Me Sick In The Head".

On this single she is joined by Cam Mahai (Lead guitar), Jason Outimeete (Bass), and Alex Collyard (Drums).

   

Sonny Falls "All That Has Come Apart​/​Once Did Not Exist"

Sonny Falls has released a massive double album called All That Has Come Apart​/​Once Did Not Exist via the Brooklyn label Plastic Miracles.

This is the work of Ryan "Hoagie" Wesley Ensley and the first new album from the group since 2018's Some Kind of Spectre. On this album Ensley gathered together several outstanding local musicians including Alex Reindl of Old Joy, Nora Barton of Planchette, Sen Morimoto, Macie Stewart of Ohmme and Josh Snader of CSTVT.