Holy Broken

I am not sure how I missed the new release from Sin Ropas back in April (Shrup Records), but it is a great album. Holy Broken finds the combination of Tim Hurley (Red Red Meat, Califone) and Danni Iosello returing with eight new tracks. This is the first Sin Ropas album in five years, and it is one of their finest. The first track "The Fever You Fake" is perfect example of the bands relaxed yet powerful sound. They performed last night at The Empty Bottle.



White Mystery on Daytrotter

The latest session over at Daytrotter features the local duo White Mystery. The will be also be featured on Sound Opinions this weekend.

You can catch White Mystery at The Empty Bottle on Sept 18th with Super Wild Horses, Wet Hair, and Outer Minds.


Urge Overkill is Back!

Urge Overkill is back together, and currently recording a new full-length album here in Chicago. This will be the band's first album in fifteen years. The reformed band is made up of original singer/guitarists Nash Kato and Eddie “King” Roeser, along with drummer Brian “Bon” Quast (also in Polvo) and bassist Mike “Hadji” Hogkiss. They will be performing at the Samuel L. Jackson-hosted Friar’s Club Roast of Quentin Tarantino on October 1st, and at Mercury Lounge in New York on Oct. 4th. Below is the first song they have released from these new sessions.


Soak It Up

Houses have released a second track from the forthcoming debut album, All Night (Lefse, Oct. 19th). The song is called "Soak It Up", and it is just as stunning as "Endless Spring". The duo will make their stage debut at CMJ Festival in New York on October 20th.


Project Film

Megan Frestedt and Sam McAllister are friends, record label owners, record producers, and the duo known as Project Film. Megan and Sam will be releasing their debut, Chicago, on November 9th. Here is a sneak peak at of the album, and the track "Motionless".