WHAT WE’VE BEEN JAMMING TO
ISSUE #68 / july 18, 2019
A Song for Every Chamber of the Heart
This local award-winning poet has released her first collection of songs, and it’s gripping, emotional, and downright beautiful. Kara Jackson is a Chicago treasure, and A Song for Every Chamber of the Heart deserves to be lifted up as a piece of art.
Valleys (My Love)
We’re waiting in deep anticipation for Forever Turned Around, due August 30th. The follow-up to local folk rocker contingent Whitney’s celebrated Light Upon The Lake. “Valleys (My Love)” is the second single, and it’s no accident it came out the week of their Pitchfork set, which is sure to feature quite a few tracks off the new record.
Whitney is playing Pitchfork this Sunday at 6:15 on the Green Stage.
The second single from Jay Som’s upcoming album Anak Ko drops August 23rd. A breezy track full of her signature moody layers, “Tenderness” has us stoked to hear more new songs at her Pitchfork set this Saturday.
Jay Som is playing the Blue Stage at 4PM this Saturday at Pitchfork.
Alice Phoebe Lou
A Place of My Own (Mahogany Sessions)
Hailing all the way from South Africa is the eclectic mix of jazz/indie rock and electronics with ambient vocals in this MTV unplugged-esque EP, A Place of My Own (Mahogany Sessions). Taking tracks from her Paper Castles, Alice Phoebe Lou packs these songs with saxophones, guitars, and trickles of electronic tones and beats.
Four singles band together to create flor’s beautifully melodic, soft techno/pop beats with harmonious vocals and intriguing lyrics for EP Ley Lines. Listeners can hear keys from synthesizers and the tap of a tambourine mixed with guitars and drums as singer Zach Grace sings about love and loss.
flor will be at the Bottom Lounge on Oct 1, tickets start at $18.