WHAT WE’VE BEEN JAMMING TO
ISSUE #75 / September 5, 2019
Deeper will be a Chicago secret for a little while longer. Enjoy it while you can, because when this band catches on, they are going to get the proverbial rocket on their back. Bennington is a more mellow output but still features a shockingly advanced sound for a band so new.
Strange Foliage brings us this pretty little guitar rock single, “Big Mouth,” that we’ve been enjoying at their live performances for the past few months. They perfectly meld a fat fuzzed-out sound and a driving beat overlaying a sliding, trippy guitar. Add in a must-sing-along lyric, and you’ll also be dancing in your seat!
Next show: The Hideout, September 8th. Tix are $10.
Shots Fired Shots Fired
Pure Hardcore Rock straight from a teenager’s anger and anarchy, Shots Fired Shots Fired show off its bilingual roots in their new four-track EP. I appreciate the soundbites prior to the tracks that give a calming sense before the guitars and drums start thrashing and the vocals kick in. For all my Spanish speakers, check out “Nadie Es Ilegal.” It’s just a taste of how well Shots Fired Shots Fired really feel about their current views on immigration.
Durand Jones & The Indications
Cruisin to the Park
There are few artists who can stop you in your tracks quite like neo-soul collective, Durand Jones & The Indication. With Cruisin In The Park, the group is back with mighty, and mightily joyful, ode to slowing the world down, if only for a moment. DJ and company have an uncanny ability to create something smooth and funky, twinged with enough wispy sadness that it lodges itself in your head and heart indefinitely.
Joe Keery formerly of Post Animal has released his most recent single, “Mortal Projections,” which will be off his forthcoming album, Twenty Twenty, under the moniker of Djo. The album is due out on Sept. 13th. “Mortal Projections” continues to show Keery’s electronic side while also being his most vulnerable.
Bombay Bicycle Club
Eat, Sleep, Wake (Nothing But You)
Bombay Bicycle Club is back with their first track since going on hiatus back in 2016. “Eat, Sleep, Wake (Nothing But You)” is the first track off of their newest album Everything Else Has Gone Wrong, which is due out in January 17th, 2020. Look for a very introspective and sincere album that will drawn on the times we you turned to music for solace.
Bombay Bicycle Club will be at House of Blues on Oct 1st. Tix are $30.
The Philadelphia activist, poet, musician and all-around truth bringer Camae Ayewa, AKA Moor Mother, blends a soft undertone of soul singing with a strong dance bass and rhythm that lets listeners feel comfortable moving as they will After Images promotes Mother Moor’s new album (releasing in November) and collaborates with musician Justin Broadrick of Goldflesh to give this song a more industrial background.