Tagged post-punk

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Evacuate the Earth-S/T

Chicago/Milwaukee trio Evacuate the Earth have dropped their ambitious sophomore album. Evacuate the Earth opens with the partially spoken/partially sung sci-fi tune “Contact” and the rhythmic, jazzy “Interplanetary,” which sounds like Primus and Bjork jamming on a deserted space station. “Ninth Planet” is a three-way marriage of wailing sax, elastic bass and skittery percussion while…

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Wired Minds-The Death of the Fear

After some fits and starts, Chicago’s Wired Minds have posted their newest EP, The Death of the Fear, online. The EP opens with “Heaven,” four minutes of ghostly synth, big drums, post-punk guitar and Matthew Kayser’s dramatic vocals, which recall not only countless new wave brooders but classic metal singers Klaus Meine (Scorpions) and Ozzy…

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Kate Fagan-I Don’t Wanna Be Too Cool

Manufactured Recordings has unearthed a Chicago new wave classic for reissue on 7″ vinyl! “I Don’t Wanna Be Too Cool” b/w “Waiting For the Crisis” was a 1980 single by Kate Fagan (who also handled lead vocals for second wave Ska act Heavy Manners) that was originally released by Disturbing Records and was a top…

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Wired Minds-Saudade

Chicago trio Wired Minds might be new to the local scene, but they are trading in sounds that will be familiar to music fans who grew up with college radio in the 80s and early 90s. Their debut EP, Saudade, brings back fond memories of dark teenage days. Opening cut “Victoria” (not to be confused…

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She Rides Tigers-Standing on the Edge

Chicago trio She Rides Tigers, which features ex-members of The Bright White and Hemmingbirds, have dropped their debut EP, Standing on the Edge. The EP opens with “Chase the Flame,” a gritty rock n’ roll number in the vein of Black Rebel Motorcycle Club, and powers forward with “Roll With It,” a post-punk dance floor…