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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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The Thin Cherries – S/T

Chicago’s The Thin Cherries is the brainchild of scene vets Mark Lofgren (The Luck of Eden Hall) and Steven Delisi (Phenomenal Cat) and the pair, who share songwriting and vocal duties, bring years of experience to the table on the band’s self-titled debut. The album opens with the big drums and Echo & the Bunnymen-inspired…

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Vaudevileins – Magician

Chicago four-piece Vaudevileins follow up a full-length and a handful of EPs with Magician, a new album available on vinyl, CD and via digital download. Magician, which was recorded and engineered by bassist Bill Aldridge at Third City Sound, Joliet, Ill and mixed and mastered by Jeff Halland in Minneapolis-St. Paul, Minnesota, opens with “Sea…

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The Bishop’s Daredevil Stunt Club-Have You Met You

Chicago’s The Bishop’s Daredevil Stunt Club adds some glam rock (think Suede and T-Rex), Rush-style prog and Beatles harmonies to their usual mix of power pop, alt-rock and smart new wave on the track “Have You Met You.” The song is being billed as the first official single (the band released a New Years-themed song…

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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…