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Fluorescents “Complacent”

Fluorescents recently released the lead single, “Complacent”, from their forthcoming debut EP, “Losing Sleep”. This is the blistering Alt Rock of Tyler Milka (Vocals/Guitar), Bobby Guidi (Bass/Vocals), Sasquel Roby Exum (Guitar/Vocals), and Ivan Palushek (Drums/Vocals).

Below is the Beyond Elusive created video for the single.

You can catch Fluorescents at Burlington Bar on June 26th with Mr University and Stay The Course.


Hal Baum "Buzz Aldrin's Love Song For The Moon”

Hal Baum recently released the second single, "Buzz Aldrin's Love Song For The Moon”, from his forthcoming debut album, Love Songs For The Moon, which is due out June 17th.

This is beautifully quirky folk music with simple, but possibly insightful, lyrics.


Pelican "Nighttime Stories"

Atmospheric Post-Rock band Pelican released a new album, Nighttime Stories, last week. This is the band’s sixth studio and first full-length release since 2013’s Forever Becoming.

This week Amoeba Music released their “What’s In My Bag?” with Larry Herweg and Trevor Shelley de Brauw of the band, and that can be viewed below.

You can help Pelican celebrate the release of album at Metro on June 29th with Young Widows and Cloakroom.


Album Premiere: Violet Crime “Paper Queen EP”

We are proud to be able to premiere the full album stream of the new EP from Violet Crime “Paper Queen”. The "Paper Queen EP" not only shows off the band’s genre-bending sound and boasts production credits of pop-punk heavyweights Sam Guainana (Like Pacific, Story Untold, Silverstein, Young Culture) and Derek DiScanio (State Champs vocalist), but it's also being released through Play Together Records — a social impact label that invests profits back into the Chicago elementary art and music programs.

In addition to a profits from the EP, via Play Together, a portion of Violet Crime’s merch proceeds are directed to the youth after school music program Intonation Music to support the next generation of Chicago artists.

We recently had the chance to ask Jeff Mills of Violet Crime about the new EP; "This album was a long time in the making. For the past year and a half or so, we've been trying to expand and explore our potential when it comes to writing. Our trip to Toronto to actually record everything was the frosting on the cake - our producer Sam Guaiana truly had a vision for all the songs, and challenged us daily in the studio to fulfill that. We all learned and grew so much from that experience!

Just as this album is a step up for us in writing and recording, our June 29th release show at Bottom Lounge will be a step up for our live performance. We have a backing ensemble of horns and vocalists performing with us which is so exciting, and we're planning out every minute of the performance from start to finish. We can't wait celebrate with all our fans, friends, and families!"

You can help Violet Crime celebrate the release of their EP on June 29th at Bottom Lounge with Bright Kid and Johari Noelle.


Burr Oak @ Schubas (7/23)

Burr Oak is the solo Dream Pop project of Savanna Dickhut of Elk Walking. Over the past year she has released two demos and plans to released her first two singles this summer.

You can help Burr Oak celebrate the release of her first single “Southside” on July 23rd at Scubas with Hanna Ashbrook, Sick Day, and Caroline Campbell.


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