I’ve always been a big fan of the singer/songwriter Ezra Furman.
His lyrical play and anecdotes are on point while his instrumentation, including those fantastic vocals, surrounds the mix tightly. Furman’s newest track, “My Zero,” starts small with a catchy acoustic strum, beginning to paint his full story and completely pulling you in.
The evolution of this entire track is rather stunning. It’s a wonderful soundscape that layers and layers in so many different elements, and completely stays tight and cohesive from the second you hit play to the closing fade. Nice work.
TOMORROW (6/25) Chicago’s The-Drum release their debut full length album, Contact (via Audraglint Recordings). The vinyl also comes with a pressing of last year’s originally digital only Sense-Net EP.
Check out a little album teaser below and go pre-order that shit! (I did) And if you’re in the NYC area tomorrow head on over to Glasslands Gallery to catch their album release show as well as their very first performance in New York! (I’ll be there )
I really, really enjoy this new track from Chicago’s Wild Belle. It’s perfectly summer with it’s reggae style riffs, crooning female vocals, and a hint of that lo-fi fuzz and organ play. “June” is just right.
THE-DRUM is back with a spankin’ new mix for SSENSE. This is 39 minutes (and 34 seconds) of madness. So so so so tight. It builds and builds and cools off and then builds. Wow wow wow. Check it out below and be on the lookout for their full length album debut this June!!! Ahhhh I’m HYPE!!!!
The other day I mentioned Chicago production duo The-Drum as being “crazy busy.” The R&B supergroup, JODY, is further evidence of that statement. (I didn’t want to lump everything into one post; so I split em up). Jeremiah and Brandon (of The-Drum) are handling production duties for the group while David Robertson, Khallee Standberry-Lois, and James King are all on vocals.
The group continues The-Drum’s atmospheric/future-R&B/footwork/ production style and sound but, adding in the rappers and vocalists creates an even deeper level to their music. Don’t forget they’re no strangers to working with rappers as they also produced Haleek Maul’s “88.”
I’m already a fan of these guys and can’t wait to hear more. Be on the lookout for a Jody EP on March 1st followed by a video and more singles before full length mixtape drops. Also The-Drum is working on their debut LP, Contact (and a whole bunch of other stuff!)
Over the last several months Chicago’s The-Drum have been crazy busy. Working on a new album, collabo projects, solo work, re-mixes, side projects, and more.
Just a few days ago the duo dropped TWO new remixes on us; the first being a total rework of Maal A Goomba’s ”Ashley’s Intervention“. They take the original track, soak it down and infuse it with their smooth future R&B, footwork style production. Check that one out rye cheaah.
The second is a remix of the already sexy late night boo lovin’ jam, “Under Attack,” by Shy Girls. For this one, the guys strip down and improve on pretty much all of the original instrumentation. Really slick and deep sounding synths, drum sounds, and improved sax section. Not to mention, the vocals are killer.
A dusty, barren landscape surrounded by panoramic mountain ranges, plenty of denim and the perfect amount of cuteness all in one single music video – that’s pretty impressive.
Houses‘ newest single,“The Beauty Surrounds,” is a methodical and churning track that builds layers upon layers. I especially love Dexter’s vocals in the foreground while Megan’s are much more ethereal, in a supporting yet contrasting way. Off of their upcoming album, A Quiet Darkness, due out April 16th, be sure to stay tuned via their Facebook page or Soundcloud for the latest news.
We here at WP have been tracking the Chicago beatsmith, Ed Harris (otherwise known at Edamame) for quite some time now. From Greenhouse to Bay of Plenty to his most recent release, Silhouette – the electronic musician is still pumping out releases at a rapid pace.
If his new single, “Bayaka,” is any indicator on the vibe of his next album, then I’m beyond excited. Being based out of a Midwestern land-locked state, it’s always really cool to hear the amount of actual nature he layers within his music. Listen below and stay tuned for more info on his upcoming album, Coalesce Colors.
And also be sure to listen to his collaboration with Nonagon, below. If you like what you hear, I recommend getting familiar with some of his remixes via Soundcloud.
Super laid-back garage rock without all the noise. The gentleman in Chicago’s cialis buy
eartraps”>The Pear Traps keep the guitar fuzz up and the percussion tight. Just right for the ears.
The guys have released their EP, Elsewhere, earlier this fall which is a quick four-track easy listener. The flow is nice and simple, quite enjoyable really. Listen below and be sure to grab it at your own price here.
BONUS: I also really dig their documentary-styled music video for their song, “Sante Fe,” which is just raw footage following the band around.