Album Review: Eliot Sumner – Information

Album Review: Eliot Sumner – Information

Eliot Sumner Album Review: Information After a slow tinkling of keys, the atmospheric brooding of album opener “Dead Arms and Dead Legs” from Eliot Sumner’s full length Information sweeps like a dire warning. “All my fears become alive” she...
EP Review: The Spider Ferns – Safety

EP Review: The Spider Ferns – Safety

The Spider Ferns EP Review: Safety There’s a lot of love in my ears right now. On the heels of their 25th wedding anniversary, local duo Alton and Kelly Fleek of The Spider Ferns are releasing Safety, a five-song EP follow up to 2015’s full length Soon Enough. Having...
Album Review: Strange Faces – Stonerism

Album Review: Strange Faces – Stonerism

Strange Faces Album Review: Stonerism Young Chicago band Strange Faces has produced a debut album, Stonerism, that draped a thin plastic sheet over my eyes, a lo-fi filter through which I saw their garage-punk world. The four-person band started as a solo 2013 project...
Album Review: Aura Ruddell – Ichigo Ichie

Album Review: Aura Ruddell – Ichigo Ichie

Aura Ruddell Album Review: Ichigo Ichie Aura Ruddell’s debut album Ichigo Ichie is a journey. Translated from Japanese to one encounter, one opportunity, this album illustrates a wondrous path through different scenes of Ruddell’s life, weaving an auditory...
Album Review: Amy Viking – Opener

Album Review: Amy Viking – Opener

Amy Viking Album Review: Opener Delicate guitar leads and harmonies hover over the stereo field, while lush vocals play hide and seek amid a solid bass, relied on like a trustworthy friend. Amy Viking’s 11-track album, Opener, captures a familiar essence of the...
Album Review: Milo Greene – Control

Album Review: Milo Greene – Control

Milo Greene Album Review: Control Somewhere between their debut self-titled album and their recently released sophomore effort Control, Los Angeles’ Milo Greene found just that: a not-so-clear evolution of their folksy indie pop into a controlled, synth-heavy,...