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Violet Eyes

Jim Newberry has directed a new video from the dynamic My Gold Mask. The track "Violet Eyes" comes from the bands ep A Thousand Voices.

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Charlie Deets Listening Party

A few weeks I posted the new video from Charlie Deets, and this month Charlie sent me his new album, Power of Suggestion. It has been on repeat all month, and it is hard to explain why. Whether I am attempting to work out, driving to work, or just hanging out at home, this album has such an addictive collection of beats. It the comparisons that keep coming to mind are pieces of the more electronic side of Of Montreal mixed with newer Nine Inch Nails. Lyrically, Deets is closer to Reznor or Lady Gaga for that matter, as he obsesses about sex and clubs and the like. However, the nature his beats will overpower the distraction of his lyrics. It is typically not what I am looking for, Charlie has hooked me and will not let go.

Charlies Deets is have a listening party for Power of Suggestion on Feb. 12th  at 10:00pm at The Gene Siskel Film Center where he will debut films by several talented filmakers for this album.

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White Car Viceland Mixtape

The experimental electro-freak’s White Car are back with a new mixtape for Viceland. The mixtape is just as a dark as White Car’s music and is complete with tracks from Ministry, Front 242 and even Prince. The bands debut ep is due from Rainbow Body Records early this year.

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Classic Video of the Week

Back in 2007, The Saps made a hilarious video for their track “Coup de Grace”.

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Felix Culpa Record Release @ Metro (Tonight!)

I’ve had the good fortune to interact with a great deal of Chicago musicians in the last year, and I can honestly say that none have been nicer than Marky Hladdish. He is just one of the members of the four-piece band The Felix Culpa. Their latest album, Sever Your Roots, finds Marky and the boys in rare form. This is a full on assault of pure rock, and they truly hold nothing back. In fact, this double LP clocks in at over 66 minutes. The band has been together for the better part of ten years now, and this album is really a culmination of that history together. In fact the track “Because This Is How We Speak” talks directly to that history and all of the bands that no longer exist.

The Felix Culpa is celebrating the release of Sever Your Roots at Metro tonight, Jan. 23rd with Loyal Divide, Robbers, and Suns.

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