Hollywood Teeth is a new song from No Joy and it appears on the killer album, More Faithful (Out June 9).
Ultimate Painting has a new album, Green Lanes, coming out in early August. Listen to Break the Chain.
Here’s a new song, Dream Lover, from Destroyer (aka Dan Bejar). The track appears on the album, Poison Season, which is scheduled for release at the end of August.
Mackenzie Scott, who performs as Torres, is earning a place aside great contemporary singer-songwriters like Sharon Van Etten.
So seeing her alone is enough reason to catch Scott at Empty Bottle on Thursday.
But head to the Bottle early enough to also see Aero Flynn, the project of Justin Vernon’s pal and former Eau Claire, Wisconsin, resident Josh Scott. After taking a break from music, Scott formed Aero Flynn and now calls Minneapolis home (about 90 miles from Eau Claire). Scott and Aero Flynn join Vernon for the Eaux Claires music fest in July.
Here’s a taste of Aero Flynn:
Chicago’s Landmarks will open the Empty Bottle show Thursday.
Milwaukee pop-rock band Jaill is still churning out hook-laden songs. The band’s newest album, Brain Cream, is expected out at the end of June. Listen to a new song, Got an F.
Had I discovered Total Control’s album Typical System earlier, it probably would have been a top 10 pick for me last year. If you like Viet Cong’s excellent debut album, you’ll probably like Total Control. The Australian post-punk band plans a short tour of the U.S. in August, including a stop at Empty Bottle in Chicago. Don’t miss this one.
I’m really excited about this new T. Hardy Morris album. The latest single, My Me, confirms to me that this album has potential to be a good one.
Sharon Van Etten plans to release a new EP, I Don’t Want to Let You Down, June 9. Here’s a song, Just Like Blood, from the new release.