Short takes: LCD Soundsystem, Solange, A Tribe Called Quest play Pitchfork

Chicago’s Pitchfork Music Festival announced its headliners today: LCD Soundsystem, Solange and A Tribe Called Quest.

This is one of the strongest top billings for Pitchfork in years. Read more here.

Elsewhere …

Death By Unga Bunga plays Empty Bottle

Here’s a fun midweek show: The Norway garage rockers Death By Unga Bunga play Empty Bottle March 1.

This looks like a high-energy set. Check out the video below.

Thursday at Empty Bottle is a blistering lineup …

Crocodiles, AJ Davila and Chicago’s own The Bingers play the Bottle March 2.

Meatbodies’ new album is a sludgy psychedelic trip

Meatbodies is the project of Chad Ubovich, a frequent collaborator with fellow L.A. garage rocker and house favorite (here at ATYP) Ty Segall.

On Alice, Meatbodies’ latest album, Ubovich pulls out some great psych-rock garage tunes paired with a sludgy stoner vibe. Fans of Segall will like this new one from his buddy Ubovich.

Like a good portion of Segall’s work, Meatbodies makes music that recalls epic music from the 1960s. Alice is a real throwback.

Here’s a video of Meatbodies performing live last summer.

Priests release excellent debut, play Chicago’s Beat Kitchen

The debut album from Washington, D.C., band Priests, Nothing Feels Natural, is one of the most exciting albums of this young, new year.

Ten songs in a little more than a half hour pack a punch. If you love old-school punk, post punk and new wave, give this album a listen. As a bonus, these guys actually have something to say.

Chicagoans can check out this rising band at Beat Kitchen Thursday night. There are still tickets for sale (at the time of this post).