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July 2015
Overwatcher
"Metaphysics
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Do some stretches, because Nashville-based Overwatcher are bringing the melodic hardcore madness, and some soft moshing is imminent.

Although a relatively new band, the guys have come out swinging with red-blooded live shows and a victory in our Band of the Month competition. The release of their debut EP "Metaphysics" will undoubtedly add fuel to their face-melting fire.
 
With the ample sound you'd expect from a six-piece, the guys are bringing a new vitality to the melocore scene. "Metaphysics" features the melodic exploration and merciless pulse of predecessors like Touche Amore, mewithoutyou and Defeater, with the brutal lyrical honesty and self-awareness of post-grad punk kids.
 
Overwatcher has created an engaging and discerning debut EP that is just as dynamic (if not more so) live. During their most recent performance at The East Room, lead vocalist Alex MacWilliam, performing through a head-wound he earned early in the set, filled up every ounce of space he could get his hands on. Often on tables and chairs, level with the crowd, even lying down, MacWilliam lead his crew through an intense, energetic set. Whether the audience is of five or 5,000, the performance remains wholehearted, and there is definitely something to be said for that.
 
Overwatcher is putting a refreshing spin on melodic hardcore, and "Metaphysics" is a testament to their musical prowess and clear passion for the genre. And, I can only assume this is just the beginning.  -Caroline Bowman

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Goldhouse @ Lincoln Hall

Goldhouse is the electro-pop music of Grant Harris. This year he has released two single, "Over" and "When I Come Home", along with several highly praised remixes.

You can catch Goldhouse with The Locals at Lincoln Hall on August 29th.

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eighth blackbird

The super ensemble eighth blackbird have recently the first except from their forthcoming album Filament (Cedille Records, Sept. 11th). The album futures recordings of works by Bryce Dessner (of The National), Nico Muhly, and Son Lux (Ryan Lott), along with a live recording of Philip Glass's classic 1968 work, Two Pages, featuring Dessner (guitar) and Muhly (organ). The excerpt below is a performance of Bryce Dessner's "Tears For Sister Polly" from "Murder Ballades".

eighth blackbird have an ongoing residency at MoCA - Chicago with performances coming up on Sept 1st and 2nd. They will be performing the complete "Murder Ballades" piece at MoCA - Chicago in March.

MP3: eighth blackbird "Tears For Sister Polly" (right-click to download)

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Marrow "The Gold Standard"

Marrow is preparing to release their latest album, The Gold Standard, on September 4th via FoxHall Records. The four piece band has spent a lot of time and poured a lot of varied influences into this album, but have also been interacting with the Chicago music scene in other way over the last year. Liam Kazar (singer/songwriter/guitarist) spent much of the last year on the road with Tweedy; Macie Stewart toured with Chance the Rapper; and the band as a whole was featured on Donnie Trumpet and the Social Experiment’s album, Surf. The result of these varied ties to the scene that have created a beautiful and complex album. Below is the video for the album's lead single "Paulson".

You can catch Marrow at Lincoln Hall on November 27th in support of their new album.

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Surf Rock is Dead

Brooklyn-based, but originally hailing from Chicago and Melbourne, Surf Rock is Dead recently released their newest single "Anymore" and announced their debut EP, out Sept. 18. The duo of Kevin Pariso and Joel Witenberg, despite the name of their band, embrace the tone and mood of surf rock while applying a new wave and dream-pop lens.

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