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ONO "I Wonder Why" (Single Edit)

American Dreams recently announced that they will releasing a 40th anniversary reissue of the debut album, Kate Cincinnati, from the local industrial avant-gospel group ONO. This will be the first time these classic songs from the band will be available digitally and on vinyl, since the original release was on 300 cassettes.

At their origin ONO was the trio of bandleader P. Michael Grego, multi-instrumentalist Ric Graham, and enigmatic frontperson travis. Below is the single edit of the track that opens the album's B-Side, "I Wonder Why". Of the single Grego had this to say; "We deconstructed 'Good Times' and 'I Want Your Love' by Chic for this song - travis changed the words. 'I Wonder Why' lightens the mood in between 'Kate Cincinnati' and 'Oppenheimer' - it was also a respite during our intense sets. I put together the music, and the others added layers on top."

You can catch ONO at Smashed Plastic's Live: Vol. 1 Festival on October 1st with Fire-Toolz, Serengeti, Rookie, Tar, Bev Rage and the Drinks, and Pixel Grip.

Photo by David J. Magdziarz

   

Makaya McCraven "The Fours"

Makaya McCraven has released the latest single, "The Fours", from his forthcoming album, In These Times, which is due out via International Anthem / Nonesuch / XL Recordings on September 23rd.

This new project features a wide array of highly talented musicians including Jeff Parker, Junius Paul, Brandee Younger, Lia Kohl, Macie Stewart, Zara Zaharieva, Marta Sofia Honer, Greg Ward, Irvin Pierce, Marquis Hill, Matt Gold, Greg Spero, Joel Ross, De’Sean Jones, and Rob Clearfield.

   

NNAMDï "Dedication”

NNAMDï has released a new single, “Dedication”, from his forthcoming album, Please Have A Seat, which is set to be released on October 7th via Sooper Records and Secretly Canadian.

You can catch NNAMDï at Metro on October 22nd with Joshua Virtue.

   

Cleared "Of Endless Light"

The duo of Steven Hess (of LOCRIAN) and Michael Vallera (of Luggage), better known as Cleared, announced last week that the latest album, Of Endless Light, will be released via the London label Touch. on September 23rd.

This is experimental ambient sound exploration at its finest from two experts that have been working together since their debut back in 2011.

   

Bitchin Bajas "Amorpha"

Experimental trio Bitchin Bajas have released the opening track, "Amorpha", from their forthcoming double LP, Bajascillators, which is due out via Drag City on September 2nd.

This is the work of Cooper Crain, Rob Frye, and Daniel Quinlivan.

"Amorpha" is accompanied by the Kyle Armstrong created video below.

You can catch Bitchin Bajas at Constellation on October 16th.

Photo by Katoman