Indie Rock

Cloud Houses "Know You (Acoustic Version)"

Cloud Houses has released an acoustic version of their 2020 debut single, "Know You". The single also appeared on the six piece Indie Pop group's 2021 debut EP "Heartbreak Soirée".

This is the work of Kendall Parchman, Katie Stack, Trent Henry, Bianca Barcenas, Erol Hasenof, and Bryan Lesser.


Spread Joy "Repetition"

Spread Joy has released the lead single, "Repetition", from their forthcoming sophomore album, II, which is due out on May 13th via Feel It.

The single is accompanied by the Bárbara Baron directed video below.

You can catch Spread Joy at the Hideout on May 11th with Spllit and Floatie.


Dear Life Records "You Were Alone"

The Philly based label Dear Life Records recently released a beautifully curated tribute album to one of the finest songwriter's that has ever called Chicago home, Owen Ashworth (Casiotone for the Painfully Alone, Advance Base), callled "You Were Alone: An Owen Ashworth Almanac".

The album features contributions for local musicians Tenci, Serengeti, and Gordon Ashworth, along side an array of musicians like Karl Blau, Pedro the Lion, Dear Nora, and more.

All money from this release will be donated to Beyond Hunger in Oak Park.


Golden Richards "Shake Your Hair"

Power Pop group Golden Richards recently released a new single called "Shake Your Hair". The single is accompanied by the video below.

This is the work of Billy Richards (Lead vocals, guitar), Gil Golden (Guitar), Marianne Magic (Vocals, Keyboards), Sonny Dee (Bass), and Henry Western (Drums).

You can catch Golden Richards at Montrose Saloon as part of International Pop Overthrow on Thursday, April 28th. 


Basement Family "Eerie Ennui"

Basement Family has released their latest album, Eerie Ennui, via The Ghost Is Clear Records.

This is the trio of Jesse Skolmoski (drums), Alex Auby (guitar, lead vocals), and Joel Schafer (bass, additional vocals).

The album's lead single, "Struggle Run", is accompanied by Thee Charles Austin directed video below.