Indie Rock

New Japanese Breakfast Album Available for Streaming

As Michelle Zauner (Little Big League, Post Post) moves on to her next musical journey with the solo project Japanese Breakfast, you can now stream the new record, Psychopomp, which premiered over at Hype Machine. The synth-driven, bedroom-pop album is set for release this Friday, April 1 via Yellow K Records. You can help Zauner celebrate its arrival that same evening at Ortlieb's with Littler and Myrrias.

   

New Music Video: "Coma'd" - Three Man Cannon

Three Man Cannon recently released a new music video for “Coma’d,” a track that was featured on their latest EP, Will I Know You Then, released on Lame-O Records. The video blossoms as the band journeys into the woods, experiencing a ritualistic enlightenment, which is culminated with a cleansing in the natural waters. While the imagery provides a pleasant charming aesthetic, the brief, morphing facial contortions of the leader/high priest are haunting.

Three Man Cannon // Coma'd (official video) from Federico R. Casanova

   

The Lucky Dutch on Rooftop Sessions

Rooftop Sessions Chicago has posted their session with The Lucky Dutch, Nathan Graham, Claire Corriveau, David Padula, and Ben Dacoba.

The band will be releasing their sophomore album, Cadillac Coffin, on May 26th at Double Door with Swamp Heat and Honey and the 45's.

   

Square Peg Round Hole Record Release Show at MilkBoy March 26

The atmospheric instrumental trio Square Peg Round Hole are celebrating the release of their new album Juniper with a show tonight at MilkBoy. The sound is built around tight, intricate percussion, be it the super technical drumming, dueling vibraphones, or other found sound. Reminiscent of The Album Leaf or Lymbyc System, the group's latest effort succeeds with complex, driving undertones and dexterous melodies that carry the listener through. The songs are nimble and jazzy, calming while expressive. Slated for direct support is Philly’s own Moon Bounce, a funky Martian who makes R&B from the future, with his silky, theatric voice and sticky sweet synth lines. The energetic grooves fly in and out of frame, turning on a dime at any moment, making for a manic, but extremely fun experience. Also on the bill this evening will be  the experimental pop of Son Step. MilkBoy, 1100 Chestnut St., 8:30pm, $10, 21+ - Adam G.

   

Synthetic ID Gears Up to Release New Album

​SF-based Synthetic ID, who are releasing a new album on Castle Face Records on April 22nd. It's called 'Impulses' and the band recently debuted their first single, "Ciphers". We're excited to share their new single, Ciphers and will keep you posted on the release of the full length album, 'Impulses'!

"[Ciphers is] a song that started out with one bass note repeated over and over that developed into a post punk kaleidoscope of minimalist dystopian beach side tech babylon sounds," Synthetic ID's Paul Lucich wrote to The FADER in an email. "Radiophonic music from a robot fashion show curated by D Boon and Brian Eno. A song that captures every emotion experienced by these courageous Bay Area musicians.”