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Eris Drew "Quivering In Time"

DJ and Producer Eris Drew has released her lastest album, Quivering In Time, via the label she co-owns with Octo Octa (aka Maya Bouldry-Morrison), T4T LUV NRG.

According to a statement Drew put out last month on her facebook page, "The album is filled with love, hope and the anxiety of the present. All the tracks exist somewhere between house, breaks and bass, with a lot of scratching, vinyl collages, turntable manipulations, hand-played keys, mutated guitars, hand percussion and other hopefully beautiful chaos".

We agree and would add that Drew draws deep on her Chicago House roots while adding fresh experimentation and live instrumentation to create a sound that would easily fill a small club, a beach party at sunset, or a stadium.

   

Touched By Ghoul "Better Than Me"

Touched By Ghoul has released the lead single, "Better Than Me", from their forthcoming album, Cancel The World, which is due out on December 3rd via Under Road Records.

This is the work of former Sybris singer/guitarist Angela Mullhouer, along with guitarist Andrea Bauer, bassist Alex Shumard and drummer Paige Sandlin.

   

Warm Human "Gimme A Reason"

Warm Human (aka Meredith Johnston) has released a new single and video called "Gimme A Reason" via House of Feelings records. This is her first single of 2021, and first on House of Feelings, after releasing a wonderful series of single last year.

When asked to explain the history of this song Johnston had this to say; "I am a terrible sleeper, I have a parasomnia where I wake myself up scratching my arms, outstretched like a zombie. Other days I wake up wondering why I slept so poorly, but when I sit up, my sheets are wrapped around my neck. This video is a visual manifestation of involuntary self torture, the feeling of drowning in your own consequences, whether in dreams or in waking life."

   

The Goldstars "Stroll in Hell"

Local rock vets The Goldstars have released what may be a brand new Halloween classic, "Stroll in Hell". The new single does lean heavily of the sounds and style of "Monster Mash", but gives the classic tune a fresh and modern prospective.

   

Jennifer Hall "Why Cut Time"

Singer/Songwriter Jennifer Hall has released her latest single, "Why Cut Time". This is her second single of 2021 following-up "SFA" which was released back in January.

You can catch Jennifer Hall at Sleeping Village on December 1st with Tommy Bravos and Denara Auriel.