Beauty! Individualism! Surprise!
The Dogs don’t have to move, speak, or do anything. That’s what camping is about, and those are the bases of the lyrics to their song, “We Don’t Have To Do Anything” from their album "Camping". I must say, I love camping for exactly those reasons. Go out into the woods and do whatever you want. Don’t do anything you don’t want to. Listen to The Dogs, but only if you want to, though they would make for a wonderful soundtrack of freedom and liberation.
Ring in 2012 with great live music
Whales is a rock band. There’s no other way to say it. This four piece band uses all the standard instruments and makes straight to the point rock and roll. This is not an insult. These folks are doing rock and roll very well.
Windbreaker! It’s the newest project from Nick Reed of Lazer Crystal. I probably like this stuff way more than Lazer Crystal, and maybe you will too. People from all over the world have been commenting on his tracks on Soundcloud and telling him how great his songs are.
L’éternèbre is a two piece improvisational experiment currently floating around the Chicago sound scene. The biography on their facebook is most definitely the perfect thing to read while listening to their abstract synth-based drones. Among many other notable snippets, their biography includes the totally tripped out observation of a fish tank includes the phrase “ghostly waves rise ad infinitum in the microscopic space between the water and the glass.”
Radar Eyes's upcoming LP on Hozac Records reminds me a little of early Dandy Warhols. Light, spacey garage psychedelia that wafts up like a steam cloud dotted with fireflies. The LP will drop in early February; here's 'I Am' until then.