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Brent Puls @ Schubas

Brent Puls (Bumpus, Grammar) is releasing a new solo ep next week, and it is essentially a love letter to Chicago. The first single from the album is the album’s title track “West of the Lake”, and perfectly captures the feeling of being young and in love with a city. You can also sense that there is an underlying feeling of growing older and reflecting back. It is a beautiful concept and is topped off with cover art that was painted by Brent himself. 

Brent will be celebrating the release of the ep at Schubas on Aug. 27th with Death Ships and The Glory Singers.

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Water Glyphs

The new ep from Conductive Alliance was recently completed with the help of Griffin Rodriguez and others. The band is really excited about this and they should be. Water Glyphs finds the band at the height of sonic exploration. Tracking was split between Steve Albini's Electrical Audio Studios and Shape Shoppe, and you can detect the influence of both studios on this seven track ep.

The ep opens up the instrumental, mathematical, and electronic title track which fades into early ‘90’s jangle pop of “Dark Flowers”. The ep is consistently shifting styles and sound, from light to dark, from pop to aggressive more industrial sounding stretches. The ep is a big forward for the band and should be released later this year.

Conductive Alliance will be performing on August 21st at Rice and Rockwell Block Party. You can preorder the album through their Kickstarter Page through the 23rd.

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Light Pollution on Daytrotter

It seems like Light Pollution has been ever since the release of their debut album Apparitions (Carpark Records). Yesterday they appeared on the acclaimed Daytrotter site.

Remember Light Pollution is performing at Schubas on August 25th with Casiokids.

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Bobbi

My Gold Mask has been on a roll lately. You can stream their latest track, “Bobbi” below. "Bobbi" will be featured on My Gold Mask's upcoming 12" vinyl release, and the band will be releasing a proper single in early September.

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Help Graveface, Please!

During a recent storm the storage facility for Graveface Records, purveyor of Black Moth Super Rainbow, Jason Molina, Octopus Project, and more, was flooded destroying 50-60% of their inventory. The label's insurance did not cover this disaster, and in turn left the label struggling to survive.

The label’s founder Ryan Graveface (Dreamend) has set up a donation-based raffle, with some pretty unorthodox prizes. Everyone who donates will get a .zip file of some rarities, and people who donate at least $25 will get records or CDs and be entered into said raffles. There is list of all of the level of donations and more images of the extent of the damage over on the Graveface site.

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