Indie Rock

Town Criers II

Town Criers recently released their latest EP, “Town Criers II”. This is the DIY Rock trio’s sophomore EP and it includes their recent single, “It Ain’t Love”.

You can catch Town Criers at Charm School on June 2nd with Faux Furrs, Kid Lucifer, and Blind Moon.

   

Same Girls debut new single “Wait”

Post-punk pop rock cuatro Same Girls just came out with their new single, “Wait” and it’s a perfect blend of their varied interested and influences. You can hear The Clash and The Strokes and some 80’s energy almost reminiscent of the B-52’s. Lead vocalist Taifa Nia’s is energetic and fun. Nia says the new single, "describe the loneliness and the heartbreak endemic in our esthetically obsessed clout culture." Listen here! - Lucille Faulkner

   

Sloth Hands “Vacation’s Over”

Folk/Punk Trio Sloth Hands released their first album, Vacation’s Over, in four years last week. This is the work of AJ Boucek (guitar, vocals, harmonica), Briana Certa: bass, backup vocals, and John Stenger (drums, backup vocals).

We are hearing elements of Mountain Goats and Paul Baribeau in these tracks that blend the humorous and serious.

   

Safari Room and Hari the Band play 05.31 at The Basement

Safari Room have pounded the musical pavement throughout 2019, releasing singles and live sessions, playing shows throughout the city, and working on new material. In June, they plan to trek through the Midwest to perform a handful of shows. But for now, Safari Room will stay in Nashville to play The Basement on May 31st. Hari the Band joins the bill; they too have kept busy throughout the year, planning to release an EP in June. Stay tuned for news about that. In the meantime, mark your calendars for May 31st and take a listen to Safari Room's latest single, "One Day Here", below. - Will Sisskind

   

Side Hug @ Schubas (5/25)

Side Hug released their latest EP, "Wasted Summer", earlier this month. This is the Dream Pop band’s second EP and first since 2017.

Side Hug is the work of Allan Cardenas, Lyd Landor, Christian Ovalle, and Jonathan David Reyes. This EP is hazy, breezy, sleepy rock perfectly building for Chicago summer nights.

You can catch Side Hug at Schubas tomorrow, May 25th, with The Jungle Giants.