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DOWNLOAD: Mountains - "Living Lens" (MP3)

Mountains @ Lincoln Hall, February 2012 (more by Grant MacAllister)
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Brooklyn via Chicago drone duo Mountains are set to welcome their new album, Centralia, on January 22 via Thrill Jockey. Centralia is their third album to be released via the Chicago label, and you can download its lead single "Living Lens" at the top of this post. A music video for "Living Lens" can be found at the bottom of this post.

Mountains will be going on a US tour in February in support of their forthcoming LP. That tour includes a performance at the Hideout on February 27 with support from White/Light with Frank Rosaly and Lucky Dragons. Advance tickets for the Chicago show are on sale now. All tour dates are listed below.

All Mountains tour dates, Centralia's cover art/tracklisting, and a video for "Living Lens" are below...

Continue reading "Mountains releasing 'Centralia,' touring, playing the Hideout (dates, MP3)"

Kim Gordon @ NYC's T5 earlier this month w/ Dino. Jr. (more by Gretchen Robinette)
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The Museum of Contemporary Art have detailed the remainder of their ongoing, free music series Face the Strange. The series, which is programmed in collaboration with Matthew Hale Clark and Jeremy Lemos of White/Light, will finish off on March 26 with a performance by Sonic Youth's Kim Gordon. She'll actually be joined by White/Light for that performance, and admission is free (for the whole series). For Gordon's show, you'll need to pick up a free ticket at the MCA box office. You can do that starting at 5PM on the night of the show.

Tortoise member, solo musician, and Chicago mainstay Jeff Parker plays a Face the Strange show on January 22, and experimental duo Lucky Dragons play the MCA on February 26.

A few videos are below...

Continue reading "Kim Gordon closing out 'Face the Strange' at the MCA; Jeff Parker and Lucky Dragons play this winter"

DOWNLOAD: Victor Villarreal - "Enters" (MP3)

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Victor Villarreal of Cap'n Jazz and its related projects (Joan of Arc, Owls, Ghosts & Vodka) is set to release his debut solo effort Invisible Cinema, out January 24th via Joyful Noise. The album's first track (and single) "Enters" is available for both download above, and to stream below. To quote BrooklynVegan's Andrew Sacher:

Like his guitar work in his previous bands, "Enters" is filled with math rock noodling through pretty chord progressions. The largely acoustic guitar and string arrangement-led track is most reminiscent of fellow Cap'n Jazz member Mike Kinsella's work in Owen, but when the vocals finally come in at the end, he reveals a much starker voice than Owen's brokenhearted throb.
Pre-order Invisible Cinema now, and check out its tracklisting below.

Villarreal will kick off a month-long run with Meryll on January 20th, at Mike & Molly's in Champaign. The following day, he'll play a 5PM instore at Reckless Records and then at Panchos that night with Meryll, A Tundra, and White/Light. Tickets are on sale now. His final in-state show will be on January 27th, at Owen Pye's in Lebanon (which is about 5-hours outside of Chicago). In support of the full tour, he's launched a Kickstarter campaign to help with its costs. At the time of this post, the campaign has hit $730 of his $1,900 goal (with 17 backers).

Invisible Cinema's tracklisting, a song stream, and all 2012 tour dates, below..

Continue reading "Victor Villarreal (of Cap'n, JoA, etc.) to release solo LP, playing 4-IL shows (2 in Chicago)"

Disappears @ A.V. Fest (more by Matt Ziegler)
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We're happy to say that according to Sonic Youth's blog, Chicago's own Disappears (who they now share a drummer with) are at work on a new album due out in 2012!

The upcoming record to be released on Kranky Records will be Disappears' first LP with Steve Shelley. Basic tracks were recorded in Hoboken, NJ with Aaron Mullan engineering.
Currently off tour, the band have one upcoming gig that happens to be a hometown one as well. They'll ring in the new year at Empty Bottle with Bare Mutants and Outer Minds. Tickets are on sale now.

Also in the works, is a collaborative LP with friends White/Light who made a soundboard recording of their House of Blues - Lollapalooza aftershow, opening for Arctic Monkeys. Look out for that in 2012 as well.

Could there be a better way to spend New Year's?