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Deeper – ‘Auto-Pain’ album review


Deeper follow up their eponymous 2018 LP with ‘Auto-Pain’ – a record that finds the Chicago band dipping into more ideas and emotions than ever before as they grapple with mortality, mental illness, harm and loss. Duelling guitars fade in and out on the album opener ‘Esoteric’. This then evolves into the kind of melodic…

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Meat Wave – ‘That’s Alright’ stream


Chicago punks Meat Wave have streamed new single ‘That’s Alright’ ahead of a split physical release with Lifestyles (order via No Trend Records here). The trio claim it’s the only song in the Meat Wave discography that will ever have a positive thing to say as it celebrates the power of love in today’s divisive…

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New music premiere: Bloodhype – ‘Friendly Wash’


Chicago-based musician Maureen Neer has made a welcome return with her Bloodhype project. Ahead of the release of her new album ‘High From Las Vegas’ (available to order via Fox Food Records’ Bandcamp), we’re delighted to be premiering new single ‘Friendly Wash’. Collaborating with Chris Lee and Colin Mulhern, the song mixes heartbreak with electro-pop…

New music round-up featuring Cats of Transnistria, The Orielles, Jade Bird, Sons and The Glass Eyes


Cats of Transnistria – ‘Tunnel’ Helsinki act Cats of Transnistria’s ‘Tunnel’, which features on their new album ‘Opium’ merge David Lynch/Angelo Badalamenti-esque eerieness with a powerful wall of feedback and drippings of  distorted guitar and unnerving harmonies. The opening of the song is quite dreamy but this evolves into Godspeed-inspired post-rock with added string arrangements…