Parquet Courts made an overlooked punk gem in Light Up Gold , an album just released in August. Check out these guys at Empty Bottle Thursday. They open for The Gizmos .
I really like this new song, The Dark Age , by Widowspeak . It appears on the album Almanac , expected out next month.
Sail to the Sun is the latest single from Wavves , which plans a new album in the spring. Check out the song and video below.
Beach Fossils has a new album, Clash the Truth , coming out in February. Check out the song, Careless , from the album. Careless - Beach Fossils
Chicago's My Gold Mask plans a new album, Leave Me Midnight , for release February 19. Check out the song, Further it Gets , below.
Nada Surf made one of the best and most memorable pop albums of 2012, The Stars Are Indifferent to Astronomy . You can catch the band at Metro Saturday night with opener Eternal Summers (which also made a fine album this year, Correct Behavior ). Waiting For Something - Nada Surf
Looking for a good psychedelic jam Saturday night? You can't beat Six Organs of Admittance at Empty Bottle . Six Organs is Ben Chasny , who is touring his most recent album, Ascent . The album is a diversion from last year's mostly acoustic release, Asleep on the Floodplain . For Ascent , Chasny brought in his former band mates from Comets on Fire to make a much more rocking offering.
Here's a great video from Yacht , Second Summer , made with Animation Domination.
Belfast-based band Girls Names just released this song, Hypnotic Regression , in advance of the group's sophomore album, The New Life . Look for the album in February.
Following the recent release of the single Teenage , Veronica Falls this week put out a video for the song. Teenage will be on the album Waiting for Something to Happen , which is coming out in February.
Check out this video for the new Chromatics' song Cherry. You can listen to the song and download it here:
It's time again to check out the recently released singles. Here are some new songs from Veronica Falls, Alt-J and Zola Jesus. Teenage is a song from Veronica Falls' upcoming album, Waiting for Something to Happen, which is expected out in February. Alt-J's song Buffalo appears in the movie, Silver Linings Playbook and features the folk band Mountain Man . Finally, Zola Jesus covers Rihanna !
Yo La Tengo plans to put out a new album, Fade , in January. Here's a video for the song Before We Run , which will be on the new release.
A Place to Bury Strangers plays Empty Bottle Wednesday. Bleeding Rainbow opens. It's going to be loud.
Australia's Tame Impala is playing a sold-out show Tuesday night at Metro . My guess is these guys will be playing a much larger venue when they return to Chicago for another gig. Check out the band's website and you'll see a number of sold-out shows. Tame Impala's latest album, Lonerism , was just released last month. Here's a just-released video of Feels Like We Only Go Backwards from the album.
Here's a new video from Dropkick Murphys , Rose Tattoo . The video features shots of actual band tattoos worn by fans. The song will appear on a new album, Signed and Sealed in Blood , which is expected out in early January.
Just when I think the indie girl group genre has run its course, a group like Grass Widow proves me wrong. It's not an entirely new formula but it's done well. Check out the band's album Internal Logic , released earlier this year. Grass Widow plays Empty Bottle Thursday.
Here's a good bet for a Thursday night show. Garage rocker King Tuff plays the Subterranean . King Tuff, aka Kyle Thomas, released a very cool self-titled album earlier this year. Last month, he released the infectious pop single Screaming Skull .
Sharon Van Etten released a career-defining album, Tramp , earlier this year. If you haven't heard, it's really something to check out. She plays Metro Wednesday night.
It may be Election Day but it's also new music Tuesday. Highlighting this week's new releases: the Casket Girls, Teen Daze and an EP from Dirty Projectors . Dirty Projectors follows its fine release from earlier this year, Swing Lo Magellan , with the EP About to Die . The release features previously unreleased songs in addition to the title-track single from Magellan . My highlight from the EP is Here Till It Says I'm Not . For you synth fans, Casket Girls is the new project [...]