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Album Review: Impulsive Hearts – Cry All The Time

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Chicago art-pop artist NIIKA has shared a new video for her single The Cage, at the time news is out that her album ‘Close But Not Too Close’ has been put back until May 15th. It’s a kick back and relax sort of a tune, the hypnotising accompaniments in the verses constasting with NIIKA’s intoxicating …

Ohmme, aka Chicago duo Sima and Cunningham have released a new single and accompanying video ‘Ghost’, from their forthcoming album Fantasize Your Ghost, out on June 5th via Joyful Noise. It’s a joyfully scruffy, messy indie pop, with these beautiful harmonies in the vocals backed by wobbly synths and insistent piano/electronics, with this buzzsaw guitar …

‘Cry All The Time’, the new album from Chicago band romantically named Impulsive Hearts is an instantly adorable release that captures an indie low fi dynamic adorned by brilliantly exotic instrumental flourishes. The album is exemplified by singer Danielle Sines’s gorgeous expressive voice – loaded with yearning and melancholia, melodic and evocative that pours over …

Chicago noise punk duo Djunah released a new single, ‘Animal Kingdom’ (below), on August 21st, and have announced the release of their Kurt Ballou-produced debut album, ‘Ex Voto’, via Triple Eye Industries on November 1st. The band also opened for Ballou’s metalcore band, Converge, and Ohio indie rockers Cloud Nothings at Chicago’s House of Vans …

Chicago Americana/Rock outfit Trickshooter Social Club make the sort of warm, intelligent rock and roll that lumps them in with the likes of Wilco and The Black Keys, although on Boxcar Racer, which we’re delighted to premiere today on Backseat Mafia, there’s also just a whiff of the likes of The Rolling Stones and even …

Following on from his recent ‘Beginning to Fade’ single, In Tall Buildings, aka Chicago songwriter/multi-instrumentalist Erik Hall, has just released a new video for its follow up, ‘Curtain’. Both are taken from his forthcoming album Akinetic, out on 2nd March via Western Vinyl. It’s a mix up of bubbling synth lines and snatches of guitars, …

I love Twin Peaks the TV show more than I love damn fine coffee or the best cherry pie in the Tri-Counties. But there is also Twin Peaks the band, who have been gigging since 2010. The Chicago based garage-band were struggling to balance their three year tour with recording. Rather than commit to a …

Goodbye Tomorrow

Goodbye Tomorrow are a secretive bunch. The anonymous DJ Collective are back, and following their party focused breakthrough “Feelin’ like Jay-z” track from last year, they have taken a darker, more paranoid, turn on their new track “Keep That”. Which is available to stream now ahead of their new “Tunnel Stripe Exit Ramp” EP. If Anonymous …

By Ryan Jameson Weaver And just like that, former Smith Westerns front man Cullen Omori has proven his right.  He has proven not only that he can endure, but that he can continue to embellish his creative spirit with the forthcoming of wherever it takes him. We have seen his predecessors become somewhat of an …

Drum and bass isn’t something that you would normally associate with Cardinal Fuzz or Captcha Records. That’s because Foul Tip aren’t what you would normally associate with that genre, even though they are a Ed Bornstein (Drums & Vocals) and Adam Luksetich (Bass & Vocals). Foul Tip are actually an interesting duo who manage to coax more …