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Sandra Song

ALBUM REVIEW: The Pharmacy “Spells”

Keeping the Old Flame/Burger Records ethos of bratty, summer-loving bliss alive, The Pharmacy times the release of their brand new album to perfectly coincide with the wind down of the dog days of summer. Aptly titled Spells, it’s a hypnotic,...

EP REVIEW: Hugh “I Can’t Figure You Out”

Southwark’s been knocking it out of the park lately with a glut of pearly pop-loving jams and London-based quartet Hugh is continuing the trend with their debut EP I Can’t Figure You Out. Filled with enchanting, sugar-sweet tunes that...

TRACK OF THE WEEK: Museum of Love “In Infancy”

Decade-defying, dance-inducing electronic music has always been LCD Soundsystem’s signature calling card and it’s an ethos that obviously extends to the latest collaborative project from founding member Pat Mahoney and The Juan MacLean’s Dennis McNany. Dubbed Museum of Love,...

FLASHBACK FRIDAY: Giorgio Moroder “From Here to Eternity”

In honor of legendary super-producer Giorgio Moroder’s first solo track in 22 years (thanks to the fabulous Adult Swim series, no less), we put on our finest polyester pants and creepiest pornstaches to revisit his seminal 1977 album From...

TRACK OF THE WEEK: White Arrows “Leave It Alone”

Take some (Gary) glitter and mix it with a touch of West Coast spiritualism and you’ve got White Arrows’ latest track, “Leave It Alone.” You can tell the psych-pop quintet is from Los Angeles from the sheer amount of dreamy...

LIVE REVIEW: Chad VanGaalen @ The Empty Bottle, Chicago

With his Lynchian aesthetic and fondness for romanticized macabre, Albertan singer-songwriter Chad VanGaalen performed a simultaneously tender and surreal set to a buzzy crowd at Chicago’s Empty Bottle last Thursday. On tour with fellow Canadians COUSINS and Bry Webb...

LIVE REVIEW: Sonic Celluloid’s static & shimmer on Chicago’s North Shore

  Misty seas, microscopic slides and mannequin shots dominated this year’s Sonic Celluloid showcase at Northwestern University’s Evanston campus last Friday night. Well-attended by students and community members alike, Sonic Celluloid is now celebrating its twelfth year as one...