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Eryn Allen Kane – “Piano Song”

posted by Oscar November 10, 2015

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Eryn Allen Kane has released a new track, delivered via BET’s Being Mary Jane. This song is as beautiful as you would expect from EAK, starting off with a wonderful piano accompaniment to her solo voice that soon ushers in an oh-so-very-cool trumpeting part before flourishing into this big, ever-ascending  and glorious outtro.

The track features a lot of Chicago artists providing support, with Will Miller serving as co-writer along with providing horns, Marrow’s Macie Stewart and Lane Beckstrom playing piano and bass, respectively, and Peter Manheim on drums. The song was co-produced by Kane, Miller, and Liam Kazar (also of Marrow).

I’ve already heard it five times during the time I’m writing this; it doesn’t usually take me this long, but this one’s justified because when you hear “Piano Song” you’ll also realize that all you’ll want to do is devote your complete attention to it. In my most humbled opinion I have to say, Eryn is the best voice out there.

Listen to “Piano Song” below. Continue Reading

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New Project: Donnie Trumpet & The Social Experiment – ‘Surf’

posted by Oscar May 28, 2015

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It’s finally here… The long wait for new project Surf, from Donnie Trumpet & The Social Experiment (the band which includes Chance The Rapper) is over with the official release just minutes ago. It’s the first free release ever on the digital music store.

Get it for FREE now on iTunes.

Hit the jump to see the track list and to stream Surf. Continue Reading

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Video: Tweedy – “Low-Key”

posted by Oscar September 26, 2014

Indie Folk Rock band, Tweedy has released their new visuals for their song “Low Key.” The song is a wonderful composition that build on its title with a cool, laid-back sound very much in the style of Wilco, but it’s the visuals that will get all of the compliments.

This clip definitely deserves a view or two thanks to its classic approach to production, looking as if it were released back when everybody made interesting and entertaining music videos. This is a very “Chicago” affair with the father-son duo trying to rack up some sales of Sukirae by walking around the Windy City, door-to-door, and coming across some interesting characters. The Chicago connections include directorial work by Nick Offerman plus visits to the doors of Chance The Rapper, Mavis Staples, and Liam Cunningham (Marrow; also plays on the road with Tweedy). Other cameos include Conan with Andy Richter and comedian John Hodgman as the executive at “Big Record Label” and Michael Shannon as his assistant.

Fronted by Wilco’s Jeff Tweedy and featuring his son Spencer on drums, Tweedy’s debut album, Sukirae dropped earlier this month; get it here.

(CoS)

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The Music Vox Presents: Block 2 Block with Marrow

posted by Alberto September 9, 2014

MarrowVocalo’s The Music Vox caught up with Marrow’s Macie and Liam to talk about the neighborhoods they grew up in, Mayfair and Old Irving Park. They give us some of their childhood stories, some of their early musical influences, good spots to eat at and much more. I’m going to have to check out Smoke real soon. Listen to the full episode of Block 2 Block featuring Marrow below.  Continue Reading

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Video: Tweedy – “Summer Noon” Live on ‘Tonight Show’

posted by Oscar July 25, 2014

Jeff Tweedy of Wilco has been making the rounds to build the hype towards the release of his new side project, his band Tweedy, which he formed with son Spencer. Last night the band went on The Tonight Show to play a couple of tracks including “Summer Noon” and the web exclusive, “High As Hello.”

While the music is cool all in itself (“Summer Noon” would be a great Wilco track all on its own), it’s also great to point out our dude, Liam Cunningham (Kids These Days, Marrow) has been performing with the band and was part of the performances from last night. Continue Reading

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Recap: Marrow Live at Schubas

posted by Oscar December 20, 2013

Last night, (12/19/13) Marrow played a sold-out show at Chicago’s Schubas Tavern to usher in a new era for former Kids These Days members Liam Cunningham, Macie Stewart, Lane Beckstrom plus new drummer Matt Carroll. The young band was celebrating the release of their new EP, Two, with a little help from Lamp and Passerines who served as openers.
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Video: Marrow – “Two”

posted by Oscar December 5, 2013

Marrow, the band that was formed by former Kids These Days members Liam Cunningham, Macie Stewart and Lane Beckstrom (plus Matt Carroll), has finally released their latest material. The song is called “Two” and it comes accompanied with a set of visuals directed/shot/edited by Austin Vesely. The music itself is fantastic. The short film is divided in two parts, the first featuring Liam on vocals playing a Wilco-esque track and a guitar + keys riff that instantly gets stuck in your head, the second being a little more somber and KTD-esque with Macie on vocals.

I have to say, I’m really enjoying the reincarnation of one of my favorite local bands and I can’t wait to see what they offer live.

*Special shout-out to Cindy at Piggly Wiggly.

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Video: Marrow – TWO (Teaser)

posted by Oscar October 28, 2013

Earlier today newly-formed band Marrow released a teaser for their latest project, an EP suitably titled TWO. Marrow was formed by former Kids These Days members Liam Cunningham (guitar and vocals), Macie Stewart (keys and vocals) and Lane Beckstrom (bass), adding Matt Carroll on drums. While the young members of that Chicago band had reached an impressive level of success (performing at Lollapalooza 2011 and on Conan) and critical acclaim across all sorts of media (+ being genuine POD favorites) KTD broke up earlier this year, leaving us fans anxious to hear whatever it is the reincarnations of this band’s now former members would go on to release.

In the clip you see above, we get a behind the scenes look at the band convening in a basement to work and let their creativity flow. Knowing well enough what this group of musicians was able to do in their last band, I can’t help but be excited to hear what they have in store for us next.

The band will be having their first ever headlining show on December 19 at Schubas, the same day TWO is due out (digitally and on vinyl). Tix are $10 and it’s 18+, but all ages below 18 admitted if you come with a parent (and you’ll get a free Marrow t-shirt). Passerines and Lamp will also be on the bill.