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Video: Whitney – “No Matter Where We Go”

posted by Oscar May 24, 2016

One of our favorite Chicago bands, Whitney have released their new single”No Matter Where We Go” and its accompanying video. The visuals were directed by Alan Del Rio Ortiz and in it we see clips of couples in a sweet embrace in the most intimate of settings, cut in with shots of the band performing the upbeat jam. Also, is that Marrow’s Macie Stewart and Lane Beckstrom I spot here?

Their new album Light Upon the Lake will come out next week June 3, on Secretly Canadian.

Whitney will embark on their first major U.S. headline tour this summer in support of Light Upon the Lake. A full list of dates is below with more to be announced soon. Continue Reading

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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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Album Stream: Marrow – “The Gold Standard” 

posted by Alberto August 27, 2015

Longtime POD favorite Marrow are finally rolling out their debut LP, The Gold Standard, next week on September 4th. The Chicago band teamed up with the New York Times to give their fans an early listen of the 11-track project. So click HERE and enjoy the new project from one of our favorite bands. You won’t be disappointed. 

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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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Marrow – “The Gold Standard”

posted by Oscar May 28, 2015

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POD favorites Marrow have released the title track off their forthcoming album The Gold Standard. The new track is a somber slow-churner, that builds excellently with bigger guitar parts and hard-thumping drums. This instantly made me think of Led Zeppelin’s “Since I’ve Been Loving,” except “The Gold Standard” is a bit less of a Blues epic.

According to guitarist Liam Kazar, the song is loosely inspired by Botticelli’s “The Birth of Venus” saying:

“I remember seeing that painting in high school and thinking it seemed so honest and pure… I fell in the love with it. ‘The Gold Standard’ was our small attempt at creating something as true as that painting. It was one of the first songs we recorded for the record and is also one of the only songs that had all four of us in the same room, playing at once, with no click and no splicing together of takes.”

Hear the track below. Continue Reading

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Video: Marrow – “Paulson”

posted by Oscar April 17, 2015

POD favorites Austin Vesely and Marrow connected once again for the new visuals for the latter’s song, “Paulson.” The visuals are utterly ridiculous in the best way possible. The VHS-ready video follows the band in a battle with demented forest kids on a quest to take ’em down one by one.

It’s like if Wes Anderson tried to do a Horror short film. Praises to Mr. Vesely for yet another memorable video. Check it out above.


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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Dopest Things We Saw at SXSW ’14

posted by Oscar March 21, 2014

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SXSW is quickly becoming one of our favorite music festivals thanks to all the artists, genres, and industry players that hit Austin, TX for a week every year. For our second time down in ATX for this great festival, we saw shows from artists we know from Chicago like ShowYouSuck and Marrow, mainstream acts like Earl Sweatshirt and Future, to acts we’d never heard of before but genuinely enjoyed discovering like Chocolate Tiger and others. Of all the great things and dope shows we came across last week in Texas, here are the dopest things we saw (*in no particularly ranked order) at SXSW ’14. 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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