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Ausar "Vanity" ft. femdot.

Emcee and Producer Ausar has released a new single called "Vanity". This track features fellow Chicagoan femdot. and this is not the first time these two have connected on a track.

"Vanity" finds the duo proclaiming their dominance over the scene and life in general, but can it be considered vanity if it is true?


Lightleak "Sympathetic Vibration"

Lightleak has released visuals for the latest single, "Sympathetic Vibration", from his forthcoming album, Tender Fits, which is due on out November 12 via Model Love Songs.

This single features Dustin Currier (aka Lightleak) on Voice, guitars, Wurlitzer, synthesizer, loops, cabasa, Vivian McConnell (aka V.V. Lightbody) on backing Vocals, Ben Grigg (of Geronimo!) on Trumpet, and Logan Bloom on Trombone.

You can catch Lightleak at Sleeping Village on January 27th with Trace Mountains.

Photo by Emily Dupree


Background Character "MK Ultra Lord"

Background Character have released the first single, "MK Ultra Lord", from their forthcoming sophomore album, I Can See the Future, which is due out on November 20th.

You can help the duo celebrate the new album on November 20th at Downstairs (at Subt) with The Off Days, OK Cool, and Salt Creek.


Nequient "Collective Punishment"

D-Beat thrashers Nequient are back with a new EP called "Collective Punishment". This four song collection features two previously unreleased songs, "Collective Punishment" and "Strange Death of Kings", and two pounding live recordings.

You can catch Nequient at Reggie's on December 4th as part of the Peace Simulation Midwest Pop Up.


Album Premiere: AM Higgins 'Hymning'

We are honored to be able to premiere the debut album, Hymning, from Chicago native Annie Toth (aka AM Higgins).

The gorgeous Folk Pop album works to document the first few years of Toth's journey leaving Chicago for her current home in France. The album's latest single, "Anchors", was released last month and is accompanied by the video below.

For this project Toth is joined by Jason Toth (The Handsome Family, Daniel Knox) on drums and Joshua Dumas (Mending) on electronics.

Hymning is officially out tomorrow, November 5th, via the French label Victorialand.


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