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Jeff Swanson & Case-fitter "Färvel"

Jeff Swanson & Case-fitter has released a second single, "Färvel", from their forthcoming album, Fathoms, which will be released on February 28th via Bace Records.

Swanson, an accomplished jazz guitarist, is joined by Paul Bedal on keyboards, Matt Ulery on electric bass, Greg Artry on Drums and percussion with Dustin Laurenzi on Tenor Saxophone and Greg Ward on Alto Saxophone for this project.

You can catch Jeff Swanson & Case-fitter on March 1st at Sleeping Village with Miss Remember and the Stu Mindeman/Juan Pastor Duo.

SiP "Leos Naturals"

SiP (aka Jimmy Lacy) is preparing release a new album called Leos Naturals on April 24th via Not Not Fun Records.

SiP is blend of ambient lounge music and deep space grooves, and you can currently hear three of the album's tracks below including our favorite "Chicago Dream Center".

LA-based collective releases compilation ode to Green Day's "Insomniac"

Alex Johnson of power pop project Why Dogs Why has collected a mass group of indie and DIY friends to celebrate 25 years since Green Day released Insomniac, one of the band's seminal albums. The compilation record, Jesus Christ Supermarket: A Compilation to Celebrate 25 Years of Green Day’s Insomniac, contains covers of every song on Green Day's 1994 record, including The Rare Occasions covering "Armatage Shanks", Cheekface taking on "Walking Contradiction", and Kid Carrion mixing up "Brain Stew". Folks outside of LA take on some tracks as well, including Tulsa-based Team Chino's take on "Jaded". Take a listen to the compilation album below, and enjoy one of Green Day's best all over again. - Will Sisskind

Roost debuts groovy post-punk record "Basic Phases"

Back in December of last year, an artist from Burlington, Vermont called Roost released a groovy post-punk record titled Basic Phases. The album kicks off with the dance track “Developments,” which fuses brilliantly the gritty spirit of punk with the gloss of electronica. The album’s second track “Winners” has a lounge feel to it that is sharpened by a spitfire drum rhythm that never lets up. The dance theme continues with “New Face” as the song sends out colorful retro vibes that are quite infectious; Roost’s vocals are entrancing, and the sustained synth notes rich. “Gated Beach Community” closes out the ride at a similar pace than the previous track, and you are free to start the EP all over again. Roost is having a good time, and it shows; the record is delicious 20th century decadence with a pinch of today. Stream the new album below, New England. - Rene Cobar

Young Man In A Hurry "Give Me Patience"

Young Man In A Hurry has released the first single, "Give Me Patience", from their forthcoming debut full-length, Jarvis, which is due out March 27th.

This is the project fronted by longtime Chicago Music Scene supporter and contributor Matt Baron along with Meyer Horn, Nick Harris and Teddy Rankin-Parker.

Baron has this to say about "Give Me Patience";  "This song poured out in a few short minutes, about wanting things to be different even though I worked so hard to get to where I was at that moment. Though so much in my life has changed, the central message of the song’s refrain applies to me as much today as ever."

You can help YMIAH celebrate the release of the album on March 28th at Schubas.

 

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