Roasting and promoting espresso is not the one means Ben Crowell, founding father of Glassworks Espresso, can do a quantity in your nerves. His band Sheet Ghosts specialise in lush, synth-heavy, rock-adjacent soundtracks for imaginary horror movies. Final October they gave away an album obtain with orders of a seasonal mix, and this Friday, October 23, they’re releasing the EP Did It Ever Occur? on File 13 Information (albeit extra conventionally, with no espresso). Crowell has constructed a crew of fellow spirits—together with former Swans percussionist Thor Harris, Three Mile Pilot and Black Coronary heart Procession entrance man Pall Jenkins, and File 13 honcho Justin Sinkovich—to imbue tracks equivalent to “Nothing however the Evening” with eerie, pulsing resonances.
On their boisterously bumping third LP, Keeper of the Void, self-described Chicago “doom funk” crew Gramps the Vamp say they’ve left the identified musical universe. Chief Maxx McGathey explains that the LP’s ten songs are “glimpses into completely different dimensions and galaxies, telling tales of unusual and unknown phenomena that solely the creativeness can reveal.” People, please say hello to Solar Ra in your means again! The album comes out Friday, October 23, and final week the band dropped a crazy, Svengoolie-ready video for non-album single “The Bardo Bash.”
On Friday, October 23, the Interior-Metropolis Muslim Motion Community will launch This Love Factor, the primary collaborative album from IMAN govt director Rami Nashashibi, who lives in Chicago, and Buffalo-based artist and activist Drea d’Nur. Nashashibi performs guitar and d’Nur sings lead, and the album additionally options visitors equivalent to oud participant Ronnie Malley, rapper Brother Ali, singer-rapper Maimouna Youssef, and Chicago’s Trinity United Church of Christ’s Sanctuary Choir. Louisville councilman-elect and rapper Jecorey “1200” Arthur seems on early single “Mama Please,” a slow-boiling, soulful tribute to George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, and different victims of police violence—its video additionally advocates for the passage of Cariol’s Regulation, which might require cops to intervene to cease police brutality and defend them from retaliation after they do. v
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