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Tara Jane O’Neil released a new LP, playing The Burlington w/ Spires That in the Sunset Rise & Parlour

Singer-songwriter and former Rodan member Tara Jane O'Neil welcomed her first solo album in five-years, entitled Where Shine New Lights, in January via Kranky Records...

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Kranky Records announce 20th anniversary shows (Grouper, Stars of the Lid, Tim Hecker, Lichens & more)

Innovative Chicago label Kranky Records are celebrating their 20th anniversary this winter with a series of hometown shows. The series features Grouper, Stars of the Lid with the Wordless Music Orchestra, Tim Hecker, Lichens, and many more...

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take a listen to Disappears’ new single “Power” (song stream)

As we just told you, Disappears have a new record, called Era, coming out on August 27 via Kranky. The album was recorded, who frontman Brian Case had worked with while in 90 Day Men, at Electrical Audio in January...

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Implodes releasing new LP (MP3), playing The Burlington and Empty Bottle

DOWNLOAD: Implodes - "Scattered in the Wind" (MP3)

Chicago quartet Implodes are set to release the follow-up to their 2011 debut LP Black Earth on April 1 via Kranky...

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Felix are releasing ‘Oh Holy Molar;’ touring w/ Yann Tierson

DOWNLOAD: Felix - "Oh Thee 73" (MP3)

UK chamber-pop trio Felix are set to release their sophomore LP, Oh Holy Molar, on April 23 via Chicago's own Kranky Records...

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Disappears & Lotus Plaza kicked off their tour @ LH (pics)

Last night (Friday, April 13), Disappears and Lotus Plaza (aka Lockett Pundt of Deerhunter) kicked off their spring North American tour with a packed show at Lincoln Hall...

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Disappears announce tour w/ Lotus Plaza (LH included)

Disappears @ Cake Shop in July (NYC) (more by BBG)

As mentioned, Disappears are set to release their new LP, Pre Language, on March 1st via Kranky...

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a new Disappears MP3 & LP details; check out E+

DOWNLOAD: Disappears - "Replicate" (MP3)

Disappears are set to release their new LP, Pre Language, on March 1st via Kranky. The album marks the first studio material that new-ish drummer Steve Shelly is featured on...

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Disappears recording a new LP, playing Empty Bottle on NYE

Disappears @ A.V. Fest (more by Matt Ziegler)

We're happy to say that according to Sonic Youth's blog, Chicago's own Disappears (who they now share a drummer with) are at work on a new album due out in 2012...

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3 Chicago labels named in Billboard’s top 50 Independent!

Billboard has named HoZac, Drag City, Kranky, and Jagjaguwar in its top 50 independent US labels list.

Check out a blurb about each, directly below...

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