Kevin Rieg's Many Places will be following up their excellent debut LP, Another Oath, with a new EP, titled Home + Departed, on February 12 via local label Tandem Shop Records. In search of a bigger sound, Rieg and co. headed to Humboldt Park studio Minbal to track the album, but it's no less intimate than their self-recorded Another Oath. The rich-voiced frontman howls over raw-yet-full accompaniment, reminding me of exactly why their debut frequently makes its way into my rotation. You can take a listen to Home + Departed in its entirety (via Chicago Reader) at the bottom of this post.

Many Places don't have any upcoming local shows at the moment, but I doubt it'll be all that long before they announce some. They'll also be heading to SXSW in Austin, TX in March.

A complete stream of Many Places' forthcoming Home + Departed EP is below...

Many Places -- Home + Departed EP