Tag: Chicago

Secret Colours Tease New Album With Pair of Hazy Songs

Apparently Chicago has something called a “pyschedelic-newgaze” scene, and though the size or scope of that scene isn’t really clear, the term is certainly an apt description of Secret Colours, a band that would have to be a primary anchor of any such scene. The group pairs a classic swirling psychedelia with bright elements of ’90s Brit-pop  for a sound…

Chicago trio California Wives gives away 'Purple' from forthcoming debut LP

There’s always room for jangling, wistful indie-pop, and California Wives does a fine job of it on the band’s forthcoming full-length debut, “Art History.” The Chicago trio self-released an EP last year, before reconvening to record tunes like “Purple” — a song that builds to epic proportions thanks to a jittery, propulsive beat, cranked-up guitars and singer Jayson Kramer’s yearning vocals.…