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Lucid Dreams by Otis the Great

Chicago-based beatmaker Otis the Great's twenty-two track opus is very aptly titled. The album, Lucid Dreams, lives up to its name. It sprawls across an entire history of music, combining funk, R&B, soul, j...

He Flies by Kent McDaniel

He Flies, the latest offering from bluesman Kent McDaniel, is a record with deep Illinois roots; a satisfying combination of big city blues and down state giddy up. It's perfect music for stuffing your face at Pequod's or taking a road trip towards whiskey country.

Basement Dwelling: Humanz by Gorillaz

It’s bothersome to hear people talk about Gorillaz. Sure, Gorillaz are a widely loved and celebrated act, and they have been for nearly 20 years now. But one of their greatest strengths is also one of their big...

Stay Satisfied by The Bingers

As if sharing marquees with the likes of Dick Dale, Jack Oblivian, and Swami John Reis wasn't enough to cement their role as Chicago's premiere surf band, The Bingers have returned with even more fuzzed-out gar...

Primordial by Gay Neighbors

Originally hailing from Bloomington-Normal, Illinois, Gay Neighbors is a four piece psych rock band that now calls Chicago their home. Encountering them for the first time at Reverberation Records (their offici...

Land of Make-Believe by Eric Gaffney

We've been fans of Eric Gaffney's for years now, since the days of Sebadoh and beyond. We were pretty excited to see 2016 herald his return to 12" vinyl with a release that is sure to impress both die-hard fans...