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Jacob on the Moon “Surface"

Jacob on the Moon has released two outstanding singles, “Surface” and “Again”, over the last couple of weeks building to a debut EP later this summer. His brand of Chill Bedroom Pop is perfect for warm Chicago summer’s filled with beaches, backyards, and strolling down sidewalks.

Sho releases soaring debut single "Planet Hurt"

Sho Ishikura makes their recorded debut with the single "Planet Hurt", an R&B ballad in the vein of artists like Prince, with Ishikura's soulful voice harmonizing over a seductive beat delivering lyrics such as "She gets me wet like a newborn." When Ishikura shared the song with fellow songwriters at an ASCAP workshop a couple of years ago, industry folks and other artists showed hesitation at the subject matter. However, a substantial amount of people were intrigued by Ishikura's tune, creating a sense of controversy that helped create some buzz for it. The uproar of "Planet Hurt" -- a track which blends pleasure with pain, light with dark --  makes it a piece of work worth your ears' attention, so that you can form your own opinion about it. Take a listen to "Planet Hurt" below. - Will Sisskind

Ajani Jones "Dragonfly" Listening Party Tonight @ Chop Shop (7/15)

Ajani Jones is hosting a listening party for his debut full-length album Dragonfly tonight, July 15th, at Chop Shop.

The album, which is being released by Closed Sessions, is officially out tomorrow, July 16th, and first two singles, “Lucid” and “Pluto”, can be streamed below.

The album will feature contributions from Jack Red, Shao Doja, and Iris Temple.

Gerund on Pallet Sessions

Pallet Sessions released a video this morning of their session with Gerund. This is noisy rock trio of Lee Ketch (bass, vocals), Connor Boyle (drums, vocals), and Calvin Fredrickson (guitar, vocals). The song they perform is called “Gently Down The Stream” and is a great sign of what is come from Gerund and this recording session.

You can catch Gerund at D.C. Torium opening for Lardo and The Rutabega on August 24th.

Krust Toons: "Storm Area 51" by Tedd Hazard

Krust Toons: "Storm Area 51" by Tedd Hazard - please feel free to drop him a line at teddandthehazards@gmail.com if you dig or have any funny ideas. You can also check out more of his illustrations and animation shorts HERE.

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