A psych-wave quartet in a polygamist marriage with new-wave synths, fuzzed out guitars and big beats. New sounds from old circuits for your daily bread and circus. Released a new album “Dress For The Future” on 8/5 with lead singles “Madness” and “Graveyard Thinker.”
Playing at the intersection of indie rock and folk and hailing from Saint Paul, MN, Gentlemen Speaker released a self-titled album in 2019 and a sophomore album “The Well Between Continents” in fall of 2021. They’ve hit the road with their contingent of Tim Brecht – Lead Vocals, Guitar, Adam Fekete – Vocals, Guitar, Brian Nanoff – Bass, and Don Lavis – Drums.
Side Hug formed in 2017, when three of the four members met while scooping ice cream on the North Side of Chicago. During a cold winter, when the ice cream shop was closed, the band recorded some of their first pop-tinged folk songs. Those songs later appeared on “Also,” their first EP. Two years later, with the addition of a fourth member, Side Hug took on a dreamier sound with their second EP “Wasted Summer” – evoking the nostalgia of a blazing and heartbroken Chicago summer.
Their newest single “Conversations” – featuring Lyd Landor (vocals/guitar), Allan Cardenas (lead guitar), Yuda Goldbloom (bass), and Christian Ovalle (drums) – continues to embrace themes of unrequited love, adding layers of grit to their sentimental sound. Where the band’s name hints at awkwardness, these boys bring a sound that’s anything but.
Side Hug has played with acts such as Jungle Giants, Tallies, and Chicago locals Beach Bunny.
ALMOST THERE BUT NOT REALLY
“Latnix indie from the South Side playing sad songs with chimey Fender guitars and ambient trails