By Allison Lapinski Exit Zine is a tape compilation and zine that brought together musicians from Chicago and the West Coast on the recent debut release. DePaul student and music journalist Avery Luke is the curator of the compilation. Her inspiration for this project was the 90s-era label Sarah Records, “because they did an interesting format where they released a hundred compilation records from small indie bands in the UK." Luke commented, "they did a … Continue reading Exit Zine and Tape Compilation Drops to Bandcamp
By: Allison Lapinski Have you ever heard the first few chords of a song and immediately known that you’d love a band’s entire discography? This was the case upon my first listen of “Debutante,” a song from the Australian band Olivia’s World. There are a lot of things that I find intriguing, fresh, and simply fun to listen to about this band. Comprised of Alice Rezende, Tina Agic, Joe Saxby, and Ben Napier, the quartet’s … Continue reading Olivia’s World Releases new EP “Tuff 2B Tender” and More with Alice Rezende
by Jason McCullum One of the greatest parts of moving to Chicago has been the ease of exposure to new music. Just about everyone I interact with lately can offer up an artist or band that I have likely never been exposed to. While these recommendations are not always mind-blowing, most of the time they offer at least one defining quality that helps broaden my scope of music being made in the now. Enter El Michels … Continue reading El Michels Affair’s “Yeti Season:” A Modern Exploration of Genre Fusion
by Jason McCullum Phoebe Bridgers is responsible for aiding many music fans through a grim 2020. After an impressive slew of releases throughout the back half of the 2010s, Bridgers released Punisher last June to widespread acclaim, quickly becoming one of the most talked about individuals in the music industry. One of her biggest announcements from last year that flew under the radar was the unveiling of her independent record label, Saddest Factory Records. Despite … Continue reading Claud’s “Super Monster” is a Blissfully Melancholic Spring LP
It is Bandcamp Friday, and you (better) know what that means— all proceeds of today’s sales on the platform will go to the musicians. Considering that we are now approaching a year of living under the pandemic, if you can spare the extra cash, now would be the perfect time to show the bands you love how much you support them. Check out just a few of the handpicked records from the Music Department below: … Continue reading Our Picks for Bandcamp Friday!