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Project Diem brings dreamy synth-pop to Alphaville, 12.13

Project Diem offers a different vision of the synth-pop aesthetic, one of lush melodies countered by delicate synths and soulful vocals. Refreshingly, the vocals are left relatively untouched by reverb and are left to deliver themselves earnestly. The duo works to combine a synth-driven sensibility with an emotional quality that is both raw yet approachable. The "mid-fi" production gives voice to a youthful and surprisingly catchy angst, one that blends in with the changing seasons and failed relationships. Make sure to check out Project Diem at Alphaville, 12.13. - Amanda Ogea





Wei Zhongle

Wei Zhongle is preparing to release their album, The Operators, on January 26th vie Self Sabotage. The band has evolved over the years but has always been led by guitarist and vocalist Rob Jacobs. Accompanying him on this album are original member John McCowen and new comers Pat Keen (Ramp Local) and Phil Sudderberg.

Below is the album’s first single, “On Its Way”.

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Hood Smoke "Depending on the Fool"

Hood Smoke has released a video for their single “Depending on the Fool” from forthcoming LP, Cannonball Porch. The simple yet beautiful video was directed by Nick Flandro.

Cannonball Porch will be released on February 23rd.

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Skyd "Cheat Codes"

Skyd is the duo of Derek Boyle and Skyler Nicole. Earlier in the Fall they released they debut album All You Get. Below is the video for their single “Cheat Codes”.

You can catch Skyd at BaseCamp Pub & Eatery in Lisle on December 29th.

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Warm Body release new track "Cold Summer" + plays Sunnyvale on 12/21

Releasing music under the moniker Warm Body, psychedelic rocker Ryan Foster creates a lyrics heavy long-form pop that says true to the beat.  Recent single release “Cold Summer” is a plodding, mid-tempo track where layers of twangy, bended electric guitars move the progression forward, while the story of existential worry regarding interpersonal relationships unfolds.  “Do be kind my love - I'm just fine with silence - and aren't we all just dreaming anyway? Waiting for a better situation.”  Multi-layered vocal harmonies create a swirling, trippy sensation, while still managing to evoke pop classics like The Turtles “Happy Together,” or the more arranged tracks by Elliott Smith.  Clocking in at a full five minutes, the track ultimately develops beyond simpler pop song boundaries, moving deeper into a psych-jam realm.  Warm Body plays Sunnyvale on 12/21. - Dave Cromwell

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