Advance Base (Chicago, IL)
Advance Base is new music by Casiotone for the Painfully Alone mastermind Owen Ashworth. Under his new moniker, Ashworth conjures dreamy waltzes, heavy-hearted ballads & electropop-styled torch songs from antiquated instruments such as Rhodes electric pianos, Omnichords, Wurlitzer rhythm boxes, & samplers.
Advance Base songs deal with deceased racehorses, estranged siblings, hard feelings, & all things long lost. A Shut-In's Prayer, the debut album from Advance Base, was number 19 on MOJO Magazine's Best Albums of 2012 list.
The World Is In A Bad Fix Everywhere, an EP of early 20th century gospel music composed by Washington Phillips, was released June 25, 2013. The Chicago Reader includedThe World Is In A Bad Fix Everywhere on its Best of Chicago 2013 list. An EP of Magnetic Fields covers calledTomorrow's Homes Today was released later that year as a limited edition cassette, & went out of print almost immediately.
Advance Base released a digital mixtape of compilation tracks & rarities called Plastic Owen Band on November 3, 2014.Nephew in the Wild, a new album of original material, was released August 21, 2015 by Orindal (US/AQ) & Tomlab (EU/UK). PopMatters namedNephew in the Wild the #1 Indie Pop album of 2015.
Hunter Dragon (St. Louis)
Hunter Dragon(HD) was born in Belleville, IL raised in St.Louis, MO. HD moved to Denver, CO for 12 years where he played countless house shows and was an active part of the DIY community as well as co-founder of a cassette tape label Tinyamp Records. HD studied Audio Production at Webster University and has a deep love for St.Louis style pizza.
From a Cloud
The work of Todd Anderson (formerly known as I Could Sleep in the Clouds)
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