The Documentary about KARP is here! If you didn't catch this movie when it came through your town you missed out! Don't worry, it can be yours to have and to hold! Check out a few clips here: http://karplives.com/watch
Both Daniel Knox and Dead Rider make it on the Time Out Chicago best of 2011!! Check out the list here: TIME OUT CHICAGO
Check out the premier of Dead Riders new video HEREHERE
The reviews for the new Daniel Knox keep rolling in, here are a few select ones to check out.
Also, check out the album trailer here:
New Press Quotes:
"..haunting debut, which brings misanthropes and misfits to life with dry wit and offbeat details."
-Mother Jones Review (May/June 2011)
"He is a crooner, a commentator, and marvelous storyteller.....Knox is a special talent and a truly gifted singer/songwriter."
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"Knox is deft in the language of misanthropy, a gleeful villain...a fascinating little gem of a record... a careful discourse on genre, intelligently wrought by a skillful artist."
-Windy City Rock
"..haunting and direct and painful and smells vaguely of poison.."
We are running a special mail order only price of 10.98 ($4 off!) for the LP and 9.98 ($3 off) for the CD plus shipping.
This sale only runs for the next 7 days order it now!
NPR's Fresh Air ran a great, 40 minute piece on Vic Chesnutt this week and featured songs from the album with interviews of Guy Picciotto and Vic. They talk about the process of recording this album, some of the songs from it, more than we ever knew about Vic's story and even his experience with the US health care system. Well worth listening to.
Read and listen to it here.
The Appleseed Cast joined the Chicago Independent family by signing with Graveface Records, home to Black Moth Super Rainbow, Monster Movie and many more.
Beginning on February 24th 2010, in Norman, OK, The Appleseed Cast will embark on a 26 date tour, playing the two volumes of their classic Low Level Owl album back-to-back, each in its entirety. The band will have a new live album available for sale on this tour, their first release for Graveface.
The Appleseed Castís sprawling two-disc masterpiece found a band shedding its restraints, bucking genre qualifiers and offering up something newly experimental, truly unique and utterly epic. There was little in the bandís spiky and emotional 1998 debut, The End of the Ring Wars, to indicate what was to come and just barely a whiff of the ambient soundscapes and slow-building waves of sound-that-would-be on its 2000 follow-up Mare Vitalis. But since that discernible shift in mood and scope, The Appleseed Cast has continued to nurture and cultivate what was planted back in 2001 with each of their three subsequent releases - Two Conversations, Peregrine and Sagarmatha.
Through the years, The Appleseed Cast has shape-shifted itself as slowly and naturally as a sand dune to become one of the most staid and sonically rewarding bands on the circuit today, an achievement that has earned them throngs of fans the world over. But certainly the band, who have drawn deserved comparisons to such stalwarts as Mogwai, Godspeed You Black Emperor, Spiritualized and Radiohead, began their ever-unpredictable journey into the musical wilds with the astounding wailing crescendos, heartbreaking murmuring guitar tones and gentle ambient rustlings of Low Level Owl, which will continue to stand as one of the cornerstones of the genre, acting as foundation for all the bricks that follow.
One of the most welcome surprises to grace the city of Chicago this year is Hollows. The band quietly took over the loft/basement/garage scene here the last couple months and are planning a full tour including a stop at that clustermelt in Austin this spring to support their debut vinyl-only album on Addenda.
The first pressing is limited to 500 on yellow vinyl and completely kills. Think Raincoats and Shangri-Las raised on horror flicks and bored boyfriends.
Press here in Chicago is solid and we think once they start touring everyone will be dancing to "Do The Scarecrow" soon enough!
The new Dragon Turtle album from La Soc came out last week and people are just getting hip to how central the artwork is to the overall theme of the project.
From the La Soc blog:
"As with the recorded material, the artwork for Almanac was an ambitious affair. While pouring through Robert Smithson books and obsessing with art that evokes a sort of entropy, team turtle decided to create a double helix staircase made up of books, then setting the sculpture on fire, using this as the basis for the cover of the album. Results proved far greater than imagined. The process itself is central to the art."
Now Fader premiered the video for "Island Of Broken Glass" and commentary about the process. Well worth a look and listen.
We've worked with the talented Heather McEntire as a member of Bellafea and Mount Moriah (Tizona Records) for a while now, but now she has joined the Chicago Independent family along with Jenks Miller (Horseback, Mount Moriah, In the Year of the Pig) and Hannah Smith as a record label, Holidays For Quince Records. The label is run out of the trio's stomping grounds in Chapel Hill, North Carolina and focuses on releasing the music around them.
They have releases from Caltrop, Horseback, Jenks Miller, The Curtains of Night, Un Deux Trois, Violet Vector And The Lovely Lovelies and, most recently, Liza Kate.
May 19th was the official release date for Liza Kate's debut full length, Don't Let the Dogs. This record is humbling, beautiful, and essential. She will be touring this October and November with Holopaw and Brown Bird in support of DLTD.
Keep an eye out for more from Holidays For Quince in the new year and keep checking back for updates from Heather, Jenks and Hannah.
Following up on last year's The Hungry Saw, Tindersticks will release a brand new album on February 16th, 2010. In typical Constellation fashion, the album will be available in a custom gatefold paperboard CD package or as a deluxe 180gLP edition that includes a CD copy of the album and a limited-edition poster.
From the Constellation website:
"The new album by Tindersticks picks up where the bandís wonderful return to form on The Hungry Saw (2008) left off. With founding members Stuart Staples (vocals, guitar), David Boutler (keys, vibes) and Neil Fraser (guitar) joined by longtime collaborator Terry Edwards (horns), recent recruit Dan McKinna (bass) and a cast of additional players, Tindersticks deliver a follow up album that brims with similar texture, swinging from exuberance to melancholy and back, with healthy tinges of ĎNorthern Soulí and Staplesí inimitable deadpan voice anchoring the album throughout."
An MP3 is also available on Constellation's website to get a taste of what Stuart Staples and crew have planned for 2010!
Those who embraced the erased conventions of anarcho-punk are probably familiar with Crass' interest in mass culture, but only those who dove into Rimbaud's autobiography may know about his encounter with The Beatles on the Top of the Pops-aping show Ready Steady Go! He entered a contest with the instructions "send us a portrait of the lads, and the lucky winner gets to meet [The Beatles] in front of the cameras," and he actually won the contest. In addition to meeting the band on camera the winner received two albums of his choosing. Rimbaud chose Mingus by Charles Mingus and Shostakovich's first violin concerto. Why might you ask?
From the paperback edition of Shibboleth, Rimbaud's autobiography published by AK Press, page 41:
"I'd chosen the Mingus because I liked it, the Shostakovich because I thought it sounded clever. The real prize would come later when all the young girls who were watching..."
Obviously John Lennon didn't like someone one upping his cheekiness.
Rimbaud continues, "'By 'eck, lad,' John responded, breaking into my reverie, and making a show of reading the sleeve notes, 'you must be one of them there rockers,' turning to the camera and pulling the predictable face."
Maybe this is an early example of the many media pranks Crass would pull in the future, maybe Penny Rimbaud just wanted to be on the tele.
Thanks to Dangerous Minds for the heads up.
Dischord poster children Jawbox, are reuniting for the first time in twelve years--on national late night television no less. Jimmy Fallon (via NBC) will host the band on December 8th. An equally important date to put in your calendar will be November 23rd when the band's own DeSoto records will reissue their seminal album, "For Your Own Special Sweetheart" with three bonus tracks, including a Big Boys cover of the seminal punk ballad "Sound on Sound." Billboard first broke the story but the band will now be featured in December's issue of Alternative Press magazine and on every music website anyone's ever read.
Vic's brand new album, At the Cut has been popping up all over lately as the band prepares to embark on an epic two month tour.
Vic comments on the tour in an interview with the Huffington Post:
"This band is incredible. I'm so honored, I got Guy Picciotto from Fugazi playing on this, and he helped produce it. He's a great icon of rock 'n' roll, one of the best front men who ever lived and now he's playing on my record. He's quite an influential individual so I'm honored. And Silver Mt. Zion is one of the most powerful acts that has ever been. It's very powerful, very heavy, and for me to be able to play with people like this is a boost. You know, Flirted With You All Of My Life is almost a tribute to these guys for saving me."
Amazing reviews pouring in from Spin Magazine, AVclub and Pitchfork all hit the "stands" this week.
Make sure to catch them when they come through your town!
23 Oct- Ottawa ON at Mavericks
24 Oct- Montreal, QC at the Ukrainian Federation
25 Oct- Cambridge/Somerville, MA at the Somerville Theater
26 Oct- New York, NY at the Bowery Ballroom
27 Oct- Brooklyn, NY at the Music Hall of Williamsburg
28 Oct- Philadelphia, PA at the First Unitarian Church
29 Oct- Baltimore, MD at the Ottobar
30 Oct- Washington, DC at the Black Cat
31 Oct- Wilmington, NC at The Soapbox
1 Nov- Atlanta, GA at The Earl
2 Nov- Athens, GA at the 40 Watt Club
4 Nov- Newport, KY at the Southgate House
5 Nov- Chicago, IL at Lincoln Hall
6 Nov- Detroit, MI at the Detroit Institute of Arts
7 Nov- Toronto, ON at Lee's Palace
19 Nov- Minneapolis, MN at the Cedar Cultural Center
20 Nov- Winnipeg, MB at the West End Cultural Centre
21 Nov- Sasktoon, SK at Amigos
22 Nov- Edmonton, AB at McDougall United Church
23 Nov- Calgary, AB at Knox United Church
25 Nov- Victoria, BC at the Lucky Bar
26 Nov- Vancouver, BC at the Red Room
27 Nov- Seattle, WA at the Crocodile
28 Nov- Portland, OR at Mississippi Studios
30 Nov- San Francisco, CA at the Great American Music Hall
1 Dec- Los Angeles, CA at the Echoplex
2 Dec- Tucson, AZ at Club Congress
4 Dec- Denton, TX at Hailey's
5 Dec- Austin, TX at Central Presbyterian Church
Upset the Rhythm has delivered us a new super-group (forgive the play'd expression) with the debut from Former Ghosts. Jamie Stewart from Xiu Xiu, Nika Roza aka Zola Jesus and Freddy Rupert of This Song Is a Mess but So Am I, hooked up to make a super catchy synthpop record. The band has already begun their US tour. And this just in, this title will be available on vinyl November 10th as well!
Chicago's newest rippers Trouble in Mind Records have been getting a ton of wonderful press lately around their first batch of 7" releases. Run by CocoComa members Bill & Lisa Roe (no, this is not nepotism and yes, Bill happens to be our production manager), the label is set to release four 7"s in September by CocoComa, Sonic Chicken 4, White Wires, and Fresh & Onlys. These Goner/ In the Red/ Woodsist/ Dirtnap affiliates will be on tour throughout fall. Buddyhead and the Reader are only the first two tastemakers to report.
Drowned In Sound has posted a wonderfully thorough interview with the owners of Constellation Records , Don and Ian. Of course most people are familiar with the Canadian imprint?s bigger acts-- Godspeed You Black Emperor, Vic Chesnutt, Do Make Say Think, Silver Mount Zion, etc.-- but if you?ve ever wondered how the label got started, what French Canadian Nationalism is all about, how the recording studio Hotel2Tango operates, and how on earth they so meticulously fold all that cardboard you can read the full text of the article (Part One) here .
Alexander Oey's 2006 stunning documentary on Crass, There Is No Authority But Yourself is currently streaming on The Daily Swarm. (And below). For those who don't know, Crass recorded their first album at Southern Studios, and John Loder who ran Southern was instrumental in helping the band to distribute and manufacture for their own record label, Crass Records. This relationship laid the ground work for Southern's subsequent stateside partnership with Dischord. In many ways, Loder and Crass were the godfather's of DIY and political anarcho-punk. Likewise, if it weren't for these people Chicago Independent would never have been born either.
Stay tuned for info on Crass LP's being re-stocked here!
The Fresh Air program ran a feature on the Subhumans and it is available online for streaming or downloading.
"The Subhumans, on the other hand, will remind you why people were knocked out by punk in the first place. They deliver short, sharp shocks of fury and anguish, but like the best of the breed, they're angry in a funny way or funny in an angry way, as when they sing "Mickey Mouse is Dead."
Normally NPR wouldn't be the first place I would look for anarcho-punk, but maybe someone there knows what they're doing. Check out the podcast on NPR's website.
Constellation will release the sixth full length recording by Toronto's Do Make Say Think on October 20th.
Check out a 10 minute preview on stereogum
Here are the dates for the upcoming Do Make Say Think Tour!
09/10 - New York, NY @ Wordless Music Festival (Miller Theatre)
10/22 - London, UK @ Scala
10/23 - Thessaloniki, Greece @ Principal
10/24 - Athens, Greece @ Rodeo
10/25 - Athens, Greece @ Rodeo
10/26 - Leipzig, Germany @ Conne Island
10/27 - Munich, Germany @ Feierwerk
10/28 - Schorndorf, Germany @ Manufaktur
10/29 - SUI Duedingen - Bad Bonn
10/30 - Dijon, France @ Novosonic Festival
10/31 - Paris, France @ Le Maroquinerie
11/01 - Nantes, France @ Soy Festival
11/02 - Toulouse, France Kleo
11/03 - Barcelona, Spain @ Sala Apolo
11/04 - Bilbao, Spain @ Kafe Antzokia
11/05 - Marseille, France @ Montevideo
11/06 - Nancy, France @ L'autre Canal
11/07 - Esch Sur Alzette, Luxembourg @ Kulturfabrik
11/08 - Kortrijk, Belgium @ De Kreujn
11/10 - Hamburg, Germany @ Molotov
11/11 - Malmo, Sweden @ Debaser
11/12 - Linkoping, Sweden @ Herrgarn
11/13 - Oslo, Norway @ John Dee
11/14 - Aarhus, Denmark @ Voxhall
11/15 - Bielefeld, Germany @ Forum
11/16 - Berlin, Germany @ Magnet
11/25 - Montreal, QC @ Sala Rossa
11/26 - Montreal, QC @ Sala Rossa
11/27 - Cambridge, MA @ Middle East
11/28 - Brooklyn, NY @ Music Hall Of Williamsburg
11/30 - Philadelphia, PA @ First Unitarian Church
12/01 - Washington, DC @ Rock and Roll Hotel
12/02 - Pittsburgh, PA @ Brillobox
12/03 - Pontiac, MI @ Crofoot Ballroom
12/04 - Chicago, IL @ Schubas Tavern
ATP Recordings is now part of the Chicago Independent Distribution family of exclusive labels. Not only do they have an incredible back catalog that we will be distributing, but the list of upcoming releases from the label is outstanding. New releases from Sleepy Sun, Fuck Buttons and Apse just to name a few.
Past releases include:
...and more, more, more!
NPR is streaming Mount Eerie's Wind's Poem right now for an exclusive preview of the album. The album comes out August 18th on both CD and LP.
Mount Eerie - Wind's Poem
It's only been a few months since the release of the self-titles debut from Montreal-based band Clues, but great reviews of the album have been coming in left and right.
"On their startling, intricate debut, Montreal's Clues enter the alternate universe of the Flaming Lips for a blast of contemporary underground pop driven by angular arrangements and gritty noise. Sudden and unexpected, Clues lead listeners on in a glorious way."
"The LP sparkles...From start to finish, Clues packs in surprises...' In The Dream' is delightfully unsettling and mysterious, and 'Perfect Fit' is a mini schizophrenic symphony with constantly changing tempos."
"But in my mind this is one of the most important albums of the decade and demands the attention of anyone who is remotely interested in music. 10.0"
- WELISTENFORYOU (First-ever 10.0 rating!)
"Each track on Clues presents something new and different, ever-shifting slightly in tone and style: bespoke and hand-wrought with emphatic care, yet each bearing the unmistakable loops and whorls of their gifted craftsmen."
"Clues can do no wrong. Their eponymous album is a reflection of just that, their ability to create a palette of music that is reminiscent of early Unicorns, employing abrupt changes in a mosaic of instrumentation. Much of Clues album is like throwing a rhythmic gymnast into North Korea's Demilitarized Zone. Several moments consist of elegant leaps and graceful spins but ultimately there is satisfaction to be found in the rain of bloody mist that ensues after a tragic misstep."
- CA VA COOL
Chicago Independent Distribution is excited to reissue these classic albums from nomeansno through the band?s own label, Wrong Records. Originally released on underground labels such as Virus, Alternative Tentacles and Wrong, these five albums span twenty years and touch on almost everything post-punk from free jazz to hardcore while laying the groundwork for math rock.
WRONG34CD "small parts isolated and destroyed"
Yes Sir I Will, Stations of the Crass, Best Before 1984, Christ The Album are available on LP.
Penis Envy, Stations of the Crass, Christ The Album are available on CD.
This is it until the repress later this year, so call your rep to restock.
Recently the band from Nottingham toured North America in unique venues across the continent. Anyone who saw the performances knows how special the band can be in a live setting.
Luckily the people at Pitchfork.tv captured Tindersticks' performance at the Brooklyn Masonic Temple for everyone who missed the tour or for those of us who would like to relive the experience.
Clues' self-titled album on Constellation comes out today.
The launch show in Montreal on Saturday was a huge success and now the band is beginning a North American tour starting 5.21.09 in Toronto.
The band has a video up on Pitchfork.tv for the first song on the album, Haarp. Check it out and go see the band on tour.
The good people at La Soc are rolling out another excellent release from Lewis & Clarke. Fresh off a tour with Bat For Lashes, the band has rightfully earned attention from some of our media friends.
Pop Matters wrote a very nice feature, The Philadelphia City Paper spoke with Lou about some of the more unique aspects of the band, Free Williamsburg "gushed" a bit, and Seattle's KEXP featured the new EP on their blog.
All that and a few more tour dates up on our tours page!
Bluurg is proud to announce the forthcoming reissues of the Subhumans back catalog. Remastered and presented in a deluxe digipack/180 gram vinyl with all original artwork, these reissues give you another chance to hear one of the original UK anarcho punk bands at their very best. The reissues will be: EP LP, Worlds Apart, From The Cradle To The Grave, 29 29 Split Vision and The Day The Country Died.
As a part of the Empty Bottle's Free Monday's series, D. Rider will be playing a free show at the venue on 4.27.09. Joining them on the bill are Gold and Kitty Rhombus.
This Saturday is Record Store Day and we have an exclusive 7" from Black Moth Super Rainbow available on Graveface. "Born On A Day" precedes the full-length album coming out in May, entitled "Eating Us," produced by Dave Fridmann. The 7" includes the first song off the new album ("Born On A Day The Sun Didn't Rise") on one side of the orange vinyl and a demo version on the other.
Look for an extra special, beastly edition of the CD next month!
Marriage Records has been working really hard to silk-screen the artwork for Bird-Brains. Fly over to their site to check out a video about the assembly. The band will be at SXSW this year as well. Check Marriage's website for more information on where you can catch the band.
Chicago Independent Distribution is looking for interns that live in the Chicagoland area and want to get a taste of the independent music business.
Duties include developing our online social network, conducting promotional mailings, coordinating inventory, and general organization. These tasks will depend primarily on the intern's ability to work independently and on their own accord, so waifs and wallflowers need not apply. An interest in the music we distribute is a plus, but not necessary. Focus is more important.
This internship is not paid, but a consistent intern will learn a great deal about music distribution, customer service, and small business office relations. College credit is also available if wanted.
Send an email with qualifications and availability to email@example.com.
Members of KIT podcast their favorite songs for you to enjoy over at George Zum's site. Check out their release on Upset The Rhythm and keep a look out for a 7" from the band featuring Mike Watt available soon in North America.
The Tindersticks singer interviews with Pitchfork's weekly catch-up segment on the eve of the band's North American tour. They have set up a tour page that has more information here and we still have some tour posters with free digital downloads available.
D. Rider will release "Mother Of Curses," their new album on Tizona Records, February 17th. To celebrate the release they will be playing a show at The Hideout in Chicago with Cheer Accident and Jessica Fogle on February 13th. You can purchase tickets in advance here or on the day of the show. More information on "Mother Of Curses" is available in our new release section.
Lucky Dragons' new album, Dream Island Laughing Language, received high marks from the online publication last week.
"The overall impression is that, almost 10 years into their career, Lucky Dragons still haven't chosen a certain kind of cultural product to be. That redounds to their credit on Dream Island Laughing Language, where each track seems to document the group's rebirth as (to borrow from their manifesto) "new and temporary creatures."
Check out the entire article here.
Following their reformation and the release of the new Constellation album The Hungry Saw in 2008, we are pleased to announce legendary UK band Tindersticks will be bringing their inimitable sound and songcraft to North American stages for the first time in over five years. Led by the voice and lyricism of Stuart Staples, Tindersticks have always expertly conjured complex emotions and double-edged narratives through a sultry, swirling, finely orchestrated music that is gently uplifting, beautifully arranged, and shot through with dark tension.
At participating independent record shops in cities on the tour itinerary, any sale of The Hungry Saw on CD or LP will include an exquisite limited edition 3-color silkscreened commemorative tour poster plus a download code for a 5-song mini-album of live tracks from one of the band's celebrated 2008 concert performances. A full-length CD recording of this sublime concert was self-produced by Tindersticks and has been available exclusively at the band's live shows.
A digital download from this recording is free with the purchase of The Hungry Saw CD or LP at participating retailers in February. The download code can be found on the back of the tour poster also being given away at point of purchase.
Tindersticks have been touring extensively in Europe since the fall of 2008 to broad critical acclaim. In a live setting they mesmerize old fans and new with a profoundly literate and deeply moving song cycle that pulls from the group's majestic back catalogue while also featuring brilliant arrangements of the superb new album. The live band is a 7-piece, featuring founding members Stuart Staples (voice, guitar), David Boulter (organ, keyboards) and Neil Fraser (guitar), the new rhythm section of Dan McKinna (bass) and Thomas Belhom (drums), and Terry Edwards (brass) and Andrew Nice (cello). Together they create a kaleidoscope of gently stirring tunes balanced and emboldened by beautiful instrumental moments all topped by Staples' uniquely poignant voice.
Read more at the official site for The Hungry Saw Tour
La Societe Expeditionnaire released Strand of Oaks' first proper album today and those who have heard it have nothing but compliments:
"At heart it's a man and a guitar in the infinite tradition of men with guitars. Imagine a less dispassionate Damien Jurado, a quieter Neil Young, or a Bon Iver whose lyrics follow a discernible narrative thrust."
"A beautiful record."
-Muzzle of Bees
"A debut as weathered and warm as an old down comforter. And just as timeless, too...Showalter's inner tug-of-war between dark humor and plain old darkness has made for one hell of a debut."
"Showalter is known for performing with unprecedented power and grace, delivering intimate, lyrically-strong songs with tangible emotion."
"An intensely therapeutic, ultimately triumphant album."
Timothy Showalter also spoke with Interview Magazine and Muzzle of Bees for in-depth looks at his process:
Interview Magazine interview
Muzzle of Bees interview
Strand of Oaks are beginning a tour on January 30th. Make sure to catch them when they come to your town
01/30/09 - Wilkes-Barre, PA - Cafe Metropolis *release show* w/ Jason Anderson + These Elk Forever
01/31/09 - Meadville, PA - Allegheny College w/ Jason Anderson
02/14/09 - Boston, MA - Nave Gallery w/ Lewis & Clarke + Audrey Ryan
02/15/09 - Amherst, MA - Hampshire College w/ Lewis & Clarke
02/26/09 - Kutztown, PA - Eckhaus Gallery w/ Lewis & Clarke
April US Tour Dates TBA
We have started a new imprint called Tizona Records. The first release comes from D. Rider, a new rock band formed by Todd Rittman (US Maple, Singer, Robert Johnson and the Browns) with the assemblage of Andrea Faught (Cheer Accident) and Noah Tabakin (Mucca Pazza). The band has enlisted the help of Theo Katsounis (A Tundra, Locks) to drum for their upcoming shows, which include a record release show at The Hideout on February 13th.
Look to Tizona for upcoming releases from Merzbannon (Merzbow remixes an entire Racebannon album into two tracks), Miracle Condition (Former US Maple members Mark Shippy and Pat Samson) and Wrekmeister Harmonies (Featuring J.R. Robinson, Mark Shippy, Matt Carson, Pat Samson, David Yow, Ken Vandermark, Azita, Fred Lonberg-Holm, Nate McBride, Frank Rosaly, Keefe Jackson, John Herndon, Jeff Parker, Lindsay Anderson).
Despite popular belief, some of the channels in MTV's network still do play music videos and apparently they still have some good taste. Hawnay Troof's video for "Connection" from the album, Islands of Ayle, recently held down the number two spot on MTV2 Subterranean's best Indie Videos of 2008 countdown. The success of the video, directed by Vim Crony, comes on the heels of winning a week-long contest on the show "The Freshmen" on MTVU, the network's college channel, that put the video into regular rotation. Links to both channels' announcements are below.
MTV2's Subterranean named Hawnay Troof's video "Connection" the #2 Indie
Video of 2008: Click here
MTVU added "Connection" to regular rotation after the won a week-long contest on the show "The Freshmen": Click Here
Hello and welcome to the the new online home of Chicago Independent! Please, feel free to have a look around. We're sure you're going to find all kinds of goodies: regularly updated news, tour dates, new release and band information, and much much more. Consider this as "phase one" too! There will much much more unveiled in the upcoming year!