Soft Speaker / Radar Eyes / Bitchin' Bajas
Friday, May 24, 2013 9:30 PM CDT
Empty Bottle, Chicago, IL
21 years and over
Last year, local bluesy psych-rockers SOFT SPEAKER recorded a new batch of songs with local producer and CAVE "frontman" COOPER CRANE. The fruits of this recording are a new LP titled Turkish Mindbathers, as well as an EP called International Scheiße, Dummkopf! With these new efforts SOFT SPEAKER has broken new ground as a band and the releases are of a mind-folding nature that will surely excite the city's already robust psychedelic rock world. Local favorites RADAR EYES released their debut self-titled LP on HoZac early in 2012 and the effort blisters with their version of heavily layered noisy garage coated in several inches of distortion, reverb, echo and feedback. In the words of Impose, RADAR EYES “play with a shoegazed despondency... some music sounds like a proper backdrop to the moment the chord attaching you to the outside of your spacecraft snaps and there’s no hope for a change in trajectory unless a distant planet’s gravity reels you in.” They're one of Chicago's best live bands and are surely not to be missed, especially tonight. BITCHIN BAJAS, the side project of aforementioned COOPER CRANE, mines 70s Krautrock to delivers melodic, retro psychedelic ambient jams and they've expanded to a two, sometimes three piece over the last year. Already a prolific project, BITCHIN BAJAS recently released a new 12" EP on Permanent Records this year, a proggy, minimal mind-wipe titled Krausened.