Category: Rad

Check Out Rachael Price, Margaret Glaspy, Bridget Kearney, and Brittany Haas Do Dixie Chicks Cosplay In 2012

Sometimes when I’m supremely bored, I like create imaginary supergroups in my mind. Try it: It’s like Fantasy Football, but for people who wear overly expensive vintage clothes instead of Vineyard Vines. Every once in a while, these kinds of supergroups seem to form IRL (I’m looking at you, boygenius and Filthy Friends). It’s in those moments that I wonder if God is real, or if the algorithm is so strong that they’ve delved into my mind and created the groups of my fantasy to keep my Spotify plays up. Who’s to say.

The Fundies are one of those groups that seem top-to-bottom, head-and-shoulders, 100% too-good-to-be-true. Boasting the likes of Lake Street Dive’s Rachael Price, the inimitable Margaret Glaspy, indie Bridget Kearney, and string extrodinaire Brittany Haas, this group truly has no weak links.

This EP is just solid, good fun. This might be old news to you. I’m posting it today because I don’t hear people talking about it ALL THE TIME, so I’m pretty sure many might not even know that it exists. If you need me, I’ll be practicing my harmonies so that I might make a quintet of this quartet, should they ever decide to get back together. Listen to the masterpiece below.

 

Chicago’s Lala Lala Plays “Siren 042” at a Trippy-Ass Climbing Gym

In case you’ve been living under a WiFi-less rock: Audiotree has been changing the game in terms of live sessions, and their latest Far Out series has been reliably churning out rad content. Slaughter Beach, Dog playing cry-fest-smash-hit “Acolyte” in a dry cleaners? Sure thing. Hatchie shredding away on “Sure” at a roller rink? Yes, please. Laura Jane Grace and the Devouring Mothers truly tearing the house down at Chicago’s dirtiest hall-in-the-wall bar, the Lizard’s Liquid Lounge? Don’t mind if I do.

Last month, Audiotree knocked it out of the proverbial park again with Chicago-based indie group Lala Lala playing their spooky, masochistic single “Siren 042” at Hidden Peaks Climbing Gym, the blue-toned utopia located in Lala Lala’s hometown. Visually and sonically serene, this video perfectly encompasses the shimmering spookiness of the this track. Even more remarkably, guitarist, vocalist, and sound machinist Lillie West is one of those rare birds who sounds unbelievably better live– even compared to her already incredibly impressive studio recordings.

Extra rad points go to that “Movies” shirt. What a band full of wonderful, wonderful weirdos. Watch NOW.