Timothy Donavan Russell: “Golden Age”


Today we bring you a new release that may be a couple of months old, but we are bringing it to you anyway. Here is another album by Springfield sound artist Tomothy Donavan Russell. It is called Golden Age going along with a notion by former Springfield poet Vachel Lindsay – that Springfield is to enter a “Golden Age” at some point around the year that we are in. The Pharmacy Art Gallery hosted an art show last month to go along with this prophecy. From an article in The Illinois Times:

In his 1920 novel, The Golden Book of Springfield, Vachel Lindsay conjured up mystical, utopian images of what his hometown of Springfield, Illinois, might look like in the “golden year” of 2018.
Now that time has caught up with Lindsay’s visionary book, the city and its artists have been paying tribute to Lindsay’s vision, none more elaborately than The Pharmacy Gallery and Art Space, which collaborated with the Vachel Lindsay Association on Friday, June 8, for a multimedia art opening / concert / dance party entitled “The Golden Age.”
You can stream Timothy Donovan Russell’s album on the player below. Also head to his bandcamp page to download the album at your own price.

The Complaint Line: “February”


We have a lot of new Springfield music that has already came out this year so far in 2018 that we need catching up on!!! Today we are sharing with you a new three songs from Springfield’s own alternative rock band The Complaint Line. This collection of three songs is just called February as it was released in… February.

We felt the need to share these new songs with you today because The Complaint Line just so happens to be playing tonight at Bar None with Radar and Attic Salt! That show is ages 21 and up, admission is $5 and start time is 8:00 pm.

We’ll be working to get our Springfield Album Archive updated with everything that has came out so far this year very soon!

Epsom: “Redundancy EP”


We are way late on this (catching up on a lot of Springfield music that has been released so far this year)!! But Springfield alternative rock group Epsom has released a brand new 4-track EP earlier this year. The EP is called Redundancy and can be streamed on the player below. You can also head on over to the Epsom bandcamp page to download this release at your own price.

Epsom does not have any local shows lined up that we know of currently. They are performing in Indianapolis before this month is done. Scott Faingold of the band is one of those involved in the creation of the new Activator Magaizine debuting with a first issue at the start of June.

Imaginary Colours: “Dream WAV.”

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New Springfield synth / electronic solo project Imaginary Colours has released a second collection of songs under the title Dream WAV. The project is the newest of Michael LaFrance, formerly of The Suction Cups and Ragna Rye. Check out the newest three-song Imaginary Colours EP on the player below. Also head over to the Imaginary Colours bandcamp page where you can purchase to download the EP.

Imaginary Colours performed for the first time live at Record Store Day at Dumb Records. There are no live performances lined up right now that we know of.

Thought’s Castle: “Everyone’s Graveyard”


Today we are bringing you a stream of a brand new Springfield project we don’t know too much about called “Thought’s Castle.” The project released four songs under the title Everyone’s Graveyard on their bandcamp last month. You can stream those songs below or head over to Thought’s Castle’s bandcamp to download the tracks at your own price. Thought’s Castle features at least one member of War Magic. We aren’t sure if there will be any live performances. A 27 minute long track by Thought’s Castle was also released at the very end of last year.

Timothy Donavan Russell: “The Sound of Cosmology”



Good evening, it’s midnight on Tuesday night so we figured we’d share with you this new release by local solo ambient artist Timothy Donavan Russell that will take us all into outer space. This is Timothy’s nineteenth release listed on his bandcamp (there are probably countless others through his musical career). This one is thirteen tracks under the title The Sound of Cosmology. According to the description on Timothy’s bandcamp this is “samples of spoken words of scientists set to music. Featuring: Brian Cox, Fay Dowker, Brain Greene, Stephen Hawking, Lawrence Krauss, Hiranya Peiris, Carl Sagan, Neil deGrasse Tyson.” You can stream The Sound of Cosmology on the player embedded below.

This release goes along with an upcoming art show at The Pharmacy Gallery at 711 South 5th Street here in town. The art show is called “Cosmos” and features the works of Timothy and other artists and goes the weekend of March 9th and 10th. More info on that can be found right here.

Sam West & The Nightshift: “The Medicine That Swallowed The Patient”


Catching up more on original Springfield music that has been released in the past few months that we have not yet gotten the chance to tell you about – Springfield rock group Sam West & The Nightshift have released their debut EP at the end of last year called The Medicine That Swallowed The Patient. The release is five songs, all of which are streaming on the player embedded below.

Sam West & The Nightshift played a few shows going along with the release of the EP at Bar None earlier this winter. The band does not have any other local shows lined up currently.