Mikey Hash: Ugly EP

C_0Sh7zUMAAMMDR.jpgToday we bring you new music coming from Springfield/California hip hop artist Mikey Hash. Just recently Mikey came out with Ugly EP – a new five song release which you can find streaming on the player below. The release was also recently featured on Senclaire.com. Mikey doesn’t currently have any shows lined up at Black Sheep.

Check out our Springfield Album Archive for a look at all of the local releases that have come out this year so far.

Timothy Donavan Russell: “The Dark Path” + “Biosphere”


Springfield solo ambient artist Timothy Donavan Russell sure is hard at work this year, already putting out two full albums of material and probably has even more coming. Today we are bringing you those two releases, both can be found streaming on the player below. The first is called Biosphere and was composed to be played in the background at the Pharmacy Gallery & Art Space‘s “Bio-Region” group exhibition, which took place March 24th and 25th, 2017. In the release you can hear some sounds common to Springfield and Central Illinois such as the Washington Park Carillon and some other sounds of nature. The second album, The Dark Path (pictured above) came out more recently about a month ago and features a whole 20 tracks on keyboard/synthesizers. Stream both of those below, or also head over to Timothy Donavan Russell’s bandcamp page where you can pay to download all of his releases. On the page Timothy also has a short release put together this year for the “100 Days” art exhibition out at UIS called Grab ‘Em.

Boon: “1st Street”


Earlier today we delivered a brand new band page on our site, and here is some brand new Springfield music from the band boon! Boon hasn’t been too active playing shows in recent months, but they have been hard at work with some new material which has been released recently. The band has released 1st Street – their third release and first since putting out the Southtown EP three years ago in 2014. Stream that new boon on the player below. There are also a few remaining CDs of this available for free inside Dumb Records, and you can head over to the band’s bandcamp page to download the tracks for free.

Boon does not have any live shows lined up as far as we know.

Good Times & Company: “A Louder EP”


Springfield rock and roll group “Good Times & Company” have recently dropped a brand new 3-track EP that they have been giving out for free online called A Louder EP. Free downloads of the EP are available on the band’s website by following this link. Nice. You can also stream one of the songs off of the new EP on the youtube player below.

Good Times & Company released a six-track album/EP called Different Things last year. They have no live shows lined up on their site right now, but follow them on facebook to stay in the loop on any upcoming Good Times & Co shows!

Manic Buzzcut: “Bathroom Horrors”


Today we are coming at ya with some more brand new Springfield music. This one is of a new project called “Manic Buzzcut” put together by Kiki Walker formerly of Moondead and Bad Banshee. The project’s first release is called Bathroom Horrors and is five tracks which you can stream all below. You can also head over to the Manic Buzzcut bandcamp page to download the tracks at your own price.

Manic Buzzcut will be playing a first show here at Black Sheep on Tuesday, May 9th. We will be getting into officially announcing that show shortly. Also to keep up with all of the Springfield releases and demos that have came out this year so far, check our Springfield album archive page.

Abyss: Dreadnought EP


Today we are bringing you a stream of some hot new Springfield metal music coming from local band Abyss. This is the band’s brand new EP- Dreadnought which includes five tracks and was released at their recent Black Sheep show here earlier this month. You can stream the EP on the player below. Also head over to the band’s bandcamp page where you can download the album at your own price.

Abyss currently do not have any other shows lined up at Black Sheep. You can check out a nice written review on their March 11th release show right here.

Pryss: “Sisyphus”


Today we bring you the second release from Springfield hardcore band Pryss, who are just now returning from a week long tour around “Everything Is Not Okay” Festival in Oklahoma City. Their newest release is a five-track cassette entitled Sisyphus which you can find streaming below. Cassettes are being released by Ooey Gooey Tapes and will be available inside Dumb Records soon. Check out the release streaming below. Also head over to the Ooey Gooey bandcamp page to purchase the release for $666.00.

Pryss do not have any shows currently lined up at Black Sheep, but stay tuned for more Pryss shows in the future.