Timothy Donavan Russell: “Interconnections”

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Springfield solo ambient artist Timothy Donavan Russell is at it once again, this time with his seventh release to come out this year. Wow. This time around it’s a mashup album, or “samplecore.” From the description on Timothy’s bandcamp page:

An ultimate samplecore album. Nearly 300 pop/rock samples went into the making of this. None of them were harmed, though some were stretched and/or transposed. Play a game and guess the sources; download the official sample guide; etc.!

[All music originally composed to play in the background at “Interconnectivity”, a group art exhibition that took place in Springfield, Illinois at The Pharmacy Gallery & Art Space on September 8th & 9th, 2017.]

There you have it, you can check out Interconnections in its entirety below. Wow, it’s a whole twenty tracks! Also head over to Timothy’s bandcamp page to download the album for free.

We have our Springfield album archive page set up to list off releases that came out in town this year and also of years past. Enjoy!

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Nefarious Cloud: Espada 13

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Springfield independent hip hop artist Nefarious Cloud is at it once again with a new album, this one called Espada 13. Check out the artwork above done by Milk Tirehaus of Livin’ Thing. Check out all 13 of those tracks on the player below. Also head over to Nefarious’s Soundcloud page where you can download the entire album for free. Find a music video for one of the hit tracks off of the album – “Arachnid” right here.

Nefarious Cloud does not have any shows currently lined up at Black Sheep. However, you can be on the lookout for some soon. Keep track of all of the Springfield releases that have come out this year on our album archive.

 

Bottom Bracket: “Dreamland”

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Even though the official release is not until tomorrow, Springfield band Bottom Bracket couldn’t hold their horses any longer and decided to let their hot new EP slip onto the internet today in its entirety. You can stream that five track Dreamland EP on the player below. This release was recorded in our brand new recording studio Southtown Sound right next to Black Sheep. Head on over to the Bottom Bracket bandcamp page where you can purchase the digital download or pre-order the cassette of the album.

Bottom Bracket of course will be playing tomorrow at the Black Sheep 12 Year Anniversary Show. It will also be a release show for Stick People with their new CD, Lips.

Vincent Sebastian: “A New Rhode”

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The new Springfield music does not stop coming in! Today we have a five-track EP by Vincent Sgro, also going as Vincent Sebastian with some experimental / “chill” electronic music. Vincent was also behind the project “Opposite Good” which had another release come out earlier this year. Stream Vincent Sebastian’s newest release: A New Rhode on the player below. Also head over to Vincent’s bandcamp page where you can download the full release.

No current live shows are lined up for Vincent Sebastian – he is currently attending school over in another Springfield – Springfield, Missouri!

War Magic – “War Magic (2017)”

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You may have thought the Springfield dream folk project War Magic was long dead but oh no no that is not the case. Earlier this summer the project released a brand new EP and thought no one would notice! That is five new tracks under an EP called War Magic (2017) which you can find streaming on the player below. Head over to the War Magic bandcamp page where you can download the EP at your own price. There is not a physical release for this EP as far as we can tell.

No, War Magic does not have any shows lined up. Will we see another War Magic live performance in the future?

Small Man: “Demo”

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Oops, we may be a tad late to the game on this one again but today we bring you a new demo from a new Springfield-Toronto straight-edge hybrid group called “Small Man.” Featuring members of bands Mace and Pryss. You can stream that new four-track demo from Small Man on the player below. The demo is being released by Prescience Tapes, local cassette label. You can expect physical copies of this release to appear at some point inside Dumb Records. Head over to the Prescience Tapes bandcamp to download the demo at your own price.

Small Man does not have any live performances lined up in Springfield or anywhere announced right now, but be on the lookout for some more Small Man in the future.