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.

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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.

Looming: “Queen”

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Springfield / Pittsburg hit band Looming released a second single from their upcoming album Seed yesterday via New Noise Magazine online. You can check out that song called “Queen” on the player streaming below, or the full article from New Noise Magazine right here.

Seed is being released by No Sleep Records and is officially out on September 29th. We very recently announced the official release show for the album happening at Black Sheep on Monday, October 2nd along with Screaming Females, Street Eaters, and Choir Vandals. Better get your tickets for that now if you haven’t already. Looming also released another single, “Down” through Brooklyn Vegan off of the album earlier this summer.

Glower: “Fish Hook” + “Smile To Forget Me” Demos

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Today we bring you a couple of new demo tracks from a new project that popped up earlier this summer featuring a new Springfield duo of Kate Ridge (Kate Laine) and Kiki Walker of Moondead, Bad Banshee, etc. The project is called “Glower” and they have played at least one live show over at Bar None downtown in the past few months. You can check out two demo songs they have released – “Fish Hook” and “Smile To Forget Me” on the players below. Also head over to the Glower bandcamp page to download the songs for $1. Be one the lookout for more shows from Glower soon.