You know what I realized today?
I totally ignored Halloween at SOTO this year. In the past I've at
least done an EP of themed songs, but this time around it was as if I wasn't
even aware of the quasi-holiday. Oops. In any case, let's talk
Illinois. Last year they had a pretty solid EP, which I figured would
be followed up with a full length, but the band has actually returned with
over 100 new songs. That's right, 100. Apparently, they turned
in that many to +1 Records, who promptly decided to release them all.
The collection of tracks is titled The Adventures Of Kid Catastrophe
and in every month from now until April you'll be treated to a new chapter.
I can only imagine how random Illinois' live shows will be now. Enjoy.
- Hang On:
"It takes money to help ourselves get right." I can
only guess at the variety sounds that this project will
surely wind up having, but if just a small number are as
oddly intriguing as this moody pop tune then I think I'm
going to come away rather impressed. Or, I'll be
sitting around wondering why they couldn't have just went
with the 12-best tracks and made a stellar full length.
Either way, it should be neat to see how it all unfolds,
especially since they're off to such a good start with this
the audio here is of higher quality than the video.
How did that even happen!? Anyways, the song is called
Screendoor. It's a good one.
- John Laird -
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