Last Minute Plans: Radar Eyes, Bare Mutants At The Empty Bottle
By Jon Graef in Arts & Entertainment on Feb 6, 2012 7:00PM
Through the transitive power of jangle, Hozac Records will be celebrating new releases from two different, yet like-minded, acts tonight at the Empty Bottle. Listen to new recordings from hot Chicago acts Radar Eyes and Bare Mutants here.
Radar Eyes have been kicking around their melodic, reverb-heavy garage jams, similar in sound to both The Ramones and The Jesus and Mary Chain, but executed with greater instrumental aplomb, in Chicago for a while now, having formed in 2007 and put out a cassette on veritable tastemakers Plustapes in 2010.
2012 sees the group releasing its full-length self-titled debut on Hozac, and, based on their excitable live shows and the advance likes of "I Am," this should be an excellent, fully-realized affair. Listen to pop-driven first single "I Am" below:
Speaking of notable popsmiths, Bare Mutants, featuring a whole host of local talent, including members of The 1900s, Mannequin Men, and The Ponys, will be releasing a 7-inch at the Bottle tonight as well. Pleasantly laid-back, and prominently featuring organ and fuzzed-out guitars, Bare Mutants should make for chill psych-pop, perfect for zoning out to, and then zoning back in for the strong vocal melodies. Listen to "Inside My Head" below:
Radar Eyes, Bare Mutants, and Outer Minds play tonight, February 6, at the Empty Bottle, 1035 N Western, 9:30 p.m., FREE, 21+