Labelle: Back To Now

The name Labelle may not be familiar to younger readers, but you’ve probably at least heard the Moulin Rouge cover of their song “Lady Marmalade”. The trio, which featured Sarah Dash and Nona Hendryx, was named after and led by powerhouse vocalist Patti Labelle. They originally formed in 1960 as The Bluebelles, enjoyed a successful… Continue Reading →

Labelle: Back To Now

The name Labelle may not be familiar to younger readers, but you’ve probably at least heard the Moulin Rouge cover of their song “Lady Marmalade”. The trio, which featured Sarah Dash and Nona Hendryx, was named after and led by powerhouse vocalist Patti Labelle. They originally formed in 1960 as The Bluebelles, enjoyed a successful… Continue Reading →

Introducing The Frozen North…

The Frozen North’s debut single, Origin/Electric Mistress, is a lovely, haunting, electro-classical instrumental work. A relatively new Warsaw band, The Frozen North features guitarist Neil Milton, a.k.a. the man behind Scottish/Polish indie label, Too Many Fireworks, and last year’s fantastic Variations on Chopin collection. http://bandcamp.com/EmbeddedPlayer/album=2292758108/size=large/bgcol=ffffff/linkcol=0687f5/artwork=small/transparent=true/ Buy @ Amazon Tweet !function(d,s,id){var js,fjs=d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0],p=/^http:/.test(d.location)?’http’:’https’;if(!d.getElementById(id)){js=d.createElement(s);js.id=id;js.src=p+’://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js’;fjs.parentNode.insertBefore(js,fjs);}}(document, ‘script’, ‘twitter-wjs’);

Empires: New Album & Song!

Empires has been championed by several Muruch writers since they first burst onto the local Chicago music scene oh so long ago, so we’re so happy they’ve finally been signed by a major label (Chop Shop/Island Records). Their major label debut, Orphan, will be released on September 23rd. Here’s the first single, “Please Don’t Tell… Continue Reading →

Muruch’s Top 25 Albums of 2013

It’s that time of year again! Below are my personal favorite albums of 2013. This year the list fell together fairly easily – due both to the excellence of the following albums and the lackluster nature of their competition. Though I’m shocked by my #1 album, which only recently knocked two other favorites from the… Continue Reading →

Laura’s Top 5 EPs of 2013

Guest Post By: Laura Laura’s Top 5 EPs of 2013: 5. London :: Banks Buy @ Amazon 4. Fade Away :: Best Coast Buy @ Amazon 3. With the Whole World Watching :: Tony Lucca Buy @ Amazon 2. Resolution :: Matt Corby Buy @ Amazon 1. The Artful Dodger :: London Shover Buy @… Continue Reading →

Various Artists: Variations of Chopin

Variations of Chopin is a compilation featuring modern interpretations of works by my favorite classical composer, Fryderyk Chopin. Released by the small Scottish (by way of Poland) indie label Too Many Fireworks, Variations of Chopin puts an ambient and electro-pop spin on Chopin’s classical melodies. The album is bookended by interpretations of “Prelude Op. 28… Continue Reading →

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