New Vinyl Releases 10/20/17


  • Tori Amos – Native Invader
  • Pastor T.L. Barrett And The Youth For Christ Choir – Like A Ship… (Without A Sail)
  • Brand New – Science Fiction (Indie Exclusive Red + Blue Vinyl)
  • Bully – Losing (Standard Black and Sub Pop Loser Edition)
  • John Carpenter – Anthology (Movie Themes 1974-1998) (‘The fog Over Antonio Bay’ Blue Colored Vinyl)
  • John Carpenter – Lost Themes (‘Obsidian Green’ Colored Vinyl)
  • John Carpenter – Lost Themes II (‘Last Sunrise’ Colored Vinyl)
  • Cut Worms – Alien Sunset EP
  • Daylight Dies – Lost To The Living (Clear Vinyl)
  • Daylight Dies – A Frail Becoming (Transparent Blue Vinyl)
  • Daylight Dies – Dismantling Devotion (Transparent Red Vinyl)
  • Destroyer – Ken (Indie Exclusive on Yellow Vinyl)
  • Esmerine – Mechanics Of Dominion
  • Gel Set – Body Copy
  • Grooms – Exit Index
  • Gwar – The Blood Of Gods (Ten Bands One Cause Pink Vinyl)
  • Dhani Harrison – IN///PARALLEL
  • Headroom – Head In The Clouds
  • Kllo – Backwater
  • Kreator – Live Kreation (2003)
  • Linkin Park – Minutes to Midnight (Limited Edition Picture Disc)
  • George Michael – Listen Without Predjudice Vol. 1 (1990)
  • Northlane – Mesmer (Limited Edition on Colored Vinyl)
  • Oasis – Dig Out Your Soul
  • Pet Shop Boys – Elysium
  • Pet Shop Boys – Yes
  • Professor Rhythm – Bafana Bafana
  • R. Ring – Ignite The Rest
  • Sepultura – Chaos A.D. (1993)
  • Jackie Shane – Any Other Way
  • Slipknot – Day Of The Gusano (Red Vinyl)
  • The Smiths – The Queen Is Dead (5LP Box Set)
  • Sodom – M-16 (Orange Vinyl)
  • Spoon – Ga Ga Ga Ga Ga (10th Anniversary)
  • Talk Talk – It’s My Life (1984)
  • Talk Talk – The Party’s Over (1982)
  • Trivium – The Sin And The Sentence
  • Uncle Acid And The Deadbeats – Vol. 1 (Stand Black and Indie Exclusive on Purple/Silver Vinyl)
  • Watter – History Of The Future
  • Zalus – Of Adoration (Transparent Blue Vinyl)

Engine Summer – Revved Up

Words and Photos By Alicia Maciel 

At first listen, up and coming Elmhurst trio Engine Summer resonates rock music like that of Parquet Courts, Omni, and their biggest inspiration – Wire.

With a name that appears to have come from a mad lib, it turns out that the band got their name from a novel titled Engine Summer. As Jeremy Marsan, guitarist and vocalist, read the book in college and was fascinated by the plot line of society 3,000 years into the future – it’s no wonder he chose a band name that emphasizes the importance of time and motion.


Engine Summer’s most recent lineup consists of Jeremy (mentioned above) with Ben Kostecki on bass and Ryan Ohm on drums. Being friends since high school with the possibility of being MySpace enemies at one point or another, they’ve all grown closer over the past few years. While Jeremy makes fun at Ben for his hands being “too small” to play bass way back when to simply goofing off with one another, the guys are more than ecstatic to be in a band together.

The group formed collectively after having had jammed for a while and narrowed down members to be the trio they are today. Starting to have played plenty of shows in 2014 and having had played 30-40 shows to date, they finally decided it’s time to make a record together as Engine Summer – titled Trophy Kids and self-engineered by Jeremy.


While garnering influence from bands like Creedence Clearwater, Sonic Youth, Meat Puppets, Spoon, and any other krautrock bands – Jeremy, Ben, and Ryan bring some of those stylistic elements when composing songs. Recording the bass and drums together for their upcoming album release ensured that the rhythm carrying each track would bring adrenaline to any listener.

Attending concerts regularly and being active in the local scene is important for the suburban group. With their favorite local bands including Luke Henry, Twin Peaks, and Knox Fortune – it’s obvious that their taste delves into more than just rock music.

When asked what their ideal lineup would be, throwing names like Wire,Van Halen, Iggy Pop, and Ben’s dad performing slam poetry were no hesitation to the guys. While some merch they have coming out will include Elmhurst’s tree, you’ll see Engine Summer in the city more than you’d expect.


With a top-secret release show followed by a benefit show at Tonic Room the same weekend, Engine Summer is bringing a limited run to their show Sunday, October 29. You can buy tickets here and who knows – maybe a record or two will end up at Shuga.

If Ben’s dad loves Engine Summer more than any of the other groups he’s been in, I’m pretty sure you’ll love ‘em too.

Alicia Maciel is a junior at DePaul University studying marketing, music business, public relations, and advertising. Immersing in photography, promotion, interviews, interning at Metro and Notion Presents, managing The Chicago Vibe, curating live music, and plenty more – she hopes to bring innovation to the music scene. “A Chicagoan gal making music personnel personal.”

New Vinyl Releases 10/13/17


  • ALA.NI – You & I
  • Barenaked Ladies – Gordon (25th Anniversary)
  • Beck – Colors (Red Vinyl)
  • Beck – Colors (Deluxe on Red Vinyl)
  • Beck – Colors (Indie Exclusive Pressing on Yellow Vinyl)
  • Ben Frost – The Centre Cannot Hold (Blue Vinyl)
  • Cherry – Dumbness
  • Courtney Barnett & Kurt Vile – Lotta Sea Lice
  • Enslaved – E  (Indie Exclusive’ 2-LP Pressing on Red w/ Bone and Grey Splatter w/Etched D-Side)
  • Green Day – Nimrod (20th Anniversary 2-LP Pressing on Yellow Vinyl w/Etched D-Side)
  • Jerry Garcia Band – Cats Under The Stars (75th Birthday Pressing on 180gram Yellow Marbled Vinyl)
  • Jerry Lee Lewis – Jerry Lee’s Greatest! (Indie Exclusive on White & Orange Vinyl)
  • Jets To Brazil – Four Cornered Night (Limited Edition 2-LP on Clear Vinyl)
  • Jets To Brazil – Orange Rhyming Dictionary (Limited Edition 2-LP on Clear Vinyl)
  • Jets To Brazil – Perfecting Loneliness (Limited Edition 2-LP on Clear Vinyl)
  • Joan of Arc – A Portable Model Of (Out of Print Since 1997!)
  • Joan of Arc – Live In Chicago, 1999
  • Jon Bellion – The Definition
  • Jon Bellion – The Seperation
  • Jon Bellion- Translations Through Speakers
  • King Krule – The OOZ
  • Knuckle Puck – Shapeshifter (Limited Edition 1st Pressing on Colored Vinyl)
  • Mannheim Steamroller / Chip Davis – Christmas Song
  • Melkbelly – Nothing Valley (Sunset Orange Vinyl)
  • Motorhead – Under Cover
  • Nashville Pussy – From Hell To Texas
  • Nashville Pussy – Ten Years of Pussy! (2-LP Comp)
  • Neaux – Chain Up The Sun
  • Portugal, The Man – Woodstock (Ten Bands One Cause Pink Vinyl, Ltd. to 3000)
  • Samael – Hegemony
  • Single Mothers – Our Pleasure
  • SISTERS – Wait Dont Wait
  • Skinny Puppy – Bites
  • Skinny Puppy – Remission
  • St. Vincent – Masseduction (Pink Vinyl + Poster)
  • Soundtrack / Clint Mansell – Loving Vincent
  • Soundtrack – The Return Of The Living Dead (Black & Brown Tarman Vinyl)
  • The Moms – Doing Asbestos We Can
  • The World Is A Beautiful Place & I Am No Longer Afraid To Die – Always Foreign (Limited Edition Clear Vinyl)
  • Tommy Castro And The Painkillers – Stompin’ Ground
  • Vessels – The Great Distraction
  • William Patrick Corgan (Smashing Pumpkins) – Ogilala  Available as ‘Indie Exclusive’ Pressing on Pink Vinyl or Standard Black Vinyl

New Vinyl Releases 10/6/2017


  • Angus & Julia Stone – Snow (180gram 2-LP on White Vinyl w/ Gatefold Jacket)
  • Jeff Beck – Live At The Hollywood Bowl (3-LP Gatefold Pressing w/ DVD)
  • The Black Dahlia Murder – Nightbringers (Indie Exclusive Clear w/ Black Swirl)
  • Blue Hawaii – Tenderness (LE on Tender Blue Colored Vinyl)
  • Colbie Caillat – Christmas In The Sand
  • Citizen – As You Please (Bone, Purple, and Gold Splatter Vinyl)
  • Clutch – Live At The Googolpex (Live Recordings from Chicago, Montreal, Kansas City, and Columbus)
  • The Clientele – Music For The Age Of Miracles
  • Cults – Offering
  • The Darkness – Pinewood Smile (Gatefold Pressing)
  • Dmitry Evgrafov – Comprehension Of Light
  • Lana Del Rey – Lust For Life (Gatefold 2-LP Pressing)
  • Four Year Strong – Rise or Die Trying (10th Anniversary ‘Ten Bands One Cause’ LE Pink Vinyl and Bonus7″, Ltd. 500)
  • Ace Frehley – Anomaly (2-LP Picture Disc w/ Poster, Liner Notes, and Download)
  • Liam Gallagher – As You Were (Indie Exclusive 180gram White Vinyl)
  • Haemmorhage – We Are The Gore
  • Andrew Hung – Realisationshhip (Indie Exclusive on Red Vinyl)
  • Alex Lahey – I Love You Like A Brother (LE pressing on Opaque Yellow Vinyl)
  • Master P – Ghetto D (1997) (2-LP Reissue)
  • Mirah – Sundial EP (Indie Exclusive on Clear Vinyl)
  • Mister Heavenly – Boxing The Moonlight (180gram Dark Purple Vinyl)
  • Mos Def – The Ecstatic
  • The Mothers Of Invention (Frank Zappa) – Absolutely Free (50th Anniversary 180gram 2-LP Reissue)
  • Moths & Locusts – Intro / Outro (Colored Vinyl)
  • Of Montreal – Rune Husk EP– (Ltd. 180gram Clear Vinyl)
  • Off World – 2 (180gram w/ Poster and Download)
  • Primitive Man – Caustic (2-LP Gatefold Pressing)
  • The Replacements – For Sale: Live At Maxwell’s 1986– 2-LP Gatefold Pressing
  • Reptaliens – FM-2030
  • Darius Rucker – Home For The Holidays
  • Shigeto – The New Monday (LE 2-LP Gatefold Pressing on Black with Pink Speckles, Ltd. to 1500)
  • Silkk The Shocker – Made Man (1999) (2-LP Reissue)
  • Sinatra, Frank – Ultimate Christmas (180gram 2-LP w/ Gatefold Jacket)
  • Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith – The Kid (2-LP on Twilight Colored Vinyl)
  • Sound Of Ceres – The Twin (Bone Colored Vinyl)
  • Soundtrack – Hellraiser (30th Anniversary Remixed and Remastered on 140gram Red/Black ‘Bloodshed’ Vinyl)
  •  Soundtrack – Moulin Rouge
  • Spotlights – Seismic
  • Surf Rock Is Dead – We Have No Friends? EP
  • Velcro Lewis Group – Amnesia Haze
  • Weaves – Wide Open (LE Orange Vinyl)
  • Jamila Woods – Heavn (LE on White Vinyl)
  • Zacherle – Zacherle’s Monster Gallery ( LE Orange and Green Pumpkin Vinyl)

Live Review: Glass Animals at Aragon Ballroom

Glass Animals brought dance moves, pineapples, and an energetic performance to Chicago’s Aragon Ballroom last week

New York’s singer songwriter Amber Mark warmed up the sold out crowd with her lively pop and R&B fused tunes. Performing a 30 minute set composed mainly of songs off her debut EP, called 3:33AM, Mark showed off her powerful vocals while exuding a carefree and fun attitude.

Glass Animals took the fully decked out stage next, stocked with a pineapple disco ball, palm trees, and a prop TV. Hitting the stage in a blaze of energy, the British indie rockers commanded the crowd’s attention and had them all echoing back the words of songs from their sophomore album How To Be A Human Being. The exuberant and dynamic set included the entirety of the band’s second album, as well as a few of their most popular tracks, like “Black Mambo”  and “Gooey,” from their debut album ZABA. During the latter, Glass Animals’ frontman Dave Bayley jumped off the stage to bring his signature dance moves directly to the crowd. Between each song, the devoted audience erupted in nearly deafening applause and cheers, and Bayley never stopped expressing the band’s gratitude.  The memorable performance wrapped up just before 10PM, the crowd filing out of the ballroom with infectious smiles on their faces.

If you missed out on the show, check out our gallery of Amber Mark and Glass Animals below!

Check out the rest of Glass Animals’ tour dates here, and grab your copy of How To Be A Human Being on vinyl on the webstore, or in the shop!


This article was originally posted on ANCHR Magazine