Animals With Human Names: “The Basement Tape”


Around the end of the year last year we got pretty behind on all of the new releases coming on in Springfield music. (Sorry!) We want to make sure we try to catch back up now, first making sure you all know that Springfield hip hop artist Animals With Human Names dropped a brand new album at the very end of last year called The Basement Tape. You can stream all ten tracks of The Basement Tape on the player below. You can also pick up a copy on cassette over at Dumb Records. Head over to the Animals With Human Names bandcamp page to download the album at your own price.

Animals With Human Names does not have any *official* shows lined up as of just yet, but you can be sure to be on the lookout for something this March at Black Sheep.

February 19th at Dumb Records: Old Fox Road, Fiona Kimble, Alec James, Clementine


We all had a wonderful time at the Radon Lounge presents… show at Black Sheep last night! Thanks to all who braved the weather and came out anyways to enjoy the music, food, and smiles that The Radon Lounge cooked up in our space.

Today we have a next show at Dumb Records to tell you about – it’s going to be a folk / acoustic one happening a week from tomorrow on Monday, February 19th. For this we have friends and familiar Champaign folk punk act Old Fox Road on the bill. Steam some of their music on the player embedded below. They will be touring this time around with other Champaign artist Fiona Kimble. Both of those acts will be joined by local support from two other solo artists. One of those is singer / songwriter Alec James. Opening things up is the newest solo project from Clare Frachey of Spell Breaker – going by the name “Clementine.”

This kicks off in Dumb Records on the 19th at 7:00 pm. We are asking for $5 to go towards the touring musicians. Check out a facebook event for this one right here. Also be sure to check out our shows page for a look at everything else coming up at Dumb Records and Black Sheep in the coming months.