Keeping our streak of new Springfield music somewhat going here – today we bring you a brand new album by Springfield recording project Forest Saints. The new album is called Intergalactic Radio – it’s a whopping 23 tracks clocking in at what looks like well over an hour of some very space oriented sounds and songs. Here’s somewhat of an explanation from the Forest Saints bandcamp:
Voyager 1 is a space probe which was launched by NASA on September 5, 1977. On August 25, 2012, it became the first spacecraft to cross the heliopause and enter the interstellar space. The most distant of all man-made objects, Voyager 1 continues to communicate with the Deep Space Network, receiving routine commands and transmitting data to Earth.*
On October 23, 2017, Voyager 1 began transmitting to Earth radio signals it was intercepting out in interstellar space. These radio signals were determined, after much analysis, to be emanating from a host of different solar systems. In fact, the signals were able to be traced back to specific exoplanets.
Voyager 1 has captured the first signals of intragalactic radio. Specifically, Voyager 1 has captured what can be described as the first sounds humans have heard of alien music. All of these sounds were determined to originate from within our galaxy, the Milky Way.
Forest Saints is the “psych-prog folktronica” musical project of Mark Schwartz. You can stream Intergalactic Space in its entirety below. Head on over to the Forest Saints bandcamp page to find other albums available or to purchase the download for this album. You bet we are adding this one to our Springfield album archive page – putting us at 441 releases listed.
Oh boy we are on a row getting you some of that hot new local music on a daily basis! (Well, we guess it’s all of you local musicians out here that are on a roll). Today we bring you a brand new album from solo electronic project Imaginary Colours. The album is called Among The Horizon and you can find it streaming on the player below. You can also head over to the Imaginary Colours bandcamp page to purchase the download of the album, or stream any of their previous releases.
Imaginary Colours doesn’t have any live shows lined up at this point as far as we know. We are adding this album on to this year’s list on our Springfield album archive page which you can check out right here!
We sure do have a hard time keeping up with local sound artist Timothy Donavan Russell and all of the new music he is constantly putting out. Timothy is already on his fifth release this year – this one being called Dark Light. This one is just three tracks but nears a total of one hour in time – the first being a forty one minute long ambient piece. Check it out streaming on the player below, or head over to Timothy’s bandcamp page where you can purchase the downloadable mp3’s.
We’ve been trying to keep up with Timothy’s releases and everything else that has come out so far this year on our Springfield album archive page. Tim is also a member of the new Pharmacy Gallery which has also recently re-located downtown and has their official ribbon cutting ceremony set to a few weeks from now on Saturday, May 4th.
Happy Valentines Day from us over at Dumb Records. Today we are bringing you some new emo music – not exactly from right here in Springfield but it is featuring one member that goes to school here at UIS and also volunteers at Dumb Records so it counts as Springfield music by us. That is Sadface Killer‘s newest album Domino Line – 13 tracks which you can find streaming all on the player below. Nice. Head over to the band’s bandcamp page where you can purchase the download of the album.
Sadface Killer played one of the final Black Sheep shows back in December with Park and Earthwitch. They don’t have any Springfield shows currently lined up.
Back to the new Springfield music that has been coming out! In the category of local hip hop – here’s a five-track release that dropped right at the end of last month (so the end of 2018). It’s Deezy Da Paperboy with The Midwest Miracle, which you can find streaming on the player embedded below. The last track “Light The Sky” features vocalist from Lincoln, IL, Alexa Redd.
For a long list of what music has recently come out in Springfield, check out our album archive page.
“Punk!” Our friends in the band This Is A Stick Up! based over in Decatur, Illinois recently put out a six track EP called The Dumpster Punk EP – 20 minutes or so of straight forward punk rock music, and you should check it out. You can stream the release on the player below. Also head over to the band’s bancamp page to pay to download the album.
This Is A Stick Up! have no shows lined up in Springfield as of right now as far as we can tell. We are counting this release in our big ol’ Springfield Ultimate Album Archive even though they are a hop and a skip away in Decatur. Stay tuned for more info on our 2018 year-end best of polls very very soon!
This past weekend at the annual Black Sheep Band Lotto a complete shock to us all was the release of a limited run of 25 lathe cut records from band #3, going by the name “EGGMAN”. Tonight we are bringing you the recordings of EGGMAN from that lathe cut record, so even all of you who weren’t lucky enough to pick up this rare piece of Springfield music history can still be fortunate enough to get to listen to the Eggman’s recordings. Stream EGGMAN’S release “Cube Zero” on the player below. There are two tracks for each side of the late cut, but five songs are there total. Also head over to Eggman’s bandcamp page to download the release at your own price.
Eggman does not have any more shows lined up. Will Springfield ever see another Eggman performance? This release does in fact count towards our 2018 list of Springfield releases in our ultimate Springfield album archive.