((Bound Stems)) Band Profile and Upcoming New York City Concerts - Oh My Rockness

Chicago's Bound Stems features four old high school friends and a guy who used to be in Harvey Danger (you know, they had that one big song that I can't remember right now). Their spanking new debut EP on Flameshovel Records (Chin Up Chin Up, Narrator, Make Believe and many more things awesome) is 26 minutes of fuzzy, tricky-time-signature pop, featuring raspy vocals over scattered and distorted guitars.

They have been compared to a weirder Walkmen, The Arcade Fire (ehhhh, possibly), and even the Dead Milkmen (which would definitely light up the eyes of Rockness' own, Claire Freeman. She loves that band for some reason). Overall, Bound Stems is just further proof that a musical Renaissance is happening in Chicago. Even Paul Konerko re-signed with the White Sox and Ben Wallace became a Bull because they're such big fans of this band.
Published April 23, 2009
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