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ChiLights (Local Edition) 9/14/17 – Chris

A few very good friends of mine have released new music from each of their respective bands – Contronyms and Ledge.

Contronyms consists of my buddies Tom Connolly, Dave Baczewski and Dan Synnestvedt. They recorded their EP Hold Up late last year and just released 2 songs off of it. You can check out their SoundCloud below:


My other buddy John Hoffman just released a full length album with his new project called Ledge. John is the former frontman for DeKalb powerviolence band, Weekend Nachos. Ledge swaps out Weekend Nachos’ hardcore sound for a more sludge metal, doom vibe. Pretty brutal stuff. You can check out the album, Cold Hard Concrete on Bandcamp below:


Brand New Release First Album in 8 Years, “Science Fiction”.

BrandNewScienceFictionBrand New unexpectedly dropped their first new album in 8 years entitled Science Fiction last Thursday.  Vinyl pre-orders for the album mysteriously appeared via Instagram early last Tuesday. The first 500 people to pre-order the album on vinyl were overnighted a copy on a 61 minute single-track CD-R. Redditors immediately blew up the Brand New subreddit with track names and artwork they had stumbled upon by using the app Shazam. There’s been a lot of speculation that this will be the band’s last album. If so, it’s a perfect ending.

You can buy the new album on the Procrastinate! Music Traitors site here.

You can also stream the album on Spotify and Apple Music.