Premiere: The Inventors- “Fire”

The last couple of months have been a time of evolution for The Inventors. The Chicago rock band comprised of lead vocalist Joe Mango, bassist Nicholas Kieta and lead guitarist Ray Skamay have turned their trio into a foursome with the addition of drummer Tommy Mendoza, taking Mango off mandatory double duty. They’ve also been working on putting together new music and have recently released their first of three singles, “10’s and 9’s” via Amplify Music. The singles are part of their debut full-length LP Counting Backwards, set for release this coming winter. The album was recorded by Matt Cerritos at Shirk Studios in Chicago.

Their second single, “Fire” opens with a beautifully simplistic guitar line before being joined by light percussion and vocals. The energy takes off entering into each round of the chorus, looping the lines “You’re on fire baby/ You are/ You are”. The piece is an easy listen and look into the new direction of The Inventors.

 

Check out our profile on The Inventors from earlier this year to learn more about the band.

Premiere: August Hotel- “Michigan Again”

August Hotel has released their first single “Michigan Again” from their upcoming EP Charms, which will be available on September 22.

The Chicago-based band describes their new single as upbeat, shimmery, dancey, fun and very different than their previous single “12 am”, which has been streamed nearly 100,000 times since its release last year.

Learn more about the band and their new music by reading our recent Q&A with the indie-pop group.

 

August Hotel’s next show will be on Wednesday, August 16 at Reggies. The night will also include performances by Glass House Point, Ember Oceans and Friday Pilots Club.