well, well, well, this is really a surprise! a great one, mind you. one of chicago’s best local bands, well they were at one time at least, cause now they’re in portland, but riviera is releasing a new five song ep in decemeber/january entitled watching western skies. most likely unless youre a fan of glorious noise, derek phillips is one of, or is the founder of said site, or lived in chicago, you probably havent heard of these gents, but now’s your chance to hop on the train. i was and still am a huge fan of their 05 release at the end of the american century and contains one of my favorite songs of the past ten years, “your american past.” during their stint in chicago they opened for the likes of tweedy, son volt, califone, etc… if these guys trust the men of riviera, shouldnt you? definitely loving the new song, see down there, and ive also included “your american past” for your listening pleasure.
Posted by doubter on Wednesday, October 26th, 2011