Thursday, June 21, 2012

The Sometimes Family-Fun With Heartbreak

Chicago indie-soul outfit The Sometimes Family will celebrate the release of their new EP, Fun With Heartbreak, with a headlining show at Double Door on Sunday, July 1 (tickets and more info here).

Fun With Heartbreak, which can be streamed on the group's BandCamp page, is six tracks of sweet, soulful pop with a serious jones for '60s/'70s AM radio and pretty vocal harmonies. The music is almost purposefully "twee" and rough around the edges, a far cry from the more polished diva soul of local luminaries JC Brooks & the Uptown Sound, The Congregation and The Right Now. 

Standout cut (and free download) "It's Slow But It Feels Alright" approaches sexy without compromising the band's wholesome mod/geek aesthetic, while the organ-driven "If It's Love" flirts with slow-burn blues and torch song jazz.

Tune in to Radio One on WLUW tonight at 8PM for an in-studio interview with The Sometimes Family.

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