Formed in 2015 in Chicago by roommates Max Kakacek and Julien Ehrlich, after their band Smith Westerns broke up, this indie-folk band started off playing live. In 2016 they played the SXSW festival as well as support artists like Tobias Jesso Jr. Now signed by Secretly Canadian and inspired by artists such as Levon Helm and Allen Toussaint, they debuted the song “No Matter Where We Go” in 2016.
Finding a recipe to join soul and blues flavors with their indie-folk sound, their new single is a true fusion of influences. Taken from their upcoming album “SPARK”, expected on September 16th, they took their feelings of anxiety and fear felt during lockdown and turned them into something luminous. With a multitude of electronic magic, this is a laidback brew that you can’t help but love.
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