Chicago trio Luggage channel the sound of their city on their new single Blurred, which is lifted from their new album ‘Shift’ that will be released on November 22. Listen to Blurred via Bandcamp below.
Whatever the cause, there’s a history of no-frills, tension-baiting underground rock in Chicago, and Luggage are the latest torchbearers of that lineage. The band members’ disciplined restraint and frequency-specific contributions allow the listener to hear every instrument, every nuance, and every tonal deviation. The calculated limitations on ‘Shift’ not only serve to capture Luggage in their purest state, they capture the entire essence of Chicago. It’s as imposing, rigid, and cold as their environment, but also thrives with life within the confines of its monolithic constructions.
Recorded at Electrical Audio in Chicago with Matthew Barnhart (Shearwater, The New Year) handling the engineering duties, ‘Shift’ was recorded almost entirely live (with the exception of vocals and a few minor overdubbed embellishments). As a result, ‘Shift’ bears Electrical Audio’s trademark hi-fidelity perfection and organic purity. ‘Shift’ will be released November 22nd via Corpse Flower Records and is available for pre-order here.
Luggage will be on the road in support of the album later this month – tour dates are below
Nov 27, Chicago, IL. Empty Bottle (record release show)
Dec 2, Detroit, MI. Outer Limits
Dec 4, Kingston, NY. Tubby’s
Dec 5, New York, NY. Trans Pecos
Dec 6, Columbus, OH. Cafe Bourdon Street