Incoming: New Chicago Underground Duo LP

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The two gents know of what they speak. Er, play. Watch a video from their previoius album, below.

 Rob Mazurek and Chad Taylor – a/k/a The Chicago Underground Duo – are back with the follow-up to 2012’s Age of Energy. Titled Locus, it’s out on March 25 and is described by their label Northern spy as “pushing the duo into new ground as they experiment with new forms, washes of electronic ambience, beats, and free playing…. Bits of breakbeat and Afropop are heard within the jazz, ambient and electronica elements of their unmistakable grooves. Also in the mix is a Ghanian folk tune and Ennio Morricone played on cornet, drums, mbira, ballophone, bamboo flute and Game Boy.”

 Game Boy, eh? Word up!

To support the record, Chicago Underground Duo are touring North America and celebrating their 17th year playing together:

04/16/14

 Chicago

 – Hideout

04/17/14

 Champagne, IL

– Krannert Art Museum/Krannert Center for the Performing Arts

04/18/14

 Urbana, IL

– University of Illinois at Urbana-Champagne

04/18/14

 Lexington, KY

– Natasha’s  

04/19/14

 Harrisburg, PA

– The Sanctuary @ Second City Church

04/20/14

 Washington, DC

– Bohemian Caverns

04/21/14

 Brooklyn, NY

– Baby’s All Right

04/22/14

 Philadelphia, PA –

Boot and Saddle

04/23/14

 Baltimore, MD –

Windup Space

04/24/14

 Louisville, KY

– Kentucky Museum of Art and Craft

04/25/14  St. Louis, MO – Lemp Neighborhood Arts Center

04/26/14  Iowa City, IA – Trumpet Blossom

04/27/14

 Dubuque, IA

– Eronel

04/29/14

 Kalamazoo, MI

– Wesley Foundation

04/30/14

 Detroit, MI

– Trinosophes – New Detroit Sounds

05/01/14

 Toronto, ON, Canada – The Garrison

05/02/14

 Toledo, OH, Canada- Robinwood Concert House

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