48 – Eleventh Dream Day

Regular readers will probably be aware of my chronic lack of appreciation – or awareness – of bands from foreign shores who’ve had little exposure over here in the UK. (See previous posts about Metric, Bell X1 and Veruca Salt, amongst others, for more examples).

So here’s another to add to the list. Chicago rockers Eleventh Day Dream. Described as one of the most resilient and under-appreciated acts to arise from the Midwestern underground circuit, they’ve been going since the 80s and are still rocking it hard today. Last year saw the release of their latest album Works for Tomorrow, and it’s this LP that I’ve taken today’s song from.

This is Requiem For 4 Chambers – a sleazy, blues-y piece of guitar goodness that sounds like it’s been doused in Jim Beam and left to stew in its own filth. Great vocal performance too, kind of like Franz Ferdinand’s Alex Kapranos on a post-bender comedown.

(no video though. Sorry!)

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