Cranklin Moth (tomorrow’s post) led me to The Changes the other day (members of Cranklin Moth used to perform with members of The Changes). The Changes have been one of the highest profile bands in Chicago of late. Their manager is a booker at that renowned music institution known as Cabaret Metro and they have had numerous opening slots in front of some of the best bands that come to Chicago (Stephen Malkmus, The Futureheads and Walkmen).
Their music is polished and new wavey in a good way. The production quality on their new ep is also consistently good (even listening to it on the tiny speakers in my IBook). After all the lo-fi I listen to it’s refreshing to hear a little snap crackle and pop occasionally. Their biggest break yet was their recent appearance at Lollapooza (a show that has been getting rave reviews). You can see The Changes every Monday night in August at Schubas along with a revolving mix of special guests. Buy their new ep here.