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Local Releases: Chicken Vandals Being Rude

New albums from Crook & the Bluff, The Chickens, Mr. Vandal and more

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We're halfway through the month and the release shows are picking up as bands look to be getting albums out before the holiday happens. Local music isn't that bad of a gift if you love what you listen to. We have five to chat about today, three of which are having album-release shows. We'll start with Mr. Vandal, an SLC producer who has been creating his own brand of dirty dubstep and hip-hop music since 2011. He has released three EPs so far, the most recent of which was the Assassination EP from October 2013. His fourth EP, Rude, was quietly released last week for $4 on Bandcamp.

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Next up we have the debut album from The Wednesday Lion. This is an SLC-based project from musician Drew Harris that features a rotating cast of contributing musicians. They’ve created an alternative-folk sound that leans more to the easy-listening side of things. The Wednesday Lion’s self-titled debut album features James Thomer and Derek Pinnell as the session musicians, and was mastered by Jeremy Harris of Kid Cadaver. You can download it for $7 on Bandcamp.

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Moving onto release shows, on Saturday at Bar Deluxe, we'll see the latest album from The Chickens. The six-piece acid-jazz band from SLC have been together for roughly five years now, and are known for making their live shows an interactive event. I still have fond memories of Brad McCarley dancing in a white suit while eating KFC onstage during a show at The Urban Lounge. Their latest release, Beyond the Starhole, will be released tomorrow night at Bar Deluxe, and Swantourage will open the show. Tickets are only $6, and the doors open at 9 p.m.

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And finally, on Wednesday, Dec. 17, we’ll see the latest album from September Say Goodbye. This is a six-piece alternative band from Logan who have made the effort to travel beyond Cache County and make a name for themselves in Provo and SLC. The band released an EP in September 2013 called You’re Lucky It’s the Weekend, but since it could be purchased only on Big Cartel and wasn't available in a digital format, the album didn’t get much play. The band will be releasing their first full-length album, which as of this post the band still don’t have a title or artwork for! So those of you going to their release show at the Whittier Community Center next week will be in for a surprise on multiple levels. As soon as we have more info, we’ll post about it here. The group My New Mistress will be opening the show. Tickets are just $5, and the doors open at 6:30 p.m.

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Love music, head out and buy local!