For this month’s ChicagoVerseUniteD cover story, every day in January will preview a different local artist’s plans for 2011. Today: I Can Hear Myself Levitate!
Chicago art rock outfit I Can Hear Myself Levitate may have released its debut EP, the tuneful and hardcore-hinting What Is Left, this past May, but the band is still moving off its momentum. With an interview on last night’s Local 101 and a headlining spot this Friday, January 14th at Reggie’s, the five-man outfit is making moves in the present and looking ahead towards the future. “We have been busy polishing our sound and style, fueled by the momentum from our debut EP,” drummer Brad McQuade has informed CVU. “Our sophomore EP, A City Submerged, will showcase more of the rich, rhythmic layers and dark energy of What Is Left but with a more mature conceptual-unity throughout. Scheduled for a late-spring release, A City Submerged tells the story of a city’s demise brought on by a leader’s lack of dignity, morality and selflessness. Filling-out our lineup with two new members has allowed us to further explore the combination of subtle and explosive dynamics, avant-garde structures and wall-of-sound crescendos to create an album that is driven, mature and polished, yet so very raw.”
For more from ICHML, head to the act’s Bandcamp page to check out the prog-leaning What Is Left EP. And stream frontman Chris Pacific’s Local 101 interview from last night below.