For this month’s ChicagoVerseUniteD cover story, every day in January will preview 2012 plans for a Chicago talent or tastemaker. Today: Loyal Divide!
2011 proved to be a banner year for CVU regulars Loyal Divide, with the group performing at North Coast Music Festival and releasing their long-awaited full length debut, Bodice Ripper. (With that record just last month making CVU’s top albums of 2011 list.) Since that time, the band has had time to work on new music, as they tell CVU in a series of group statements.
“We are constantly working on new music,” the band informs the site. “We have the demos ready for album two, but we have no feel for how long those finishing details will take.”
“Our new music is looser,” the group continues. “The bass guitar is the main instrument in most tracks, and there are more punchlines.”
At this point, the band doesn’t have a release date for any new music, reporting “We’re in the very early stages of figuring out what we are going to release next.”
“We are going to wake up everyday and work on music,” the band affirms. “Hopefully something comes together sooner than later.”
In other news, the group is looking towards a remix record release next month, featuring a slew of talent including local acts BBU and Netherfriends, according to Impose. In more unfortunate Loyal Divide news, the band’s touring van was recently stolen. The band has since turned to Twitter make a plea for a temporary vehicle.
Find the haunting Bodice Ripper b-side “Otto,” featuring vocals from Automata‘s Rachel Sarah Thomas, streaming below, via Prefix. Or purchase the track on iTunes, alongside album b-side “Lover I Can Tell You.” “Otto” follows the group’s CVU podcast interview in support of Bodice Ripper, in which the group discusses that track’s exclusion from the album.