With the group’s Great Ideas In Action full length dropping this coming Tuesday, May 1st, Archie Powell And The Exports are out in full support of the effort. The group just held a listening party for the record last night at Township in Logan Square, and tonight, the band headlines Subterranean (tix) for the Great Ideas In Action record release show.
“If Skip Work was cooked medium, this one’s medium rare,” Powell informed CVU of the new record back in January. “It’s louder, meaner, and all around more reflective of how we sound live. Plus I’m pretty sure my mom won’t like a lot of the more aggressive material, which is always a positive.”
Prepare for the show with the newly posted video for Action cut “Crazy Pills,” followed by the group’s recent covers of “Stop Draggin’ My Heart Around” and “Strangers,” as well a clip of the group performing at Audio Tree‘s SXSW 2012 showcase. Those videos all follow frontman Archie Powell’s CVU podcast interview from this year’s SXSW.
This week on the ChicagoVerseUniteD audio podcast: Dynasty Podcasts: The SXSW 2011 Album, featuring interviews recorded or broadcast live on location at this year’s SXSW. Host Jaime Black checks in with YP, Martin Atkins, Show You Suck, Archie Powell of Archie Powell & The Exports, Scattered Trees, and Jessica Galliart and Lenny Gilmore of RedEyeChicago.com! The album also features the podcast of a live Dynasty broadcast featuring Shaun Barrett of The Sound Scene and Amy Dittmeier of Heave Media, recorded at the end of SXSW! Stream or download that podcast album above.
Dynasty Podcasts: The SXSW 2012 Album
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The Chicago MC discusses his deal with Universal Republic and why he’s working harder than ever these days. YP also teases details on his forthcoming project, No Doz.
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The music industry veteran looks back on SXSW’s growth over his time coming to the festival, and discusses his teaching ventures and other projects.
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The group returns to the CVU podcast to tease details about their next forthcoming full length, including a general release period, their new material’s more upbeat sound, and whether they have a title for the record yet.
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Shaun Barrett (The Sound Scene) and Amy Dittmeier (Heave Media) reflect on their SXSW experience in the podcast of a Dynasty live broadcast which streamed at the conclusion of the festival.
ChicagoVerseUniteD is a weekly music and nightlife podcast series, hosted by Jaime Black and recorded out of The Music Garage in Chicago. CVU features interviews with the premier talent and tastemakers in the Chicago music and nightlife communities, and is published through the Dynasty Podcasts network. Follow along on Facebook, Twitter, Bandcamp, Soundcloud, Mixcloud, YouTube, Vimeo, Tumblr, and Posterous.
Archie Powell & The Exports Bring Back March Cover Madness & Hit Windy City Live In Advance Of SXSW Dates
CVU first reported on Archie Powell & The Exports once again embarking on their March Cover Madness back in January, and now, the group’s first cover video of this year’s run has posted online. Putting their treatment on Barbara Lewis‘ “Baby I’m Yours,” the band’s YouTube description of the cut reads below.
American pop standard written by the legendary Van McCoy, first made public by Barbara Lewis in 1965. Basically everyone on the planet has covered this at some point or another.
The band was also just on Windy City Live this week, with that performance directly below. Watch for more March Cover Madness from Archie Powell & The Exports here at CVU. And look for the band’s dates for SXSW and more here, in support of their forthcoming Great Ideas in Action effort, dropping May 1st.
Earlier this year, CVU caught up with Archie Powell & The Exports frontman and namesake Archie Powell, who shared details of the group’s forthcoming full length, Great Ideas in Action, dropping May 1st.
“If (previous effort) Skip Work was cooked medium,”Powell teased of the new effort, “this one’s medium rare. It’s louder, meaner, and all around more reflective of how we sound live. Plus I’m pretty sure my mom won’t like a lot of the more aggressive material, which is always a positive.”
Now, the first single from Great Ideas in Action has hit the web. Entitled “Metronome,” the power pop production is available as a free download below. Watch for a series of live covers to post weekly next month via ExportTv‘s March Cover Madness, followed by a new Exports music video dropping in early April. And catch Archie Powell & The Exports next month at SXSW.
For this month’s ChicagoVerseUniteD cover story, every day in January will preview 2012 plans for a Chicago talent or tastemaker. Today: Archie Powell & The Exports!
Though the group didn’t release a full length in 2011, Archie Powell & The Exports have been keeping busy working on the follow up to 2010′s Skip Work effort. The Chicago pop rock outfit is set to release a new record titled Great Ideas in Action on May 1st, which will coincide with May Day and International Worker Day. In between now and then, a new song and new website are set to launch in February, with Skip Work seeing vinyl release that month as well. Come March, the band will once again partake in March Cover Madness, producing a new cover video per week at ExportTv, in addition to venturing to Austin, TX for SXSW. Then, in April, the group release a new video early in the month.
“If Skip Work was cooked medium, this one’s medium rare,” Powell tells CVU of the forthcoming full length. “It’s louder, meaner, and all around more reflective of how we sound live. Plus I’m pretty sure my mom won’t like a lot of the more aggressive material, which is always a positive.”
Catch Archie Powell & The Exports live on Thursday, January 19th at Quenchers Saloon. And find a link to a download page for “Break Even (La La La),” a Skip Work sessions b-side, followed by the band’s three videos from that effort.
Archie Powell And The Exports have posted a video for the track “Skip Work,” off the band’s 2010 debut album of the same title. The video, which is basically just your run of the mill story about being kidnapped from work by men in ski masks, lands just in time for the group’s Abbey Pub headlining set tonight as part of the Chicago edition of International Pop Overthrow. Watch the “Skip Work” clip below, and tell the band CVU sent you to the Abbey show!
Local blues-punk act Mutts perform at Beat Kitchen tonight, for the release of the band’s third release, The Tells Of Parallels EP, which is set to go up for free download today at the group’s download page. The group features Mike Maimone, keyboardist of Company Of Thieves, on organ, electric piano, and vocals. Also on the Beat Kitchen bill is Archie Powell & The Exports, themselves headlining for the release of their new record, Skip Work. (Check out the CVU preview of that album here.) For more info, check out the show’s Facebook event page, and for a preview of The Tells Of Parallels, check out the raw, blues-soaked kiss-off below that is Mutts’ “Gone,” available for streaming below.
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Archie Powell & The Exports have posted a preview of the group’s forthcoming debut full length, Skip Work, at the outfit’s official Bandcamp page. The track, “Enough About Me,” a bratty and infectious energy-laced rocker, can be streamed or download from the player below.
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Catch the group in Chicago before they leave for tour at their record release performance, happening Friday, October 1st at Beat Kitchen.