Chicago Underground Duo founding members Rob Mazurek and Chad Taylor have apparently decided the “thrill” is gone. Celebrating their 15th year of existence, Mazurek and Taylor have decided to make the jump from their long-standing relationship with Chicago’s Thrill Jockey for Brooklyn’s Northern Spy. The label, ably run by Tom Abbs, Adam Downey, and crew, is home to such luminaries as Bird Names, Extra Life, the Charles Gayle Trio, Haunted House, and ZS.
The Duo’s debut for Northern Spy, their sixth LP overall, is titled Age of Energy and is due March 13. Northern Spy tattles that the new LP, “recorded live in the studio with very few overdubs,” was conceived during live shows a couple years ago. Mazurek and Taylor, who are certainly no slouches, play everything you’ll hear on the new LP, which features both nods to traditional Zimbabwean music and “overdriven electronics.” Tasty.
The Duo’s only announced tourdate so far is a record release party on March 15 at Union Pool in Brooklyn, NY. Check out the LP’s final track, “Moon Debris,” here:
Age of Energy tracklist:
01. Wind Sweeping Pines
02. It’s Alright
03. Castle In Your Heart
04. My Wife
05. Moon Debris
• Chicago Underground Duo: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chicago_Underground_Duo
• Northern Spy: http://northern-spy.com