After posting the raucous demo of Windy City fourpiece Split Feet, the fierceness of the Chicago scene magically started to unravel right before our eyes. Blizzard Babies, an old favorite of ours when we saw them in the early summer at Ladyfest Philly, still held a pretty steadfast spot in our mind, and the consistently high performing output of both BLVD and HoZac Records made it so we didn't even have to leave our fair New York to hear about what was going down in the Chicagoland area. Now another Chicago native band is coming our way, with their second release on the radar next week, and with a first single as sharp and biting as “Kill The Mouth”, you'll wonder what they've got in the hot dog water out in the Midwest. Fake Limbs have all the demonstrative staples of an intellectual post-punk band with that bass that bursts practically through the walls, as well as lyrics that make you yearn for a clique as sharp and confrontational as these guys, not to mention guest vocals from some pretty important Chicago friends.
Stream “Kill The Mouth” below. Fake Limbs will release their sophomore record, The Power of Patrician Upbringing, on BLVD Records on November 15.