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Back in May, Chandeliers came by the WNUR studios to record an Airplay session. You can hear the whole thing on Airplay’s website. Here’s what they’ve got to say about Chandeliers:

What happens when you put four guys from the Chicago art-rock scene into a band together? Chandeliers. What do they sound like? Well, using sound machines and synthesizers, Chandeliers describe their sound as “shimmering, beach-ready electronic jams” and listening to their tracks one can’t argue with that. Attempting to identify the origin of their sound one is forced to think of Krautrockers, post-disco dream teams, and funk kings, but one thing is certain, this Chicago quartet has a sound all unto their own. Garnering positive reviews for their past three albums from the likes of XLR8R, 20 Jazz Funk Greats, and The Wire, Chandeliers is a group to keep your eyes and ears on.

Check the video and see for yourself. Our thanks to Matt Ludwig, who shot and edited the video; and to Ethan Simonoff, who recorded the audio.

In case you didn’t notice, Sonic Celluloid is coming really, really soon (May 18! This Friday!). We’ve got a great line-up of local artists coming to play, including headliner Cleared and openers Wume and Good Willsmith. It’s happening at the Block Cinema, and you can find all the details at the Facebook event page. We think it’ll be a real eye-opening experience.

So with that in mind, we thought we’d share a video we put together when Wume came to the studio a few weeks back for an Airplay set. You can check out the whole set on Airplay’s website here.

We’ve got some more video coming from Airplay and the rest of station in the near future, so stay tuned!

Maps & Atlases stopped by the WNUR studios this past Tuesday, performing a stripped-down acoustic set in anticipation of their upcoming show.  They’ll be headlining at Metro this Friday to kick off their US tour.  Tickets are $16 and doors open at 8PM.

Maps & Atases In-Studio Performance

Be sure to download the exclusive mp3 from part of their performance below.  As always, you can stream all of WNUR’s in-studio performances (including this one!) on the Airplay archive page here.  Stay tuned for more exclusive in-studio mp3 releases in the future!

Fever (WNUR Live In-Studio) by Maps & Atlases — Right click to ‘save as…’ to download.