Microcosms makes music to question your beliefs to. The Chicago-based alternative rock band blends introspective lyrics with crunchy guitar riffs and pulsating rhythms. Microcosms is most influenced by modern rock artists like Arctic Monkeys, Bully, Cage the Elephant, Courtney Barnett, Portugal. the Man, and Wolf Alice. Their latest single “Forget Us” is a bouncy, vibrant, and energetic middle finger to the fearmongers.
The song “Sweet William” was my entry into the latest EP by The Sweet Maries, a Chicago-based folk duo. Tall Trees and Riverbeds forges a fascinating trail through dark and dreamy folk to feather-light pop music that has your heart turning and face smiling. Walking the line between beautiful and