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 Darling Suns is a five-piece indie folk rock band out of Chicago. Led by singer and songwriter Robert Krause, the band also includes John Stenger, Sam Rorie, Lindsey Ward and Nate Olson. The band was initially formed solely for the purpose of backing up Krause for live shows, but soon became a band in and of themselves with all the members collaborating. The Darling Suns released their self-titled EP mid 2018 and spent the rest of the year supporting the record in and around Chicago, IL.