Chicago band Implodes with sonic waves and texture

May 5, 2011

Produced by Eight Forty-Eight

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(Photo courtesy of Kranky Records)
Implodes will host a record release show on Sunday, May 8, at Lincoln Hall.
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Implodes at WBEZ
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Implodes guitarist Matt Jencik
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Implodes bassist Emily Elhaj
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Implodes guitarist Ken Camden
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Implodes drummer Justin Rathell

The members of local band Implodes obviously play music together but they have a number of other things in common: Three of them hail from Pittsburgh and three of them work together at Reckless Records in Lakeview. Their shared roots and day jobs have helped create a laid-back atmosphere within the band, which is fitting, because atmosphere is key to the sound of Implodes.

The group spoke to Eight Forty-Eight's Alison Cuddy and performed several of their songs in the Jim and Kay Mabie Performance Studio.

The band will host a record release show on Sunday, May 8, at Lincoln Hall.


Listen to the track "Oxblood" from Implodes' debut album Black Earth.Implodes Song3.mp3