Chicago Reader music writer Peter Margasak sits across the console from Tony Sarabia tonight to share his picks of new releases this month. It's New Sounds featuring tunes from Omara Portuando and 1970's Algerian rai artists.
The Dutch avant punk band the Ex has been around since the late 1970s. The band always had an affinity for folk traditions from around the world and about 15 years ago, the began to get into Ethiopian music.
Chicago Reader music writer Peter Margasak as been coming on the show every third Friday of the month for more than two years now and his selections are as unpredictable as a Chicago spring. This month's New Sounds segment is no exception; a cut from an Inuit artist.