Milwaukee and San Diego are, respectively, not that far and pretty damned far from Chicago. Yet you wouldn't know that from the sound of the latest records by Pele and Tristeza. Both bands bank on the Windy City's current calling card--in short, the noodly, guitar-based instrumental music a friend calls "snorecore"--as though it were going down in their own backyards. Each succeeds in its way, but, as in any correspondence course, the fruits of labor are ripe... More >>>
Pele is from Milwaukee, but it wishes it was from Chicago. Don't we all?