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PREMIERE: "All You Got" by Modern Vices

Today, Modern Vices shares their new music video for “All You Got,” the lead single off their upcoming album If Only. The new music marks a return for the Chicago band, delivering their sophomore effort as a follow up to their 2014 self-titled debut.

Photo by Kevin Allen

Photo by Kevin Allen

For their highly anticipated follow up, the band primarily worked in their hometown, experimenting with self-production and analog recording at Treehouse Records, which guitarist Peter Scoville says allowed them to approach the recording process from a new angle. For the first album, the band made an DIY record with limited gear, but for If Only, Scoville says, “This time we were able to explore the studio and experiment with different equipment and work in different settings.” In addition to experimenting with advanced gear, the band also ventured out of the city to Nashville and Bowling Green, where they recorded in different studios with new producers in order to also expand upon their writing techniques. “Working with others present really helped to push ourselves harder as songwriters, both in and out of the studio,” says bassist and keyboardist Miles Kalchik. “Having an outside ear to our sound meant we could take a step back on what certain songs needed structurally or sonically and fully flesh out new ideas to their fullest potential.”

Combining their years of experience playing music together and their refreshed approach to songwriting and recording, If Only also sees the band come into a more stylized and refined space, while still maintaining their original intentions. “Lyrically and instrumentally this record displays the different rhythms of love and emotion,” says vocalist Alex Rebek. “One song may be about a friend while the other is about someone closer or something experienced in a dream. The complexity of love and emotion may seem infinite, but expressing it thoroughly through music is our way to shed light on a specific feeling.”

The band will celebrate If Only’s October 24th release date with a show at Schubas. Get ready for the new era of Modern Vices by getting your first look at the video for “All You Got” below.

If Only Tracklist:

1) Of The Night

2) All You Got

3) The Moment

4) Not A Problem

5) If Only

6) For Yourself

7) Telephone TV

8) On My Side

9) Alora

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New Music Friday 10/13

This week's New Music Friday is packed with the goods...especially from some hometown bands. Chicago's own Melkbelly and Pool Holograph both released new albums, while Modern Vices put out a new song. You can catch Melkbelly celebrating the release at The Hideout tonight, and Pool Holograph is playing a free show at Schubas on Monday. Courtney Barnett and Kurt Vile's highly anticipated collab album is also finally here, along with new records from the legends Beck and St. Vincent. On the singles front, pop queens Emily Warren, Bishop Briggs, and DAGNY all put out new tracks this week. Our new favorites from NYC, The Fluids, teased their upcoming album as well with a new track, and our pals Foreign Air put out their first song since April. Yoke Lore and Cara Salimando also released stunning covers, putting their own touch on popular songs. Tune into all that and more below!

Modern Vices- "If Only"

Cara Salimando- "Nothings Gonna Hurt You Baby" (Cigarettes After Sex Cover)


Emily Warren- "Poking Holes"

Foreign Air-"Lying"

Yoke Lore- "Truly Madly Deeply" (Savage Garden cover)

Anna Burch- "2 Cool 2 Care"

Porches- "Country"

The Fluids- "Just Like Me"


Dagny- "Love You Like That"

Bishop Briggs- "Dream"

Julien Baker- "Turn Out the Lights"

Albin Lee Meldau- "Same Boat"

Dizzy- "Stars and Moons"

Cold War Kids- "So Tied Up"

King Krule- The Ooz

Beck- Colors

Courtney Barnett & Kurt Vile- Lotta Sea Lice


Melkbelly- Nothing Valley

Pool Holograph- Transparent World