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PREMIERE: "Stage Fright" By Pool Holograph

Ahead of the official release tomorrow, March 5th, we’re giving you an exclusive first listen to Pool Holograph’s new single “Stage Fright.”

Pool Holograph is Wyatt Grant, Zach Stuckman, Jake Stolz, and Paul Stolz

Pool Holograph is Wyatt Grant, Zach Stuckman, Jake Stolz, and Paul Stolz

Pool Holograph’s lead singer and songwriter Wyatt Grant said the new single was written shortly after the release of their last album Transparent World. “With ‘Stage Fright’ particularly we wanted to focus on making a narrative separate from the supernatural themes of Transparent World. The imagery is that of a drama production (curtains, backdrops, decoys, etc.) in which a character experiences both sides of the fourth wall. The instrumentation was a departure from what we had used in the recent past, using a piano, xylophone, sounds of paper, and some layered acoustics,” Grant adds.

“Stage Fright” will officially be released alongside another single on a 7” split later this Spring through Land and Sea Dept.'s Audial LSD imprint, but take your first listen of the track below!

You can catch Pool Holograph at SXSW this year, including the ANCHR Showcase on March 14th at Shiner’s Saloon— full dates below. They’ll also be preforming at the next ANCHR Chicago showcase at Thalia Hall on March 22nd, tickets and information here.


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