Friday, January 22, 2010

Chicago's Essex Chanel release all music for free download

Photo by Christopher Hiltz

Our ever-creative, multi-talented friend Travis Lee Wiggins has informed us that one of his bands, Essex Chanel, have decided to release all of their music for free download in 2010. As Travis and company are veritable music-making machines, that adds up to 11 albums and 249 songs! Free up some space on your hard drive and get to downloadin' at

Last Fall marked the release of the eighth Essex Chanel LP, Love Is Proximity. The sessions for that project actually yielded over 40 songs, so the band has been putting out the material that didn't make it onto the initial albums in the form of follow-up installments. The third installment is set for release on January 26.

For a taste, here are a few tracks from the Love Is Proximity recordings:

Download mp3: Essex Chanel - "Skinny Dippin'" (from Love Is Proximity)

Download mp3: Essex Chanel - "She Cuts His Hair" (from Love Is Proximity Sessions, Disk 1)

Download mp3: Essex Chanel - "33-2-21" (from Love Is Proximity Sessions, Disk 1)

Also, mark your calendar for a special Essex Chanel string show at Uncommon Ground (1401 West Devon) on Thursday, March 4.

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