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Exclusive: Premiere of SONOI's "Cotton" from Tropics of Holland

Chicago's SONOI drops their second album, Tropics of Holland, on March 13, 2012. In great anticipation of a new collection by the local sonic dreamers, we're thrilled to offer up an exclusive premiere of this new track, "Cotton." Filled with spare guitar looping with jangly, Eastern-inspired rhythms, "Cotton" is a fluid, tantra-like tune. Without a pretentious edge, the song is equally something you can bob to in a cafe, or jog to on the treadmill — all with a goofy grin on your face.

SONOI is currently comprised of Adam Busch (Manishevitz) on guitars and vocals, and Ryan Hembrey (Manishevitz) on bass and keyboards with drummer Pierce Doerr. Sadly, the band's upcoming Hideout show will be their last show with Doerr. Take a listen to the track, and head out to their upcoming Hideout show to hear more by the trio, live. You can also purchase Tropics of Holland in advance of the official release on mp3 or limited edition 180 gram vinyl from the band's website.

Cotton by Sonoi by PMA

Check out SONOI live at The Hideout on March 15, opening up for Chandeliers along with Deep Sleep. Tickets are $8. 21+. The Hideout is located at 1354 W. Wabansia Ave.

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