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Many Places Release New EP, Will Play Pre-SXSW Show

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As digital music releases grow more and more prevalent, the process of composing an actual album -- designing the packaging art, arranging the track list, etc. -- seems to fall by the wayside. Even the title of a release is a key element.

Primary member and songwriter of Chicago four-piece Many Places Kevin Rieg seems to get that. The title of his band's new EP Home + Departed is an apt description of the five tracks on the release. Recorded in just two days, Home + Departed has the comfortable, homestyle appeal of many Midwestern indie/folk acts, however there is a decisive feeling of sadness, perhaps even withdrawal, in these songs.

If you don't listen to this EP and think to yourself at least once "Wow, this guy kinda sounds like Dave Matthews," you might have a hearing problem. Though Rieg's warbling vocals resemble that of Matthews', his songs are much sharper and less based in jam-rock. So even if DMB isn't your thing (much like this writer), you're still due for a listen.

Before Many Places jet off to Austin, Texas, for SXSW, they'll be hitting the stage at the Hideout this Friday, March 1. The show starts at 10pm and tickets are just $8. Leave the kiddies at home. This show is 21+

 
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