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Lena Sutter, modern cults, Justis James

  • Uncommon Ground (Edgewater) 1401 West Devon Avenue Chicago, IL, 60660 United States (map)


Lena Sutter is, at her core, a midwestern girl. The quintessential "small town kid moves to the big city" story, her folksy singer songwriter upbringing fuses with a new taste for electronics on her debut album, "Some Songs I Wrote In College." With inspirations like Bon Iver, St. Vincent, Julien Baker, and Mitski, her careful lyrical webs and investigative guitar tones are concrete but evocative, grounded with a sense of mysticism. Putting her sound engineering degree to work, Lena wrote, tracked, and mixed the entire record, giving her an entirely blank canvas to begin shaping her own sound and style. Lena is signed to Raisin Toast, an up and coming record label seeking to lower the barrier to entry for passionate, interesting musicians.


modern cults is an alternative-indie influenced artist, who delicately plays with tones, guitar chords and vocals that create a hazy disposition, for a spiritual intent. Ryan Orda, the one and only member of the band, writes and records all of his music in his tiny studio apartment.


Justis James is an independent artist from Chicago; he writes and records in experimental project Multiplex, and also creates content and curates visual art for DIY collective (Un)Happiness Chicago. For fans of Bon Iver, Animal Collective, and Neutral Milk Hotel.


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