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Bio

Engine Summer is a 3-member rock & punk band from Chicago, IL that started playing together [in it’s current form] in 2016, and is probably best summed up by Comeherefloyd’s 2019 article:

Laundry, food shopping, late lunch, and liquor. All culminating to a crescendo of mitigating circumstances, funneled to an evening of fun with friends and maybe, Bob.

Hooray.

The Chicago based band, proudly states that they are influenced by: an older version of photoshop, being stuck in traffic, bars with pinball machines, & bugs in our apartments.

Engine Summer have become a regular in Chicago’s indie clubs, and have also branched out nationally with 2 tours of the East Coast, a recent trip to Denver, a Daytrotter session, and opening slots for Ra Ra Riot, Bodega, Acquaintances (members of Don Caballero) and Baked (members of Titus Andronicus). Their most recent release Indiana was mastered by Dion Lunadon of A Place to Bury Strangers.

Engine Summer also posts a lo-fi video series called Malört Time chronicling their DIY tours, trials and tribulations.

Releases

Indiana (2019)    is a boozy, groovy, noise punk underdog tale, paying homage to 80s DIY punk, 90s lo-fi indie, and ambient hypnotic rock like Deerhunter, Can and LCD Soundsystem.    — Bruce Berry

Indiana (2019) is a boozy, groovy, noise punk underdog tale, paying homage to 80s DIY punk, 90s lo-fi indie, and ambient hypnotic rock like Deerhunter, Can and LCD Soundsystem.

— Bruce Berry

Listening to    Trophy Kids (2017)   , can be equated to cracking open a piñata – though instead of a myriad of colorful candies bursting out of a paper mache structure, Trophy Kids unleashes a welcome variety of groove, edge, dynamics, tone, and color.    — Amplify Magazine

Listening to Trophy Kids (2017), can be equated to cracking open a piñata – though instead of a myriad of colorful candies bursting out of a paper mache structure, Trophy Kids unleashes a welcome variety of groove, edge, dynamics, tone, and color.

— Amplify Magazine

Press/Quotes

“Trophy Kids is a ripper of a record… Catchy, hooky, groovy – it’s all at once a throwback to the 1990s and then to the 1960s garage-rock that informed some of the pre- and post-grunge, nearly twee offerings.” Simon Sweetman, Off The Tracks

“...no-frills, stop before it feels forced approach that they take to songwriting. That’s something that very few bands can pull off, and honestly, it feels refreshing.” Substream Magazine


“Just groovy, psychedelic sounds there. Very jangly 60s garage rock…” James VanOsdol, 101.1 WKQX

”Engine Summer is a great set of boys. They always leave the toilet seat down.” Aunt Dolores

Videos

Photos

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