Chicago hosts an underbelly

of talented artists

churning out

quality content

at an alarming rate.

Some of it flies

beneath my radar

while other projects

I scoop up and hold close.

The latter is the case

for Swan Lake,

a fifteen song

growling, snarling project

between vocalist LIP!

and producer Nancy.

With features

from MDMC members

as well as assistance

from Jasper MacRae,

the whole project

takes on a subculture

you can't find elsewhere

in Chicago.

It's a strange haze

daydream perfect

for battling the high seas.