It seems to be the one album that stays on repeat in my iTunes music library this minute. Company of Thieves recently broke out into the semi-mainstream scene with their first single, "Oscar Wilde", but it was their acoustic recordings that really caught my attention. It's upbeat, it's earthy, and it sure is catchy. This trio from Chicago, IL may be relatively new, but apparently their following is strong and constantly growing...especially in the Windy City. Company of Thieves last appearance in Chicago at the Bottom Lounge was crowded and a rowdy group of supporters made for a fantastic show. Their upcoming show on July 26th at the Wicker Park Fest should not be missed. It combines my two favorite things (outdoor shows and fried food/beer) plus the tickets are only $5 (suggested donation). How can you pass up such a deal?
Download it: "In Passing (Acoustic) / "Quiet on the Front" / "Oscar Wilde"