Midwestern Dirt – “The Aaron Waters Show”


Ahead of an album release this summer, Chicago indie-rockers Midwestern Dirt put out the soaring single “The Aaron Waters Show” today. Born from a New Order-esque guitar riff, the track evolved into a slow-burning, jangly indie-rocker with a touch of psychedelia. “The initial demo I created on my own was much more post-punk sounding than what you hear on the record,” says singer/songwriter Patrick Kapp.

Per the band, the track’s title “takes its inspiration from the annual Air & Water Show occurring every summer in Chicago.”

Look out for the band’s new album, Twilight at a Burning Hill, on August 18th, accompanied by an album release show at Beat Kitchen in Chicago, followed by a Milwaukee gig on August 19th.

This and other tracks featured this month can be streamed on the updating Obscure Sound’s ‘Best of June 2023’ Spotify playlist.

Mike Mineo

I'm the founder/editor of Obscure Sound, which was formed in 2006. Previously, I wrote for PopMatters and Stylus Magazine.

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1 Comment

  1. I’m really loving this track. It stays in my head. And I love the pun with the Air and Water show.

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