Back in February it was announced that Chicago’s post-punk duo, Bellhead, were entering the studio to record their follow up to 2019’s Fire Control and Runaway Ep’s. In recording “Unicorn Bones”, the band once again worked with the team of Neil Strauch (production/ technical assistance of Iron and Wine, Counting Crows, Owls, Joan of Arc, Walking Bicycles) and had it mastered by Carl Saff (production/ technical assistance on Acid Mothers Temple, Smoking Popes, Red Fang, Guided by Voices).
The lead single off of the upcoming “Unicorn Bones”, off of their eponymous EP, was debuted on Sunday 5/31 at 9pm on Demo 312-101 WKQX which is hosted by airwaves veteran James VanOsdol (WXRT, the Loop, Cumulus Media, WZZN radio, Car Con Carne). Bellhead have been on heavy rotation on Demo 312 since releasing their previous 2 singles and weekly are one of the most requested local acts on the station.
Following the debut on WKQX this past May 31st, the “Unicorn Bones” single was made available exclusively on bandcamp June 1st, with other digital formats soon following. The full 5 track EP was released on both physical and digital formats on July 20th.
Bellhead are a Post-Punk duo made up of two Chicago music scene veterans who have left their mark across the tattered music landscape . Consisting of High Bass/ Lead Vocalist Ivan Russia, formerly of the infamous Ahab Rex, Mr. Russia, and Sheriff Scabs; partnering with Low Bass/Vocalist Karen Righeimer- who has been a member of bands such as Fashion Bomb, Team Cybergeist, W.O.R.M, and Bethany Thomas. In just a short period of time Bellhead have landed tracks on such high profile compilations such as Electronic Saviors vol.6, Reflection, DSBP’s Industrial Assault vol. 7 and Side-line magazines Face the Beat vol 5.