Hek Hernandez’s 1982 album release & show


It’s been awhile since I posted here, or had much of any presence on the internet for that matter. I’ve been enjoying a simpler life, away from the torrent of fleeting digital minutiae. I’m happy to be focused on the everyday work of actually creating music, not just talking about creating it.

One of the projects I recently worked on was a collaboration for my friend Hek Hernandez’s album, 1982. I wrote lyrics for & sang on “Reaction,” the final track on the album. It was a very enjoyable experience, and was more or less my first collaboration with another artist – certainly my first collaboration in the role of “vocalist.”

1982 is an electronic/hip hop album that takes thematic and stylistic cues from contemporary art, high fashion, trends in pop and underground music, and the beautiful city of Chicago. I’m proud to be a part of it.

Go download the whole album for free on his website:

Also, tonight is the album release show at Transistor in Lakeview. It will feature a live performance by Hek, as well as a DJ set by Supertoy, another great Chicago producer/MC. Show details are below.

By the way, Transistor is an amazing boutique shop I played at a few months ago that sells books, art, cameras, and custom electronics, and regularly hosts shows by local and international musicians. If you want to see a truly unique Chicago spot, be sure to check it out.


Hek Hernadez: 1982
Album Release Party

Hek Hernandez (live)
Supertoy (DJ)

3441 N. Broadway

7 pm
Free, BYOB

Free download of Shadow Relics, through Monday 8/20 + new merch store

It’s my birthday weekend, and to show my appreciation for everyone who listens to my music (or might like to), I’m making my album Shadow Relics available as a free digital download through Monday (8/20).

If you haven’t grabbed it yet, now’s your chance! It’s also a perfect opportunity to share the album with any musicophile friends who might be interested.

Just head to the Shadow Relics Bandcamp page, click Buy Now, enter in the price ($0 if you want the free download), and proceed as usual. Of course, you can still also pay for it if you feel so inclined, and the $8 Limited Edition CD featuring beautiful full-color photographs of Antarctica is also still available there. :)

The Limited Edition Shadow Relics DVD is also nearing completion, so stay tuned for news on that. And speaking of which…

Rainbo Video merch and Æ art available through Bandcamp

Now that Bandcamp has added the option to sell physical goods, I’ll also be selling my non-musical merchandise and art (DVDs, paintings, prints, photos, etc.) in the Rainbo Video merch store. I recently added my acrylic painting Critical Theory #3, and will definitely post updates when more items are available.

Have a great weekend!