“Greatest Lakes is a four-piece rock/folk band that calls our fair city by the lake home. The band’s intricately layered vocals certainly stand out first, but don’t sleep on the guitar craftsmanship and the sometimes-driving rhythm section that doesn’t rely on any obvious accents. In fact, don’t sleep on this band at all.” – WMSE Sonic Diet
Minor Characters is an indie act from Chicago whose music is a mixture of well-crafted songwriting, pop sensibility, and a rare earnestness that’s difficult to overlook. The resulting combination is a carefully composed sound with classic pop leanings that ends up sounding both familiar and fresh.