The Gnarwaals are an indie pop trio from Chicago that formed in late 2011. They employ a less traditional instrumentation with Ryan Ohm on drums, Marty Kaleta playing keyboards and singing, and bassist Ben Kostecki providing vocals as well. With a retro-y organ as the lead instrument en lieu of a guitar, the result is bursts of minimalist new wave nonchalance suitable for a house show dance party. They joined us for a session to celebrate their latest Magic Hour EP which they recorded to document before Ryan left the country. They played a quick set of eight songs selected from both the new EP and their 2012 album Galaxy Face to the delight of an intimate yet enthusiastic saki store audience. We captured a really solid session from these guys and hope to hear more from them soon.

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Recorded by Matt Irizarry and Justin Sinkovich
Mixed and mastered by Justin Sinkovich