Late Nite Laundry
Indie (if need to be more specific, indie-rock or psychedelic)
For Fans Of... Crumb, Inner Wave, Dumbo Gets Mad
Chicago psychedelic soul quartet Late Nite Laundry is a band where each member is integral to their songwriting and sound. While they began as a five-piece in 2019, the group restructured when their former vocalist left amid the pandemic in early 2020, forcing the rest of the band to find their footing again but becoming a tighter unit as a result.
Guitarist Ari Lindo and bassist (and the band’s designer) Emily Burlew have joined forces on vocals while keyboardist Brenden Cabrera is the band's resident engineer and producer. Drummer Alex Santilli, who has joined the stage for artists such as KAINA and Thee Sacred Souls, also contributes to the songwriting process with the rest of the band.
The Chicago Tribune summed up the past few years for the band well when they wrote, “Late Nite Laundry is recovering from a lot, but the Chicago band is forging ahead with its psychedelic soul sound.” Now a few years later, they released their self-titled EP in fall 2022 via Acrophase (Ginger Root, V.V. Lightbody, King Pari), and it's been as much of a restart as much as a statement that they’re here to stay.