CUSP Magazine: Winter Issue 2014

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Photography courtesy of The Lemons

MUSIC SPOTLIGHT//THE LEMONS

THE LEMONS

SWEET BUT NEVER SOUR: CHICAGO’S NEWEST DARLING BAND

Written by Liz Peterson

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The Lemons are as local as your favorite coffee shop and have no intention of straying away. Their

latest album, “Hello We’re the Lemons”, was released this September and is described on their bandcamp

page as “Fourteen pop songs about animals, friends, and foods.”

Although the songs blend together into one euphoric dance track (if you were alive and listened

to underground punk in the 1960s), no single song on the album exceeds one minute and thirty seconds.

Their preference for the short and sweet originates from their days writing jingles for Logan Square

Businesses. Small business and indie record labels have allowed The Lemons to find a self-sustaining niche

in making music. They’ve released most of their albums on tapes, which is growing to be a good market

for local bands because they can sell their albums at a more affordable price while maintaining an analog

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