Wendyfix We Have The Cracks

Release Date 01/12/2018

(Carpark Records)

Chicago 1993 – ask any indie music obsessive about that time and place and they might go on about Touch and Go, Drag City, Steve Albini, Tortoise, Jim O’Rourke, and many others. It was a golden age for music in Chicago.

Yet on the geographical and formal edges of this cultural maelstrom was a group of young college students taking a different approach. Fusing together indie Anglophilia (New Order, Psychedelic Furs, Swervedriver) and the sensitive-emo of loud/quiet acts like Slint and Bedhead, Wendyfix was a blacksheep tilting at windmills  in the chicago indie music zeitgeist.

Formed by a trio of college radio DJs from Northwestern University, the band played numerous house parties in Evanston and around Chicago before going on to play the usual haunts like the Lounge Ax, the Metro, and the brand new Empty Bottle. 

Things seemed to be on the up and up but then the band members graduated college and things fell apart.  All that was left was two recording sessions at King Size Studios in Chicago, and two one-off recordings for compilations.  A seven inch with two songs was released at the time, but until now most of the music has been unavailable.