About Earring

Chicago-based indie-psych duo Earring's fuzzy guitars, sluggish tempos, and lethargic, lost-in-reverb vocals resemble a sludgier version of the slowcore and shoegaze sounds of the '90s. Guitarist/vocalist Jason Balla and drummer Alexander Otake began making music in 2012, gigging around the city and issuing cassettes on the Manic Static label. The duo quickly earned accolades from the underground music press, and they toured across the country, in addition to playing Chicago festivals such as Neon Marshmallow in 2014. In 2015, they signed to Fire Talk, who issued their debut LP, Tunn Star, in 2016. ~ Paul Simpson

    Chicago, IL