Jimmy Whispers is underground pop’s next cult leader. He received coverage in most of Chicago’s major media outlets—and even some notice from Pitchfork—before releasing a single song, thanks to his already-notorious live shows, where he flings himself around while singing along to a tape of himself playing organ.
Beneath all the eccentricity are some solid hooks, and his upcoming album Summer in Pain (out March 24 on Moniker/Field Mates) sounds like classic Strokes run through your grandma’s record collection. But the record is just part of the whole Jimmy Whispers experience, which expands beyond the confines of music and well into performance art and philosophy. The new video for the album’s title track is a good place to get started.
You can pre-orer Summer in Pain here.