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The Imperial Sound


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    June July and August
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    Yesterday - Nora O'Connor
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    The Quarry - Kathy Ruestow
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    Tracing the Lines
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The Imperial Sound is a pop band with roots in 1970’s AM radio, Chicago soul, and classic rock songcraft.
Kenn Goodman (keyboards) and Rick Mosher (guitars and vocals) have for years been partners in a variety of musical ventures, from the Chicago-based Pravda Records store and label to the legendary trash-rock trio The New Duncan Imperials
Their latest incarnation, as the founders of The Imperial Sound (sometimes shortened to ImpSo by its fans), puts them at the center of a group of seasoned musicians with years of experience and a drive for self-reinvention.
The band is releasing its debut full-length album on Aug 31, 2018, recorded with Mike Hagler at Kingsize Sound Labs (Wilco’s Summerteeth and Mermaid Avenue discs, Neko Case, Mekons, Waco Brothers) and mixed by John “Strawberry” Fields (everyone from Miley Cyrus and Demi Lovato to the Dollyrots). The twelve songs on the Imperial Sound’s debut forge an immediately identifiable sound and style: songs bristling with pop hooks, taut arrangements driven by an all-star horn section, heavenly harmonies courtesy of a who’s-who in Chicago pop. Guests on the album include Peter Himmelman, Poi Dog Pondering’s Dag Juhlin, Singing legends Kelly Hogan and Nora O’Conner, and Kathy Ruestow.
The Imperial Sound will play select shows throughout the rest of 2019. The debut album is called "The New AM"


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