These are words that have been used to describe Algren, a fresh rock band from Chicago that has burst onto the local music scene with their unique blend of introspective lyrics, searing guitar riffs, grooving rhythms and dynamic songwriting.
Algren hit the ground running in late 2006, quickly building a strong repertoire of hard/indie rock songs. Known for their inspiringly energetic sets, Algren has played gigs at numerous Chicagoland bars and clubs throughout 2007 and 2008, including highlight performances at Double Door, Cubby Bear, Elbo Room, and the Downers Grove Heritage Fest. The band is quickly building up a devoted fan base with the help of various media outlets, such as Q101, 97.9 The Loop, Fearless Radio, the Red Eye, Rock Chicago on CANTV-19, and The Local Tourist. Algren is also a member of Chicago Noise Machine, the consortium of local bands that also includes A Birdsong Valentine, Bullet Called Life, Echoson, Heavy the Fall, Lucid Ground, Reverie, 72 Hours, and Simplistic Urge.
All four members are dedicated and driven musicians, performers, and promoters looking to make a name for themselves in the regional and national market while performing the music they love. The group recorded a new song, "Morning" last February and looks to record a full-length album for a spring 2009 release.