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Local band Monobody recently came into the CHIRP studios and sat down with CHIRP volunteer Amelia Hruby. They discussed their songwriting process, the way they choose song titles, and how a conflict with border patrol, a case of mono, and a thrift store made for one of their most memorable shows.
CHIRP's Katie Owens took a trip down to Pilsen to meet Chicago's mathy indie-pop reps, Oshwa. Before heading off on a month-long tour, the band took a moment to talk about the origins of their name, how living in Pilsen affects their sound, and the power of Reddit. Their debut full-length album, Chamomille Crush, came out August 8th, 2013, via Naked Ally Records.