Sore Throat City

by Neatly Knotted

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A 20 min., five song EP.

"Neatly Knotted lays down a lo-fi art/psychedelic take on underground rock using layers of cheap keyboards and a few effects. Eschewing pop gloss or elaborate arrangements, the songs emerge with a moodiness that fits the darker tone of the music throughout the five songs, giving an outsider music quality to the EP in the process. The minimalist approach and raw sound quality of Neatly Knotted’s music may put off those conditioned to more modern, produced “indie” music, but fans of outsider music and tweaked, dark pop-psych will find something interesting within these moody yet somehow intriguing lo-fi tunes. I later found out you can get it on download but still want to give a shout out to those still into cassettes." - Boone Stigall, The Trouble With Normal


released June 1, 2011

Written, recorded, and performed by Ben Chlapek



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Neatly Knotted Chicago, Illinois

Neatly Knotted is the moniker of minimal, lo-fi pop artist Ben Chlapek. He also wastes his time as a resident space cadet in the band Nevada Greene, and is the sole artist at Never Sleeping Inc.

Neatly Knotted draws on a host of post-punk, shoegaze, and noise-pop influences, and has an affinity for the production values of a 4-track recorder.
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