When: Sat., Aug. 27, 10 p.m. 2011
While most Chicagoans took the opportunity to hibernate during February's blizzard, Mike Perry and Austin Keultjes started recording their first jam as Supreme Cuts. That song, "Amnesia," is as warm as a winter afternoon spent canoodling under a mound of blankets next to a roaring fire. It's an effect these two former members of the Dirty Diamonds seem to have a flair for creating; on their proper debut, a four-song EP called Trouble (Small Plates), they meld spaced-out samples, chopped-and-screwed vocals, and sumptuous synths to make music that oozes with a lush but warped sensuality. Perry and Keultjes have been awaiting the EP's release since putting the finishing touches on it in late spring—it comes out digitally today, and the vinyl version will be available Tuesday—but they haven't just been sitting around. Throughout the summer they've been uploading dark, warped remixes of pop songs to their Tumblr (Kate Bush, Gucci Mane, Lorenzo with Keith Sweat), and earlier this month they dropped a mix via the Fader that includes a new Burial-style dubstep banger called "Jacy" that wraps up with an irresistible juke beat. It's a good thing they've kept working, since for this show—Supreme Cuts' live debut—they'll need more material than just their hot-and-heavy EP tracks. —Leor Galil oOoOO with Butterclock headline; Glitter Bones and Supreme Cuts open.