The Changes

Continuing in my tour of OPLs (Other People’s Lists), I found this gem — amidst Blockhead, Sharon Jones and the Dap Kings, and Comets on Fire — on Scissorkick‘s eclectic hit parade of 2004. (Convenient comparison alert!) The Changes are modern-day Chicago’s answer to Haircut 100: bouncy, dreamy pop that makes you want to smile at complete strangers or maybe, just maybe, swing from a vine in a Hawaiian shirt. However, unlike Haircut 100, these guys appear to have a longer career in them.

4 Replies to “The Changes”

  1. These guys are great. I’m surprised by now that they haven’t recieved any kind of record contract, but with a little luck, someone’s going to be knocking soon.
    If anyone’s interested in the band, they’re giving away an EP (including those four songs) over at

  2. the categorization tags, all of the ID3 tags in fact, are not our doing but that of whoever ripped these MP3s and posted them to the band’s site. such is the plight of keeping it legal…

  3. Only today I got around to listening to The Changes. I'm a little behind on the blog posts 🙂
    They're really great. When I heard "When I awake", I thought for a second that I was listening to Paul McCartney. Weird.

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