by Kentucker Audley in New Music on Friday 8 February 2013

Chicago musician James Swanberg (under the moniker Today’s Hits) is in the midst of a song-a-day project running on two years. That’s right, for 685 consecutive days (and counting) he’s written and home-recorded a new song, without exception. His mostly garage rock songs are usually around a minute long. They get to the point and get out, but not before implanting themselves in the part of the brain that recognizes catchy melodies.