Word of Mouth: Wrigleyville, Chicago

Fresh fare, sophisticated hotels and more in the iconic baseball neighborhood

Chicago‘s Wrigleyville, home to the iconic ivy-colored Wrigley Field, is a haven for baseball fans—with plenty of sports bars and BBQ spots. Yet more and more, the area is expanding beyond its classic Americana reputation. Sophisticated hotels, albeit with a nod to baseball’s impact, have opened with more kinds of travelers in mind. From boutique markets to restaurants focusing on fresh and seasonal fare, this …

Whitney: Giving Up

Off the band’s forthcoming sophomore album, Forever Turned Around (out 30 August from Secretly Canadian), Whitney’s new track “Giving Up” is a subtle, joyful continuation of the group’s sonic signature—delicate falsettos from the band’s lead singer, Julien Ehrlich, included. From the suite of horns to the bluesy guitars, this will certainly please longtime fans and newcomers alike.

Divino Niño: Maria

Chicago-based four-piece Divino Niño’s “Maria” finds itself at the intersection of multiple influences and sounds. Sung entirely in Spanish, the song is a single off the band’s forthcoming album, Foam, out 21 June on Winspear. With psychedelic references and plenty of warm vibes, the song burns for exactly three minutes, melding together guitar, blissful harmonies, synths, a shaker or two and more.