Frankie Teardrop - Chicago, from the "Tough Guy EP."
Cate Le Bon - Are You With Me Now?, from the new album "Mug Museum."
Songs: Ohia - Farewell Transmission (Demo), from the 10-Year Anniversary Edition of "The Magnolia Electric Co."
Shearwater - A Wake For The Minotaur, from the new album "Fellow Travelers."
Saintseneca is the newest signing to Anti- Records, the home of venerable bands like Wilco, Neko Case and Calexico. In the indie music world, the label is considered one of the most advantageous for a young band's career. The Columbus quartet is banking off of this newfound press with a rigorous tour and recording schedule.
As the end of the year nears, it's time for the annual list-making to begin. In addition to our Top 89 programming this year, the local crew wants your help in determining the best Minnesota releases of 2013. That's why we're returning for round two with our Top Local Releases Poll. You may remember last year that the inaugural installment received over 27,000 votes from 8,000 unique listeners.
Gloss had played 43 shows at the time of their recording for The Local Show. That's a lot of live performances for a band that's only been around for one year. And that consistent exposure correlates with the amount of press the young quintet has received since forming.
The Stylle Band - If You Love Me, from the new compilation "Purple Snow: Forecasting the Minneapolis Sound."
Walter Lewis and The Blue Stars - I Have Love At Home, from the new compilation "Purple Snow: Forecasting the Minneapolis Sound."
Mind and Matter - Sunshine Lady, from the new compilation "Purple Snow: Forecasting the Minneapolis Sound."
Herman Jones - I Love You, from the new compilation "Purple Snow: Forecasting the Minneapolis Sound."
Aura - Taste Of Love, from the new compilation "Purple Snow: Forecasting the Minneapolis Sound."
Seattle four-piece La Luz sound like they're straight out of the '60s. They've managed to capture the jangly cross-section of that era's garage rock scene, the surf rock sounds of the west coast, as well as the punk movement which followed it. The influences are obvious, yet the band manages to defy easy categorization by combining them all at once -- that's why new record "It's Alive" feels fresh and uninhibited.
It's been two years since No Bird Sing stopped by The Current studios, and a lot has changed in that time. The trio is releasing new record "Definition Sickness" on their new label home Strange Famous Records, Joe Horton started hip-hop collective FIX with Kill The Vultures and Kristoff Krane and drummer Graham O'Brien built Bellows studio in downtown St. Paul.
Deltron 3030 - Melding Of The Minds, from the new album "Event 2."