Minnesota Public Radio features by Jon Schober http://minnesota.publicradio.org/about/people/mpr_people_display.php?aut_id=31193 en-us Copyright 2014 Minnesota Public Radio Tue, 21 Oct 2014 02:59:34 -0500 Minnesota Public Radio features by Jon Schober http://minnesota.publicradio.org/standard/images/mpr003/logo_mpr.gif http://minnesota.publicradio.org/?refid=0 Erik Koskinen - Six Pack Of Beer and A Pack Of Cigarettes Erik Koskinen - Six Pack Of Beer and A Pack Of Cigarettes, from the new album "America Theatre." http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2014/01/24/erik-koskinen?refid=0 Fri, 14 Feb 2014 00:00:00 -0600 Hospitality - I Miss Your Bones Hospitality - I Miss Your Bones, from the new album "Trouble." http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2014/01/24/hospitality?refid=0 Thu, 13 Feb 2014 00:00:00 -0600 KINS - Mockasin's KINS - Mockasin's, from the new self-titled album. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2014/01/24/kins?refid=0 Wed, 12 Feb 2014 00:00:00 -0600 Temples - Shelter Song Temples - Shelter Song, from the new album "Sun Structures." http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2014/01/24/temples?refid=0 Tue, 11 Feb 2014 00:00:00 -0600 Doug Paisley - Song My Love Can Sing Doug Paisley - Song My Love Can Sing, from the new album "Strong Feelings." http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2014/01/24/doug-paisley?refid=0 Mon, 10 Feb 2014 00:00:00 -0600 Little Man - Flip You Over Little Man - Flip You Over, from the new album "Original Face." http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2014/01/24/little-man?refid=0 Fri, 07 Feb 2014 00:00:00 -0600 LEIF VOLLEBEKK - Southern United States LEIF VOLLEBEKK - Southern United States, from the new album "North Americana." http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2014/01/24/leif-vollebekk?refid=0 Thu, 06 Feb 2014 00:00:00 -0600 The Autumn Defense - This Thing That I've Found The Autumn Defense - This Thing That I've Found, from the new album "Fifth." http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2014/01/24/autumn-defense?refid=0 Wed, 05 Feb 2014 00:00:00 -0600 Dog Bite - Lady Queen Dog Bite - Lady Queen, from the new album "Tranquilizers." http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2014/01/24/dog-bite?refid=0 Tue, 04 Feb 2014 00:00:00 -0600 Mogwai - Remurdered Mogwai - Remurdered, from the new album "Rave Tapes." http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2014/01/24/mogwai?refid=0 Mon, 03 Feb 2014 00:00:00 -0600 Haley Bonar - Last War Haley Bonar - Last War, the first single from her forthcoming album. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2014/01/23/haley-bonar?refid=0 Fri, 31 Jan 2014 00:00:00 -0600 Drowners - Luv, Hold Me Down Drowners - Luv, Hold Me Down, from the new self-titled record. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2014/01/23/drowners?refid=0 Thu, 30 Jan 2014 00:00:00 -0600 Wild Cub - Thunder Clatter Wild Cub - Thunder Clatter, from the new album "Youth." http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2014/01/23/wild-cub?refid=0 Wed, 29 Jan 2014 00:00:00 -0600 James Vincent McMorrow - Gold James Vincent McMorrow - Gold, from the new album "Post Tropical." http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2014/01/23/james-vincent-mcmorrow?refid=0 Mon, 27 Jan 2014 00:00:00 -0600 Kristoff Krane - Aho Kristoff Krane - Aho, from the new retrospective album "I Freestyle Life." http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2014/01/22/kristoff-krane?refid=0 Fri, 24 Jan 2014 00:00:00 -0600 Dum Dum Girls - Rimbaud Eyes Dum Dum Girls - Rimbaud Eyes, from the new album "Too True." http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2014/01/22/dum-dum-girls?refid=0 Thu, 23 Jan 2014 00:00:00 -0600 Flume and Chet Faker - Drop The Game Flume and Chet Faker - Drop The Game, from the "Lockjaw EP." http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2014/01/21/flume-chet-faker?refid=0 Wed, 22 Jan 2014 00:00:00 -0600 Nick Waterhouse - This Is A Game Nick Waterhouse - This Is A Game, from the new album "Holly." http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2014/01/21/nick-waterhouse?refid=0 Tue, 21 Jan 2014 00:00:00 -0600 Grizfolk bring SoCal and Stockholm to The Current studios Adam Roth left the south to pursue music in Los Angeles. It was there he met up with two producers from Stockholm who inspired him to meld his Americana roots with electronic production. Thus, Grizfolk was born, and it's been a quick ascent to the spotlight since then. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2014/01/21/grizfolk-live?refid=0 Tue, 21 Jan 2014 00:00:00 -0600 Web Of Sunsets - Foreign Body Web Of Sunsets - Foreign Body, from the new album "Room Of Monsters." http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2014/01/16/web-of-sunsets?refid=0 Fri, 17 Jan 2014 00:00:00 -0600 Milosh - Hear In You Milosh - Hear In You, from the new album "Jetlag." http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2014/01/14/milosh?refid=0 Wed, 15 Jan 2014 00:00:00 -0600 Syd Arthur - Ode To The Summer Syd Arthur - Ode To The Summer, from the new album "On An On." http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2014/01/13/syd-arthur?refid=0 Tue, 14 Jan 2014 00:00:00 -0600 Ryan Hemsworth - Against A Wall Ryan Hemsworth - Against A Wall, from the new album "Guilt Trip." http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2014/01/08/ryan-hemsworth?refid=0 Mon, 13 Jan 2014 00:00:00 -0600 Buffalo Moon performs live for The Local Show Three years since their last performance in our studios, Buffalo Moon has gone through big changes in that time. Most notably: lead singer Karen Freire made the move to New York to clear her head after some personal trials. That transition follows the path of so many other local acts in recent years -- members splitting time between Minnesota and other places out-of-state. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2014/01/09/buffalo-moon-live?refid=0 Sun, 12 Jan 2014 00:00:00 -0600 Strange Names - Ricochet Strange Names - Ricochet, from the forthcoming album "Common Attraction." http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2014/01/07/strange-names?refid=0 Fri, 10 Jan 2014 00:00:00 -0600 Connan Mockasin - I'm The Man, That Will Find You Connan Mockasin - I'm The Man, That Will Find You, from the new album "Caramel." http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2014/01/08/connan-mockasin?refid=0 Thu, 09 Jan 2014 00:00:00 -0600 Cumulus - Hey Love Cumulus - Hey Love, from the new album "I Never Meant It To Be Like This." http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2014/01/07/cumulus?refid=0 Wed, 08 Jan 2014 00:00:00 -0600 TOY - Endlessly TOY - Endlessly, from the new album "Join The Dots." http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2014/01/07/toy?refid=0 Tue, 07 Jan 2014 00:00:00 -0600 Static Jacks - Wallflowers Static Jacks - Wallflowers, from the new album "In Blue." http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2014/01/03/static-jacks?refid=0 Mon, 06 Jan 2014 00:00:00 -0600 Buffalo Moon - Machista Buffalo Moon - Machista, the title track from their new album. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2013/12/30/buffalo-moon?refid=0 Fri, 03 Jan 2014 00:00:00 -0600 Milagres - The Letterbomb Milagres - The Letterbomb, from the new album "Violent Light." http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2013/12/30/milagres?refid=0 Thu, 02 Jan 2014 00:00:00 -0600 Lord Echo - Digital Haircut Lord Echo - Digital Haircut, from the new album "Curiosities." http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2013/12/30/lord-echo?refid=0 Tue, 31 Dec 2013 00:00:00 -0600 Album Review: CHVRCHES, 'The Bones of What You Believe' The Scottish trio's debut is not awesomely groundbreaking, nor is it perfect. But sometimes the most straightforward music is the most pleasing and most effective. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2013/12/30/album-review-chvrches-the-bones-of-what-you-believe?refid=0 Mon, 30 Dec 2013 00:01:00 -0600 Sebastien Grainger - Waking Up Dead Sebastien Grainger - Waking Up Dead, from the new album "Yours To Discover." http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2013/12/30/sebastien-grainger?refid=0 Mon, 30 Dec 2013 00:00:00 -0600 Typsy Panthre - Claudine Typsy Panthre - Claudine, from the new "Korda Komp 2" compilation. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2013/12/20/typsy-panthre?refid=0 Fri, 27 Dec 2013 00:00:00 -0600 The History Of Apple Pie - Tug The History Of Apple Pie - Tug, from the new album "Out Of View." http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2013/12/19/history-of-apple-pie?refid=0 Thu, 26 Dec 2013 00:00:00 -0600 Andrew Bird - Pulaski At Night Andrew Bird - Pulaski At Night, from the new album "I Want To See Pulaski At Night." http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2013/12/19/andrew-bird?refid=0 Mon, 23 Dec 2013 00:00:00 -0600 The Person and The People - I Was Wrong The Person and The People - I Was Wrong, from the new album "Big Whoop." http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2013/12/18/person_and_the_people?refid=0 Fri, 20 Dec 2013 00:00:00 -0600 Courtney Barnett - Avant Gardener Courtney Barnett - Avant Gardener, from the new "Double EP: A Sea Of Split Peas." http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2013/12/18/courtney-barnett?refid=0 Thu, 19 Dec 2013 00:00:00 -0600 We Are Scientists - Dumb Luck We Are Scientists - Dumb Luck, from the new "Business Casual EP." http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2013/12/17/we-are-scientists?refid=0 Wed, 18 Dec 2013 00:00:00 -0600 Wooden Shjips - Everybody Knows Wooden Shjips - Everybody Knows, from the new album "Back To Land." http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2013/12/16/wooden-shjips?refid=0 Tue, 17 Dec 2013 00:00:00 -0600 Kita Klane - Running Circles Kita Klane - Running Circles, from the new "In Love With The Enemy EP." http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2013/12/16/kita-klane?refid=0 Mon, 16 Dec 2013 00:00:00 -0600 The Counterfactuals - If You Go Then You Go It Alone The Counterfactuals - If You Go Then You Go It Alone, from the new album "Minimally Decent People." http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2013/12/12/counterfactuals?refid=0 Fri, 13 Dec 2013 00:00:00 -0600 The Moth and The Flame - Sorry The Moth and The Flame - Sorry, from the new "& EP." http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2013/12/11/moth-and-the-flame?refid=0 Thu, 12 Dec 2013 00:00:00 -0600 The So So Glos - Lost Weekend The So So Glos - Lost Weekend, from the new album "Blowout." http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2013/12/10/so-so-glos?refid=0 Wed, 11 Dec 2013 00:00:00 -0600 Cut Copy - We Are Explorers Cut Copy - We Are Explorers, from the new album "Free Your Mind." http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2013/12/09/cut-copy?refid=0 Tue, 10 Dec 2013 00:00:00 -0600 Painted Palms - Spinning Signs Painted Palms - Spinning Signs, from the new album "Forever." http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2013/12/05/painted-palms?refid=0 Mon, 09 Dec 2013 00:00:00 -0600 Darkside brings minimalist dance music to the spotlight for New Hot Darkside makes dance music. That's their motto, even if their string of usually sub-100bpm tracks might make for a more intimate affair, rather than club bangers. But the duo of Nicolas Jaar and Dave Harrington have a high-profile history of reimagining the way dance music sounds, and we imagine that the genre in 2014 will follow suit with the band's ideas. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2013/12/05/darkside-live?refid=0 Mon, 09 Dec 2013 00:00:00 -0600 Caroline Smith performs for The Local Show Caroline Smith has had a monumental year. She's been a Twin Cities mainstay for the past few years ever since beginning a routine solo gig at the 400 Bar. Many Minnesota musicians got their start at that venue before it shut the doors, and Caroline met her band through connections she made at those performances. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2013/12/06/caroline-smith?refid=0 Sun, 08 Dec 2013 00:00:00 -0600 Red Mountain - Put Me Through Red Mountain - Put Me Through, from the new album "Scowl Lightly." http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2013/12/05/red-mountain?refid=0 Fri, 06 Dec 2013 00:00:00 -0600 Tennis - Mean Streets Tennis - Mean Streets, from the new EP "Small Sound." http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2013/12/04/tennis?refid=0 Thu, 05 Dec 2013 00:00:00 -0600 Blood Orange - You're Not Good Enough Blood Orange - You're Not Good Enough, from the new album "Cupid Deluxe." http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2013/12/03/blood-orange?refid=0 Wed, 04 Dec 2013 00:00:00 -0600 Diego Garcia - Start With The End Diego Garcia - Start With The End, from the new album "Paradise." http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2013/12/02/diego-garcia?refid=0 Tue, 03 Dec 2013 00:00:00 -0600 New York duo Cults talk major labels, banking on buzz and indie peers on New Hot Couple Brian Oblivion and Madeline Follin were discovered by Columbia Records after posting a series of demos of their band Cults to Bandcamp. The ensuing hype machine created one of the more successful debut records of 2011. The two have since broken up, and as with all good musical relationships that come to an end, the ensuing creative energy has spawned a darker collection of pop songs for their sophomore album "Static." http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2013/12/02/cults?refid=0 Mon, 02 Dec 2013 17:00:00 -0600 Top 89 Staff Picks: Jon Schober, Local/Music Assistant Jon Schober picks his favorite music for 2013. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2013/12/02/top-89-jon-schober?refid=0 Mon, 02 Dec 2013 16:41:03 -0600 Los Campesinos! - Avocado, Baby Los Campesinos! - Avocado, Baby, from the new album "No Blues." http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2013/11/27/los-campesinos?refid=0 Mon, 02 Dec 2013 00:00:00 -0600 Sebadoh - I Will Sebadoh - I Will, from the new album "Defend Yourself." http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2013/11/26/sebadoh?refid=0 Wed, 27 Nov 2013 00:00:00 -0600 Sallie Ford and The Sound Outside - Lips N Hips Sallie Ford and The Sound Outside - Lips N Hips, from the new "Summer EP." http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2013/11/26/sallie-ford?refid=0 Tue, 26 Nov 2013 00:00:00 -0600 AgesandAges - Divisionary (Do The Right Thing) AgesandAges - Divisionary (Do The Right Thing), from the new album "Divisionary." http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2013/11/25/agesandages?refid=0 Mon, 25 Nov 2013 00:00:00 -0600 Dosh performs for The Local Show Dosh is always busy. Inbetween constant touring with Andrew Bird, his work with The Cloak Ox and his solo recordings, the prolific drummer also managed to contribute a cover to this year's installment of the "Minnesota Beatle Project." http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2013/11/25/dosh-live?refid=0 Sun, 24 Nov 2013 00:00:00 -0600 Frankie Teardrop - Chicago Frankie Teardrop - Chicago, from the "Tough Guy EP." http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2013/11/22/frankie-teardrop?refid=0 Fri, 22 Nov 2013 00:00:00 -0600 Cate Le Bon - Are You With Me Now? Cate Le Bon - Are You With Me Now?, from the new album "Mug Museum." http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2013/11/20/cate-le-bon?refid=0 Thu, 21 Nov 2013 00:00:00 -0600 Songs: Ohia - Farewell Transmission (Demo) Songs: Ohia - Farewell Transmission (Demo), from the 10-Year Anniversary Edition of "The Magnolia Electric Co." http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2013/11/19/songs-ohia?refid=0 Wed, 20 Nov 2013 00:00:00 -0600 Shearwater - A Wake For The Minotaur Shearwater - A Wake For The Minotaur, from the new album "Fellow Travelers." http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2013/11/18/shearwater?refid=0 Tue, 19 Nov 2013 00:00:00 -0600 Saintseneca stops by New Hot 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. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2013/11/18/saintseneca-interview?refid=0 Mon, 18 Nov 2013 20:00:00 -0600 Top Local Releases of 2013 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. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2013/11/13/local-releases-2013?refid=0 Mon, 18 Nov 2013 18:00:00 -0600 Gloss performs for The Local Show 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. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2013/11/11/gloss-live?refid=0 Sun, 17 Nov 2013 00:00:00 -0600 The Stylle Band - If You Love Me The Stylle Band - If You Love Me, from the new compilation "Purple Snow: Forecasting the Minneapolis Sound." http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2013/11/12/stylle-band?refid=0 Fri, 15 Nov 2013 00:00:00 -0600 Walter Lewis and The Blue Stars - I Have Love At Home Walter Lewis and The Blue Stars - I Have Love At Home, from the new compilation "Purple Snow: Forecasting the Minneapolis Sound." http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2013/11/12/walter-lewis-blue-stars?refid=0 Thu, 14 Nov 2013 00:00:00 -0600 Mind and Matter - Sunshine Lady Mind and Matter - Sunshine Lady, from the new compilation "Purple Snow: Forecasting the Minneapolis Sound." http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2013/11/12/mind-and-matter?refid=0 Wed, 13 Nov 2013 00:00:00 -0600 Herman Jones - I Love You Herman Jones - I Love You, from the new compilation "Purple Snow: Forecasting the Minneapolis Sound." http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2013/11/11/herman-jones?refid=0 Tue, 12 Nov 2013 00:00:00 -0600 Aura - Taste Of Love Aura - Taste Of Love, from the new compilation "Purple Snow: Forecasting the Minneapolis Sound." http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2013/11/11/aura?refid=0 Mon, 11 Nov 2013 00:00:00 -0600 Seattle quartet La Luz stops by New Hot 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. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2013/11/12/la-luz-interview?refid=0 Mon, 11 Nov 2013 00:00:00 -0600 No Bird Sing performs for The Local Show 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. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2013/11/04/no-bird-sing?refid=0 Sun, 10 Nov 2013 00:00:00 -0600 Deltron 3030 - Melding Of The Minds Deltron 3030 - Melding Of The Minds, from the new album "Event 2." http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2013/11/05/deltron-3030?refid=0 Thu, 07 Nov 2013 00:00:00 -0600 RJD2 - Her Majesty's Socialist Request RJD2 - Her Majesty's Socialist Request, from the new album "More Is Than Isn't." http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2013/11/04/rjd2?refid=0 Wed, 06 Nov 2013 00:00:00 -0600 Naughty Boy - La La La feat. Sam Smith Naughty Boy - La La La feat. Sam Smith, from the new album "Hotel Cabana." http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2013/11/04/naughty-boy?refid=0 Tue, 05 Nov 2013 00:00:00 -0600 Portland-based Dresses embark on first tour, stop by New Hot Add Dresses to the long list of recent bands who are impossible to search for on the internet. But their name has some significance -- Dresses' music is seriously a no-frills affair. It's light, cheery pop with surfy hooks that don't require a complicated band name. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2013/11/05/dresses?refid=0 Mon, 04 Nov 2013 22:00:00 -0600 Best Coast - This Lonely Morning Best Coast - This Lonely Morning, from the "Fade Away EP." http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2013/11/01/best-coast?refid=0 Mon, 04 Nov 2013 00:00:00 -0600 Lizzo - Bus Passes and Happy Meals Lizzo - Bus Passes and Happy Meals, from the new album "Lizzobangers." http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2013/10/30/lizzo?refid=0 Fri, 01 Nov 2013 00:00:00 -0500 Noah and The Whale - All Through the Night Noah and The Whale - All Through the Night, from the new album "Heart Of Nowhere." http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2013/10/30/noah-and-the-whale?refid=0 Thu, 31 Oct 2013 00:00:00 -0500 Cass McCombs - There Can Be Only One Cass McCombs - There Can Be Only One, from the new album "Big Wheel and Others." http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2013/10/29/cass-mccombs?refid=0 Tue, 29 Oct 2013 12:39:14 -0500 Lissie - Shameless Lissie - Shameless, from the new album "Back To Forever." http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2013/10/28/lissie?refid=0 Tue, 29 Oct 2013 00:00:00 -0500 Luke Temple - Florida Luke Temple - Florida, from the new album "Good Mood Fool." http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2013/10/25/luke-temple?refid=0 Mon, 28 Oct 2013 00:00:00 -0500 Lizzo performs for The Local Show There is perhaps no greater local success story over the past year than that of Lizzo's. A transplant from Houston and Detroit, she made a splash in the Twin Cities first with her band Lizzo and The Larva Ink, and then as a member of The Chalice and GRRRL PRTY. All of these bands have grown her profile substantially, and a slew of guest spots on other local records from the likes of Caroline Smith, as well as her connection with the Totally Gross National Product and Doomtree crews has only helped in that growth. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2013/10/21/lizzo?refid=0 Sun, 27 Oct 2013 00:00:00 -0500 Sun Gods To Gamma Rays performs for The Local Show Sun Gods To Gamma Rays have made quiet strides over the past year, first as a vehicle for frontwoman Brianna Kocka's solo project Caetani, and now as a fleshed out quintet. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2013/10/25/sun-gods-to-gamma-rays-live?refid=0 Sun, 27 Oct 2013 00:00:00 -0500 France Camp - Ghost Town France Camp - Ghost Town, from their new self-titled album. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2013/10/23/france-camp?refid=0 Fri, 25 Oct 2013 00:00:00 -0500 Polvo - Total Immersion Polvo - Total Immersion, from the new album "In Prism." http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2013/10/17/polvo?refid=0 Thu, 24 Oct 2013 00:00:00 -0500 Ha Ha Tonka - Colorful Kids Ha Ha Tonka - Colorful Kids, from the new album "Lessons." http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2013/10/17/ha-ha-tonka?refid=0 Wed, 23 Oct 2013 00:00:00 -0500 Unknown Mortal Orchestra - No Need For A Leader Unknown Mortal Orchestra - No Need For A Leader, from the "Blue Record EP." http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2013/10/17/umo?refid=0 Tue, 22 Oct 2013 00:00:00 -0500 Willy Mason re-introduces himself to the music world on New Hot Willy Mason has had several strings of mini-successes since beginning his career, but as soon as he would begin to build a public profile, awareness of his music would dwindle. Chalk that up to Mason's mysterious demeanor or lack of self-promotion &#151; either way, the guy might now be poised for the breakout he's been waiting for since teaming up with Communion Records. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2013/10/21/willy-mason?refid=0 Mon, 21 Oct 2013 19:15:00 -0500 Darkside - Golden Arrow Darkside - Golden Arrow, from the new album "Psychic." http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2013/10/17/darkside?refid=0 Mon, 21 Oct 2013 00:00:00 -0500 SCRNS - TTYN SCRNS - TTYN, their new single. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2013/10/16/scrns?refid=0 Fri, 18 Oct 2013 00:00:00 -0500 King Krule - Border Line King Krule - Border Line, from the new album "6 Feet Beneath The Moon." http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2013/10/16/king-krule?refid=0 Thu, 17 Oct 2013 00:00:00 -0500 Someone Still Loves You Boris Yeltsin - Nightwater Girlfriend Someone Still Loves You Boris Yeltsin - Nightwater Girlfriend, from the new album "Fly By Wire." http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2013/10/15/boris-yeltsin?refid=0 Wed, 16 Oct 2013 00:00:00 -0500 The Dismemberment Plan - Daddy Was A Real Good Dancer The Dismemberment Plan - Daddy Was A Real Good Dancer, from the new album "Uncanney Valley." http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2013/10/14/dismemberment-plan?refid=0 Tue, 15 Oct 2013 00:00:00 -0500 Goldspot - Abyss Goldspot - Abyss, from the new album "Aerogramme." http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2013/10/13/goldspot?refid=0 Mon, 14 Oct 2013 00:00:00 -0500 Album review: Lorde, 'Pure Heroine' 2013 appears to be the year of the break-out debut single. The story goes like this: if your single is strong enough, you get significant press, praise and enough hype and money to fund a debut album well beyond the means of most fledgling artists. Such is the case with Lorde's Ella Maria Lani Yelich-O'Connor. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2013/10/14/lorde-pure-heroine-review?refid=0 Sun, 13 Oct 2013 21:41:25 -0500 Strange Names - Potential Wife (Information Society Remix) Strange Names - Potential Wife (Information Society Remix) http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2013/10/08/strange-names?refid=0 Fri, 11 Oct 2013 00:00:00 -0500 Califone - Frosted Tips Califone - Frosted Tips, from the new album "Stitches." http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2013/10/09/califone?refid=0 Thu, 10 Oct 2013 00:00:00 -0500 Tristen - No One's Gonna Know Tristen - No One's Gonna Know , from the new album "Caves." http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2013/10/08/tristen?refid=0 Wed, 09 Oct 2013 00:00:00 -0500 Johnny Flynn - The Lady Is Risen Johnny Flynn - The Lady Is Risen, from the new album "Country Mile." http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2013/10/07/johnny-flynn?refid=0 Tue, 08 Oct 2013 00:00:00 -0500 Holy Ghost! - Okay Holy Ghost! - Okay, from the new album "Dynamics." http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2013/10/04/holy-ghost?refid=0 Mon, 07 Oct 2013 00:00:00 -0500 The Chambermaids - Electric Sky The Chambermaids - Electric Sky, from the new album "Whatever Happened Tomorrow." http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2013/10/03/chambermaids?refid=0 Fri, 04 Oct 2013 00:00:00 -0500 Johnathan Rice - Nowhere At The Speed Of Light Johnathan Rice - Nowhere At The Speed Of Light, from the new album "Good Graces." http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2013/10/02/johnathan-rice?refid=0 Thu, 03 Oct 2013 00:00:00 -0500 Basia Bulat - Tall Tall Shadow Basia Bulat - Tall Tall Shadow, the title track to her new album. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2013/10/01/basia-bulat?refid=0 Wed, 02 Oct 2013 00:00:00 -0500 Gipsy Kings - Samba Samba Gipsy Kings - Samba Samba, from the new album "Savor Flamenco." http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2013/09/27/gipsy-kings?refid=0 Mon, 30 Sep 2013 00:00:00 -0500 UK sensation Tom Odell makes his Twin Cities and in-studio debut 22-year old UK songwriter Tom Odell released his debut "Long Way Down" in June and instantly shot to number #1 on his home country's charts. He joins an acclaimed list of English newcomers in 2013 who have attained the same honor like Jake Bugg and Rudimental. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2013/09/28/tom-odell-live?refid=0 Sat, 28 Sep 2013 16:00:00 -0500 Holographic Sands - Take Off Holographic Sands - Take Off, from the new "Water Bodies EP." http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2013/09/27/holographic-sands?refid=0 Fri, 27 Sep 2013 00:00:00 -0500 Those Darlins - In The Wilderness Those Darlins - In The Wilderness, from the new album "Blur The Line." http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2013/09/25/those-darlins?refid=0 Thu, 26 Sep 2013 00:00:00 -0500 Saint Rich - Crying From The Home Saint Rich - Crying From The Home, from the new album "Beyond The Drone." http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2013/09/24/saint-rich?refid=0 Wed, 25 Sep 2013 00:00:00 -0500 Blitzen Trapper - Shine On Blitzen Trapper - Shine On, from the new album "VII." http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2013/09/23/blitzen-trapper?refid=0 Tue, 24 Sep 2013 00:00:00 -0500 T. Hardy Morris and The Outfit - Disaster Proof T. Hardy Morris and The Outfit - Disaster Proof, from the new album "Audition Tapes." http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2013/09/20/t-hardy-morris-the-outfit?refid=0 Mon, 23 Sep 2013 00:00:00 -0500 Actual Wolf - Victims and Things Actual Wolf - Victims and Things, from the new self-titled album. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2013/09/19/actual-wolf?refid=0 Fri, 20 Sep 2013 00:00:00 -0500 Grey Reverend - My Hands Grey Reverend - My Hands, from the new album "A Hero's Lie." http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2013/09/17/grey-reverend?refid=0 Wed, 18 Sep 2013 00:00:00 -0500 Amanda Shires - Devastate Amanda Shires - Devastate, from the new album, "Down Fell The Doves." http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2013/09/16/amanda-shires?refid=0 Tue, 17 Sep 2013 00:00:00 -0500 Emiliana Torrini - Speed Of Dark Emiliana Torrini - Speed Of Dark, from the new album "Tookah." http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2013/09/16/emiliana_torrini?refid=0 Mon, 16 Sep 2013 00:00:00 -0500 BBGun - Heavy BBGun - Heavy, from the new self-titled album. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2013/09/13/bbgun?refid=0 Fri, 13 Sep 2013 00:00:00 -0500 San Fermin - Sonsick San Fermin - Sonsick, from the new self-titled album. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2013/09/06/san-fermin?refid=0 Thu, 12 Sep 2013 00:00:00 -0500 White Denim - Pretty Green White Denim - Pretty Green, from the new album "Corsicana Lemonade." http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2013/09/06/white-denim?refid=0 Wed, 11 Sep 2013 00:00:00 -0500 No Age - An Impression No Age - An Impression, from the new album "An Object." http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2013/09/06/no-age?refid=0 Tue, 10 Sep 2013 00:00:00 -0500 J. Roddy Walston and The Business - Heavy Bells J. Roddy Walston and The Business - Heavy Bells, from the new album "Essential Tremors." http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2013/09/06/jroddy-business?refid=0 Mon, 09 Sep 2013 00:00:00 -0500 The Cloak Ox - King Rope The Cloak Ox - King Rope, from the new album "Shoot The Dog." http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2013/09/04/cloak-ox?refid=0 Fri, 06 Sep 2013 00:00:00 -0500 Happy Hollows - Endless Happy Hollows - Endless, from the new album "Amethyst." http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2013/08/30/happy-hollows?refid=0 Thu, 05 Sep 2013 00:00:00 -0500 King Khan and The Shrines - Born To Die King Khan and The Shrines - Born To Die, from the new album "Idle No More." http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2013/08/30/king-khan-and-the-shrines?refid=0 Wed, 04 Sep 2013 00:00:00 -0500 Black Joe Lewis - Come To My Party Black Joe Lewis - Come To My Party, from the new album "Electric Slave." http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2013/08/30/black-joe-lewis?refid=0 Tue, 03 Sep 2013 00:00:00 -0500 Sonny Knight and The Lakers - Hey Girl Sonny Knight and The Lakers - Hey Girl, the title track from his new 7". http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2013/08/29/sonny-knight?refid=0 Fri, 30 Aug 2013 00:00:00 -0500 DIANA - Perpetual Surrender DIANA - Perpetual Surrender, from the new self-titled album. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2013/08/28/diana?refid=0 Thu, 29 Aug 2013 00:00:00 -0500 Willy Mason - Restless Fugitive Willy Mason - Restless Fugitive, from the new album "Carry On." http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2013/08/27/willy-mason?refid=0 Wed, 28 Aug 2013 00:00:00 -0500 The Lower 48 - That's What I'll Say The Lower 48 - That's What I'll Say, from the new self-titled album. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2013/08/26/the-lower-48?refid=0 Tue, 27 Aug 2013 00:00:00 -0500 New Hot: Austin funk, Atlanta hip-hop and across the Atlantic rock 'n roll This week on New Hot, we'll take a look at a legendary hip-hop crew out of Atlanta, plus a band whose debut became one of the biggest breakouts of the modern age. These are our three recommended releases for this week. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2013/08/26/new-hot-update?refid=0 Mon, 26 Aug 2013 16:20:00 -0500 Typhoon - Young Fathers Typhoon - Young Fathers, from the new album "White Lighter." http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2013/08/22/typhoon?refid=0 Mon, 26 Aug 2013 00:00:00 -0500 Jack Campbell performs for The Local Show from Duluth's Sacred Heart Studios We've been hearing Jack Campbell's name for more than two years. Whether it be disbelief of his age and the caliber of music he has been making, or whether it be about how central he is to the growing visibility of the Duluth music community, Jack seems like a hot topic. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2013/08/25/jack-campbell-live?refid=0 Sun, 25 Aug 2013 00:00:00 -0500 The Starfolk - To The Gate The Starfolk - To The Gate, from the new self-titled album. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2013/08/21/the-starfolk?refid=0 Fri, 23 Aug 2013 00:00:00 -0500 Laura Veirs - Sun Song Laura Veirs - Sun Song, from the new album "Warp and Weft." http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2013/08/21/laura-veirs?refid=0 Thu, 22 Aug 2013 00:00:00 -0500 Islands - Becoming The Gunship Islands - Becoming The Gunship, from the new album "Ski Mask." http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2013/08/19/islands?refid=0 Tue, 20 Aug 2013 00:00:00 -0500 New Hot: Fierce rockers amp up the volume this week This week on New Hot, we'll take a look at a duo who revitalized the L.A. punk scene, and a band whose members signed some of the most popular indie rock groups of the '90s. These are our three recommended releases for this week. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2013/08/18/new-hot-update?refid=0 Mon, 19 Aug 2013 12:00:00 -0500 Superchunk - Me & You & Jackie Mittoo Superchunk - Me & You & Jackie Mittoo, from the new album "I Hate Music." http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2013/08/16/superchunk?refid=0 Mon, 19 Aug 2013 00:00:00 -0500 The Starfolk performs in The Current studios Local music fans who miss any of the defining Twin Cities rock bands of the '90s and early aughts will be pleased to know there's a solution to their nostalgia with new group The Starfolk. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2013/08/18/the-starfolk-live?refid=0 Sun, 18 Aug 2013 00:00:00 -0500 Step Rockets - Kisser Step Rockets - Kisser http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2013/08/14/step-rockets?refid=0 Fri, 16 Aug 2013 00:00:00 -0500 Volcano Choir - Comrade Volcano Choir - Comrade, from the new album "Repave." http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2013/08/14/volcano-choir?refid=0 Thu, 15 Aug 2013 00:00:00 -0500 Bad Cop - My Dying Days Bad Cop - My Dying Days, from the new "Light On EP." http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2013/08/13/bad-cop?refid=0 Wed, 14 Aug 2013 00:00:00 -0500 Solar Year - Seeing The Same Solar Year - Seeing The Same, from the new album "Waverly." http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2013/08/12/solar-year?refid=0 Tue, 13 Aug 2013 00:00:00 -0500 New Hot: Madchester, chill-wave and gypsy punk This week on New Hot, we're taking a look at the most recognizable man in gypsy punk, plus a guy from the south who helped create a new music genre with his debut. These are our three recommended releases for this week. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2013/08/12/new-hot-update?refid=0 Mon, 12 Aug 2013 16:30:12 -0500 Edward Sharpe and The Magnetic Zeros - Better Days Edward Sharpe and The Magnetic Zeros - Better Days, from the new self-titled album. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2013/08/09/edward-sharpe?refid=0 Fri, 09 Aug 2013 14:37:25 -0500 The Ericksons - Animal The Ericksons - Animal, a new single from the sister duo. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2013/08/08/the-ericksons?refid=0 Fri, 09 Aug 2013 00:00:00 -0500 Washed Out - Don't Give Up Washed Out - Don't Give Up, from the new album "Paracosm." http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2013/08/07/washed-out?refid=0 Thu, 08 Aug 2013 00:00:00 -0500 Pure Bathing Culture - Dream The Dare Pure Bathing Culture - Dream The Dare, from the new album "Moon Tides." http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2013/08/06/pure-bathing-culture?refid=0 Wed, 07 Aug 2013 00:00:00 -0500 Deer Tick - The Dream's In The Ditch Deer Tick - The Dream's In The Ditch, from the new album "Negativity." http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2013/08/05/deer-tick?refid=0 Tue, 06 Aug 2013 00:00:00 -0500 Rising Chicago band Twin Peaks stops by New Hot Chicago quartet Twin Peaks suddenly rose to a higher profile at the beginning of summer after blogs across the world picked up on their song "Stand In The Sand." It served as the first taste for many of Twin Peaks' scuzzy, nostalgia-laced pop sound, and the strength of their debut <em>Sunken</em> has further propelled them into the public spotlight. For this interview on New Hot, the band talks about the now-infamous Foxygen show in Minneapolis, their "controversial" name and how quickly they had to transition from college dropouts to a touring act. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2013/08/05/twin-peaks-interview?refid=0 Mon, 05 Aug 2013 21:00:00 -0500 Sombear performs in The Current studios Sombear may be a relatively new act in the music community here in Minnesota, but we can guarantee that a lot of you probably know the man behind the project. Brad Hale -- drummer for Now, Now -- is stepping into the spotlight to release a debut that's been stewing in his head for years. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2013/07/31/sombear-live?refid=0 Sun, 04 Aug 2013 00:00:00 -0500 Fury Things performs in The Current studios One of most impressive local bands to spring into the spotlight this year has been Fury Things, a power trio taking a cue from some of the best alt-rock bands that came to fruition in the '90s like Dinosaur Jr. and Superchunk. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2013/08/02/fury-things-live?refid=0 Sun, 04 Aug 2013 00:00:00 -0500 Sombear - Incredibly Still Sombear - Incredibly Still, from the new album "Love You In The Dark." http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2013/08/01/sombear?refid=0 Fri, 02 Aug 2013 00:00:00 -0500 Nilsson - One (Alternate Take) Nilsson - One (Alternate Take), from the new "RCA Albums Collection." http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2013/07/31/nilsson?refid=0 Thu, 01 Aug 2013 00:00:00 -0500 Weekend - It's Alright Weekend - It's Alright, from the new album "Jinx." http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2013/07/30/weekend?refid=0 Wed, 31 Jul 2013 00:00:00 -0500 Owen - Bad Blood Owen - Bad Blood, from the new album "L'Ami du Peuple." http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2013/07/29/owen?refid=0 Tue, 30 Jul 2013 00:00:00 -0500 Elastic Bond - Find A Way Elastic Bond - Find A Way, from the new album "Real." http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2013/07/26/elastic-bond?refid=0 Mon, 29 Jul 2013 00:00:00 -0500 Album Review: Savages Leading up to the release of Savages' debut "Silence Yourself," the London quartet posted a simple philosophy online: their intention was to "create a sound -- indestructible -- musically solid, written for the stage and designed with enough nuances to provide a wide range of emotions." http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2013/07/28/savages-review?refid=0 Mon, 29 Jul 2013 00:00:00 -0500 New Hot: three of the best records this year flying under the radar This week on New Hot, we're taking a look at three of the most under-the-radar, acclaimed albums of 2013 spanning garage rock, alternative hip-hop and shoegazey metal. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2013/07/29/new-hot-update?refid=0 Mon, 29 Jul 2013 00:00:00 -0500 The Goondas perform live in The Current studios Long regarded as favorites for The Current's Local Show, The Goondas came back to our studios in support of their sophomore album "Dog Show." http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2013/07/28/goondas-live?refid=0 Mon, 29 Jul 2013 00:00:00 -0500 The Brian Just Band performs in The Current studios The Brian Just Band is back in The Current studios in support of their new album "Enlightenment." And in true BJB fashion, the whole crew has come along for one of the most orchestrated Local Show sessions since last year's John Mark Nelson in-studio. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2013/07/28/brian-just-band-live?refid=0 Sun, 28 Jul 2013 18:00:00 -0500 Speed's The Name - Circles Speed's The Name - Circles, from the new album "No Planets Exist." http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2013/07/25/speeds-the-name?refid=0 Fri, 26 Jul 2013 00:00:00 -0500 Speedy Ortiz - Tiger Tank Speedy Ortiz - Tiger Tank, from the new album "Major Arcana." http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2013/07/24/speedy-ortiz?refid=0 Thu, 25 Jul 2013 00:00:00 -0500 David Lynch - Star Dream Girl David Lynch - Star Dream Girl, from the new album "The Big Dream." http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2013/07/23/david-lynch?refid=0 Wed, 24 Jul 2013 00:00:00 -0500 Cheyenne Mize - Whole Heart Cheyenne Mize - Whole Heart, from the new album "Among The Grey." http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2013/07/22/cheyenne-mize?refid=0 Tue, 23 Jul 2013 00:00:00 -0500 New Hot: hippies and gypsies among this week's most talked about releases This week on New Hot, read about a band from Raleigh, NC releasing their second album with Merge Records, the return of Gogol Bordello's signature gypsy punk sound and more. These are our recommended releases for July 23. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2013/07/22/new-hot-update?refid=0 Mon, 22 Jul 2013 14:00:00 -0500 Grant Hart performs in The Current studios Grant Hart may be most well-known for his time spent in Husker Du as the band's drummer, but his solo career has been keeping time for far longer than the lifespan of Husker Du. Hart stopped by our studios to play new songs from his ambitious double album 'The Argument.' http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2013/07/16/grant-hart-live?refid=0 Mon, 22 Jul 2013 12:00:00 -0500 Pigeon - Encounters Pigeon - Encounters, from the new album "Fortunes." http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2013/07/19/pigeon?refid=0 Mon, 22 Jul 2013 00:00:00 -0500 Food Pyramid - Dexedream Food Pyramid - Dexedream, from the new album "Ecstasy & Refreshment." http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2013/07/17/food-pyramid?refid=0 Fri, 19 Jul 2013 00:00:00 -0500 SOKO - First Love Never Die SOKO - First Love Never Die, from the new album "I Thought I Was An Alien." http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2013/07/17/soko?refid=0 Thu, 18 Jul 2013 00:00:00 -0500 The Love Language - Calm Down The Love Language - Calm Down, from the new album "Ruby Red." http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2013/07/16/love-language?refid=0 Wed, 17 Jul 2013 00:00:00 -0500 Tricky - Nothing's Changed Tricky - Nothing's Changed, from the new album "False Idols." http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2013/07/15/tricky?refid=0 Tue, 16 Jul 2013 00:00:00 -0500 New Hot: UK veterans return, and soul and twee reign supreme from two rising bands This week on New Hot, read about a musician who has gotten nods from some of Top 40's most popular artists, plus some young kids whose song "Awkward" took the world by storm in 2012. These are our recommended releases for July 16. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2013/07/15/new-hot-update?refid=0 Mon, 15 Jul 2013 12:00:00 -0500 CocoRosie - Tears For Animals feat. Antony Hegarty CocoRosie - Tears For Animals feat. Antony Hegarty, from the new album "Tales Of A Grass Widow." http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2013/07/12/cocorosie?refid=0 Mon, 15 Jul 2013 00:00:00 -0500 First Communion Afterparty - Jesus Told You First Communion Afterparty - Jesus Told You, from the forthcoming album "Earth Heat Sound." http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2013/07/09/first-communion-afterparty?refid=0 Fri, 12 Jul 2013 00:00:00 -0500 Susanne Sundfor - White Foxes Susanne Sundfor - White Foxes, from the new album "The Silicon Veil." http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2013/07/09/susanne-sundfor?refid=0 Thu, 11 Jul 2013 00:00:00 -0500 Boards Of Canada - Reach For The Dead Boards Of Canada - Reach For The Dead , from the new album "Tomorrow's Harvest." http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2013/07/08/boards-of-canada?refid=0 Tue, 09 Jul 2013 00:00:00 -0500 Jonny Fritz - Trash Day Jonny Fritz - Trash Day, from the new album "Dad Country." http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2013/07/01/jonny-fritz?refid=0 Mon, 08 Jul 2013 00:00:00 -0500 Standish/Carlyon - Gucci Mountain Standish/Carlyon - Gucci Mountain, from the new album "Deleted Scenes." http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2013/07/01/standish-carlyon?refid=0 Wed, 03 Jul 2013 00:00:00 -0500 Smith Westerns - Varsity Smith Westerns - Varsity, from the new album "Soft Will." http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2013/07/01/smith-westerns?refid=0 Tue, 02 Jul 2013 00:00:00 -0500 Treetop Flyers - Things Will Change Treetop Flyers - Things Will Change, from the new album "The Mountain Moves." http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2013/06/27/treetop-flyers?refid=0 Mon, 01 Jul 2013 00:00:00 -0500 New Hot: three can't-miss albums from 2013 so far This week on New Hot, we'll look at three albums widely considered to be among the most critically and commercially successful albums of the year so far. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2013/07/01/new-hot-update?refid=0 Mon, 01 Jul 2013 00:00:00 -0500 Marijuana Deathsquads - Wade Marijuana Deathsquads - Wade, from the new album "Music Rocks I & II." http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2013/06/26/marijuana-deathsquads?refid=0 Fri, 28 Jun 2013 00:00:00 -0500 Lightning Dust - Loaded Gun Lightning Dust - Loaded Gun, from the new album "Fantasy." http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2013/06/26/lightning-dust?refid=0 Thu, 27 Jun 2013 00:00:00 -0500 Alela Diane - About Farewell Alela Diane - About Farewell, the title track from her new album. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2013/06/26/alela-diane?refid=0 Wed, 26 Jun 2013 00:00:00 -0500 Natalia Clavier - Trouble Natalia Clavier - Trouble, from the new album "Lumen." http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2013/06/24/natalia-clavier?refid=0 Tue, 25 Jun 2013 00:00:00 -0500 New Hot: two indie veterans return and a baby band looks to make big This week on New Hot, read about a musician that got her start through the suggestion of schoolmate Joanna Newsom, plus a trio who got their big break opening for MGMT. These are our three recommended releases for Tuesday, June 25. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2013/06/24/new-hot-update?refid=0 Mon, 24 Jun 2013 12:33:53 -0500 Gold Panda - Brazil Gold Panda - Brazil, from the new album "Half Of Where You Live." http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2013/06/21/gold-panda?refid=0 Mon, 24 Jun 2013 00:00:00 -0500 Alison Rae - Hide and Seek Alison Rae - Hide and Seek, the title track from her new EP. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2013/06/20/alison-rae?refid=0 Fri, 21 Jun 2013 00:00:00 -0500 Imaginary Cities - Bells Of Cologne Imaginary Cities - Bells Of Cologne, from the new album "Fall Of Romance." http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2013/06/18/imaginary-cities?refid=0 Thu, 20 Jun 2013 00:00:00 -0500 Dark Horses - Alone Dark Horses - Alone, from the new album "Black Music." http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2013/06/18/dark-horses?refid=0 Wed, 19 Jun 2013 00:00:00 -0500 Besnard Lakes - People Of The Sticks Besnard Lakes - People Of The Sticks, from the new album "Until In Excess, Imperceptible UFO." http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2013/06/17/besnard-lakes?refid=0 Tue, 18 Jun 2013 00:00:00 -0500 Rogue Wave - College Rogue Wave - College, from the new album "Nightingale Floors." http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2013/06/14/rogue-wave?refid=0 Mon, 17 Jun 2013 00:00:00 -0500 New Hot: three big releases from Australia, Canada and Iceland This week on New Hot, read about a band that won multiple ARIA awards in Australia for their debut, plus another album from one of Iceland's biggest musical exports. These are our three recommended releases for Tuesday, June 18. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2013/06/17/new-hot-update?refid=0 Mon, 17 Jun 2013 00:00:00 -0500 Sun Gods To Gamma Rays - Burn Me Through Sun Gods To Gamma Rays - Burn Me Through, a new single from their forthcoming debut album. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2013/06/13/sun-gods-to-gamma-rays?refid=0 Fri, 14 Jun 2013 00:00:00 -0500 Future Bible Heroes - Living, Loving, Partygoing Future Bible Heroes - Living, Loving, Partygoing, from the new album "Partygoing." http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2013/06/07/future-bible-heroes?refid=0 Thu, 13 Jun 2013 00:00:00 -0500 Jason Isbell - Stockholm Jason Isbell - Stockholm, from the new album "Southeastern." http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2013/06/07/jason-isbell?refid=0 Wed, 12 Jun 2013 00:00:00 -0500 Radiation City - Foreign Bodies Radiation City - Foreign Bodies, from the new album "Animals In The Median." http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2013/06/07/radiation-city?refid=0 Tue, 11 Jun 2013 00:00:00 -0500 New Hot: a Gallagher, some surf punks and the return of two Scottish brothers This week on New Hot, read about an elusive Scottish duo who created a scavenger hunt to announce their new album, plus another record from one of the infamous Gallagher brothers. These are our three recommended releases for Tuesday, June 11. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2013/06/10/new-hot-update?refid=0 Mon, 10 Jun 2013 12:00:00 -0500 Laura Marling - Where Can I Go Laura Marling - Where Can I Go, from the new album "Once I Was An Eagle." http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2013/06/07/laura-marling?refid=0 Mon, 10 Jun 2013 00:00:00 -0500 Har Mar Superstar performs in The Current studios Sean Tillmann's Har Mar Superstar has long retained a rabid fanbase eager to see his on-stage schtick: stripping down to his undies accompanied by retro beats from his MiniDisc player. In the past several years, Har Mar's profile has continued to rise, especially with the support of well-regarded musicians and actors. Now he's pulling a 180 and going the funk and soul direction for his best album yet. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2013/06/07/har-mar-superstar?refid=0 Sun, 09 Jun 2013 00:00:00 -0500 Rising Scottish trio CHVRCHES performs in The Current studios Glasgow group CHVRCHES is making well-deserved waves amongst electro-pop music buffs. Last March they crossed the Atlantic for their first US performance at the massive South by Southwest festival in Austin, TX. They've been compared to Purity Ring, which isn't a surprise considering their synth-heavy sound and leading lady Lauren Mayberry's melodious, ethereal vocals. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2013/06/10/chvrches-live?refid=0 Sat, 08 Jun 2013 16:00:00 -0500 Taj Raj - Romani Taj Raj - Romani, from the new "Fine Hearts Alive EP." http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2013/06/05/taj-raj?refid=0 Fri, 07 Jun 2013 00:00:00 -0500 CHVRCHES - Recover CHVRCHES - Recover, from the "Recover EP." http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2013/06/05/chvrches?refid=0 Thu, 06 Jun 2013 00:00:00 -0500 Eleanor Friedberger - Stare At The Sun Eleanor Friedberger - Stare At The Sun, from the new album "Personal Record." http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2013/06/04/eleanor-friedberger?refid=0 Wed, 05 Jun 2013 00:00:00 -0500 Generationals - Spinoza Generationals - Spinoza, from the new album "Heza." http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2013/06/03/generationals?refid=0 Tue, 04 Jun 2013 00:00:00 -0500 New Hot: three revered indie bands are back in action This week on New Hot, read about a band that was championed by the late John Peel, plus one of America's most important modern rock groups of the 21st century. These are our three recommended releases for Tuesday, June 4. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2013/06/03/new-hot-update?refid=0 Mon, 03 Jun 2013 12:00:00 -0500 Taj Raj performs in The Current studios Taj Raj are changing their tune. Formed out of a hardcore punk background, their debut "Your Thief" was a rocking affair. But now they're going the alt-country route for new EP "Fine Hearts Alive." Their first release since 2011 sees added instrumentation, lush arrangements and an affinity for soundscapes. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2013/05/29/taj-raj-live?refid=0 Sun, 02 Jun 2013 00:00:00 -0500 Dan Israel - Live On Dan Israel - Live On, the title track from his new album. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2013/05/28/dan-israel?refid=0 Fri, 31 May 2013 00:00:00 -0500 Bored Nothing - Let Down Bored Nothing - Let Down, from the self-titled new album. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2013/05/28/bored-nothing?refid=0 Thu, 30 May 2013 00:00:00 -0500 Bonobo - Cirrus Bonobo - Cirrus, from the new album "The North Borders." http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2013/05/28/bonobo?refid=0 Wed, 29 May 2013 00:00:00 -0500 IO Echo - Ministry Of Love IO Echo - Ministry Of Love, the title track from their new album. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2013/05/25/io-echo?refid=0 Tue, 28 May 2013 00:00:00 -0500 New Hot: three distinguished musical acts look for their big break This week on New Hot, read about a new album from two of James Blake's best friends, plus one of the UK's youngest and most successful songwriters. These are our three recommended releases for Tuesday, May 28. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2013/05/25/new-hot-update?refid=0 Sun, 26 May 2013 00:00:00 -0500 Enemy Planes performs in The Current studios When Enemy Planes comes up in conversation, the same thing is always said: "What happened to Pictures Of Then?" That band essentially disappeared as Enemy Planes came into existence, leading many to think that they had split up. In reality, they're still together, but Enemy Planes explores a new direction, one that's heavily atmospheric, moody and laden with their most complex instrumentation yet. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2013/05/29/enemy-planes-live?refid=0 Sun, 26 May 2013 00:00:00 -0500 Crankshaft and The Gear Grinders - Boomtown Crankshaft and The Gear Grinders - Boomtown, from the new album "What You Gonna Do?" http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2013/05/22/crankshaft_gear_grinders?refid=0 Fri, 24 May 2013 00:00:00 -0500 Alpine - Gasoline Alpine - Gasoline, from the new album "A Is For Alpine." http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2013/05/20/alpine?refid=0 Thu, 23 May 2013 00:00:00 -0500 Dungeonesse - Shucks Dungeonesse - Shucks, from the new self-titled album. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2013/05/20/dungeonesse?refid=0 Wed, 22 May 2013 00:00:00 -0500 John Grant - GMF (Greatest Living Creature) John Grant - GMF (Greatest Living Creature), from the new album "Pale Green Ghosts." http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2013/05/16/john-grant?refid=0 Mon, 20 May 2013 00:00:00 -0500 Greg Grease performs in The Current studios South Minneapolis rapper Greg Grease knew he had to get his debut album "Cornbread, Pearl and G" out to the masses before the end of 2012. If anything, it would be a good holiday gift to family and friends. What he didn't know was that the record would end up making just about every best album list from local critics. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2013/05/08/greg-grease-live?refid=0 Sun, 19 May 2013 00:00:00 -0500 New Hot: Robots square off against brooding rock and indie pop from Down Under This week on New Hot, read about a band famous for its two pairs of brothers, plus the return of a French robotic duo. These are our three recommended releases for Tuesday, May 21. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2013/05/17/new-hot-update?refid=0 Sat, 18 May 2013 10:00:00 -0500 Crimes- Cloud Creep Crimes- Cloud Creep, from the new album "Thin Sunlight." http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2013/05/14/crimes?refid=0 Fri, 17 May 2013 00:00:00 -0500 Still Corners - Fireflies Still Corners - Fireflies, from the new album "Strange Pleasures." http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2013/05/11/still-corners?refid=0 Thu, 16 May 2013 00:00:00 -0500 She and Him - Never Wanted Your Love She and Him - Never Wanted Your Love, from the new album "Volume Three." http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2013/05/11/she-and-him?refid=0 Wed, 15 May 2013 00:00:00 -0500 Savages - She Will Savages - She Will, from the new album "Silence Yourself." http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2013/05/11/savages?refid=0 Tue, 14 May 2013 00:00:00 -0500 Deerhunter - Back To The Middle Deerhunter - Back To The Middle, from the new album "Monomania." http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2013/05/10/deerhunter?refid=0 Mon, 13 May 2013 00:00:00 -0500 Crimes performs in The Current studios Crimes' first album "Good Hope" was a sleeper success. Released to little reception initially, the band gradually came to forefront of the Twin Cities music community and gained praise for their interesting mix of lo-fi rock and slight sense of depraved lyrics. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2013/05/08/crimes-live?refid=0 Sun, 12 May 2013 00:00:00 -0500 New Hot: Atlantic bands dominate this week's releases This week on New Hot, read about a British singer whose debut is getting a United States release, as well as an album whose title comes from a Junior Reed song. These are our three recommended releases for Tuesday, May 14. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2013/05/11/new-hot-update?refid=0 Sat, 11 May 2013 10:00:00 -0500 VANDAAM - Electron Oceans VANDAAM - Electron Oceans, from the new self-titled EP. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2013/05/07/vandaam?refid=0 Fri, 10 May 2013 00:00:00 -0500 Jonny Fritz - Goodbye Summer Jonny Fritz - Goodbye Summer, from the new album "Dad Country." http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2013/05/06/jonny-fritz?refid=0 Thu, 09 May 2013 00:00:00 -0500 The Child Of Lov - Heal The Child Of Lov - Heal, from the self-titled debut album. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2013/05/06/child-of-lov?refid=0 Wed, 08 May 2013 00:00:00 -0500 Carmen Villain - Lifeissin Carmen Villain - Lifeissin, from the new album "Sleeper." http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2013/05/06/carmen-villain?refid=0 Tue, 07 May 2013 00:00:00 -0500 Mikal Cronin - Weight Mikal Cronin - Weight, from the new album "MCII." http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2013/05/03/mikal-cronin?refid=0 Mon, 06 May 2013 00:00:00 -0500 New Hot: gritty rock 'n roll dominates this week's releases This week on New Hot, read about a group whose frontwoman runs the influential Pop Noire record label plus the newest funk and soul sensation sweeping Europe. These are our three recommended releases for Tuesday, May 7. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2013/05/03/new-hot-update?refid=0 Sat, 04 May 2013 10:00:00 -0500 On An On - The Hunter On An On - The Hunter, from the new album "Give In." http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2013/05/02/on-an-on?refid=0 Fri, 03 May 2013 00:00:00 -0500 Shout Out Louds - Illusions Shout Out Louds - Illusions, from the new album "Optica." http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2013/05/01/shout-out-louds?refid=0 Thu, 02 May 2013 00:00:00 -0500 The Veils - Through The Deep Dark Wood The Veils - Through The Deep Dark Wood, from the new album "Time Stays, We Go." http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2013/04/30/veils?refid=0 Wed, 01 May 2013 00:00:00 -0500 The Uncluded - Delicate Cycle The Uncluded - Delicate Cycle, from the new album "Hokey Fright." http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2013/04/29/uncluded?refid=0 Tue, 30 Apr 2013 00:00:00 -0500 Houses - The Beauty Surrounds Houses - The Beauty Surrounds, from the new album "A Quiet Darkness." http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2013/04/26/houses?refid=0 Mon, 29 Apr 2013 00:00:00 -0500 New Hot: punk rock from Iggy Pop, California surf music and more This week on New Hot, read about a frontman who counts David Bowie among his collaborators, a California local band gone big-time and the newest electronic buzz act from New York. These are our three recommended releases for Tuesday, April 30. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2013/04/26/new-hot-update?refid=0 Sat, 27 Apr 2013 10:00:00 -0500 On An On performs in The Current studios It's time for us to welcome On An On to the Minnesota music community. But they aren't total strangers: Nate Eiesland and Alissa Ricci both grew up in the state before joining forces with Ryne Estwing and several others in the popular Chicago band Scattered Trees. After the act suddenly disbanded, Eiesland, Ricci and Estwing started On An On, changed their musical direction and partly uprooted themselves back to Minneapolis. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2013/04/22/on-an-on-live?refid=0 Sat, 27 Apr 2013 00:00:00 -0500 Har Mar Superstar - Lady, You Shot Me Har Mar Superstar - Lady, You Shot Me, from the new album "Bye Bye 17." http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2013/04/25/har-mar-superstar?refid=0 Fri, 26 Apr 2013 00:00:00 -0500 Keaton Henson - You Keaton Henson - You, from the new album "Birthdays." http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2013/04/22/keaton-henson?refid=0 Tue, 23 Apr 2013 00:00:00 -0500 Lucy Michelle performs in The Current studios At 25, Lucy Michelle has firmly established herself in the Twin Cities music community as a distinct voice. She's collaborated with countless artists and released four albums with her full band The Lapelles. But the time has come for her to branch out on her own, and she's got the help of two of Minnesota's most respected musicians. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2013/04/18/lucy-michelle?refid=0 Sun, 21 Apr 2013 00:00:00 -0500 The Ericksons perform in The Current studios Formed out of a personal tragedy, The Ericksons united sisters Bethany and Jenny with a relocation to Brooklyn. With that move, they played music every night together, finessing a brand of melancholic folk that often provides warmth when you least expect it. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2013/04/17/the-ericksons?refid=0 Sun, 21 Apr 2013 00:00:00 -0500 New Hot: a once-Minneapolitan goes up against two indie heavy-weights This week on New Hot, read about a musician with local ties who is getting help from Julian Casablancas, a Swede who got popular off of a cover of The Knife and a French band returning after a three-year silence. These are our three recommended releases for Tuesday, April 23. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2013/04/19/new-hot-update?refid=0 Sat, 20 Apr 2013 10:00:00 -0500 Mudhoney - I Like It Small Mudhoney - I Like It Small, from the new album "Vanishing Point." http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2013/04/16/mudhoney?refid=0 Wed, 17 Apr 2013 00:00:00 -0500 The Thermals - The Sunset The Thermals - The Sunset, from the new album "Desperate Ground." http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2013/04/15/the-thermals?refid=0 Tue, 16 Apr 2013 00:00:00 -0500 Young Man - In A Sense Young Man - In A Sense, from the new album "Beyond Was All Around Me." http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2013/04/12/young-man?refid=0 Mon, 15 Apr 2013 00:00:00 -0500 Frankie Lee performs in The Current studios Frankie Lee may not be a familiar name to casual local music lovers, but his face sure is. For years, he has played with countless artists in the Twin Cities, most notably supporting Molly Maher, Erik Koskinen and Tom O'Reagan as a guitarist and bassist. Now Lee has stepped into the spotlight with his debut EP "Middle West." http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2013/04/12/frankie-lee?refid=0 Sun, 14 Apr 2013 00:00:00 -0500 New Hot: releases from three of indie music's biggest breakout acts This week on New Hot, read about one of most pivotal rock bands of the 2000s, a new release from Sam Beam and a New York group whose frontwoman has worked with Har Mar Superstar. These are our three recommended releases for Tuesday, April 16. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2013/04/12/new-hot-update?refid=0 Sat, 13 Apr 2013 10:00:00 -0500 Telekinesis - Ghosts and Creatures Telekinesis - Ghosts and Creatures, from the new album "Dormarion." http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2013/04/05/telekinesis?refid=0 Thu, 11 Apr 2013 00:00:00 -0500 The Black Angels - Don't Play With Guns The Black Angels - Don't Play With Guns, from the new album "Indigo Meadow." http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2013/04/05/the-black-angels?refid=0 Wed, 10 Apr 2013 00:00:00 -0500 KS Rhoads - Harvest KS Rhoads - Harvest, from the new album "The Wilderness." http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2013/04/05/ks-rhoads?refid=0 Tue, 09 Apr 2013 00:00:00 -0500 Kurt Vile - Never Run Away Kurt Vile - Never Run Away, from the new album "Wakin On A Pretty Daze" http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2013/04/05/kurt-vile?refid=0 Mon, 08 Apr 2013 00:00:00 -0500 New Hot: Releases across the world, from Philly to Sweden This week on New Hot, read about an English musician whose debut reached #1 on the Billboard Heatseekers chart, the next release from a Swedish brother-sister duo breaking a hiatus and another album from the Philly indie rock scene. These are our three recommended releases for Tuesday, April 9. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2013/04/05/new-hot-update?refid=0 Sat, 06 Apr 2013 10:00:00 -0500 Weird Visions - Make To It feat. Zoo Animal Weird Visions - Make To It feat. Zoo Animal, from the new self-titled 7". http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2013/04/02/weird-visions?refid=0 Fri, 05 Apr 2013 00:00:00 -0500 Hey Marseilles - Bright Stars Burning Hey Marseilles - Bright Stars Burning, from the new album "Lines We Trace." http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2013/04/02/hey-marseilles?refid=0 Thu, 04 Apr 2013 00:00:00 -0500 Villagers - Nothing Arrived Villagers - Nothing Arrived, from the new album "Awayland." http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2013/03/29/villagers?refid=0 Wed, 03 Apr 2013 00:00:00 -0500 William Tyler - Cadillac Desert William Tyler - Cadillac Desert, from the new album "Impossible Truth." http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2013/03/29/william-tyler?refid=0 Tue, 02 Apr 2013 00:00:00 -0500 Wall. - Left To Wonder Wall. - Left To Wonder, from the "Shoestring EP." http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2013/03/29/wall?refid=0 Mon, 01 Apr 2013 00:00:00 -0500 Low performs in The Current studios It takes a long time for any band to leave a substantial mark on the music world, and for Minnesota, there's only a handful of artists for each decade that we can say measure up. It's safe to assume we can now add Low to that list as the band celebrates 20 years together, as well as the release of their most acclaimed album yet "The Invisible Way." http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2013/03/28/low-live?refid=0 Sun, 31 Mar 2013 00:00:00 -0500 New Hot: California takes over and psych-rock returns This week on New Hot, read about the debut of a band and the return of another, both from California, and a group who gets their name from a Velvet Underground song. These are our three recommended releases for Tuesday, April 2. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2013/03/29/new-hot-update?refid=0 Sat, 30 Mar 2013 10:00:00 -0500 Pert Near Sandstone - Ship Of Fools Pert Near Sandstone - Ship Of Fools, the title track of their new 7". http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2013/03/28/pert-near-sandstone?refid=0 Fri, 29 Mar 2013 00:00:00 -0500 Black Rebel Motorcycle Club - Let The Day Begin Black Rebel Motorcycle Club - Let The Day Begin, from the new album "Specter At The Feast." http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2013/03/27/black-rebel-motorcycle-club?refid=0 Thu, 28 Mar 2013 00:00:00 -0500 Pickwick - Hacienda Motel Pickwick - Hacienda Motel, from the new album "Can't Talk Medicine." http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2013/03/26/pickwick?refid=0 Wed, 27 Mar 2013 00:00:00 -0500 Caitlin Rose - Waitin' Caitlin Rose - Waitin', from the new album "The Stand-In." http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2013/03/25/caitlin-rose?refid=0 Tue, 26 Mar 2013 00:00:00 -0500 Josh Ritter - Joy To You Baby Josh Ritter - Joy To You Baby, from the new album "The Beast In Its Tracks." http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2013/03/22/josh-ritter?refid=0 Mon, 25 Mar 2013 00:00:00 -0500 Strange Relations - Endurance Strange Relations - Endurance, from the new "Ghost World EP." http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2013/03/20/strange-relations?refid=0 Fri, 22 Mar 2013 00:00:00 -0500 Foxygen - No Destruction Foxygen - No Destruction, from the new album "We Are The 21st Century Ambassadors Of Peace And Magic." http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2013/03/15/foxygen?refid=0 Thu, 21 Mar 2013 00:00:00 -0500 Ulrich Schnauss - I Take Comfort In Your Ignorance Ulrich Schnauss - I Take Comfort In Your Ignorance, from the new album "A Long Way To Fall." http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2013/03/15/ulrich-schnauss?refid=0 Wed, 20 Mar 2013 00:00:00 -0500 Ducktails - Letter Of Intent Ducktails - Letter Of Intent, from the new album "The Flower Lane." http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2013/03/15/ducktails?refid=0 Tue, 19 Mar 2013 00:00:00 -0500 Wooden Wand - Supermoon (The Sounding Line) Wooden Wand - Supermoon (The Sounding Line), from the new album "Blood Oaths Of The New Blues." http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2013/03/15/wooden-wand?refid=0 Mon, 18 Mar 2013 00:00:00 -0500 Gospel Gossip performs in The Current studios It's been three years since Gospel Gossip released their "Drift EP," but now the trio is back with a self-titled album that truly is a labor of love. A brief hiatus and a long recording process has given the Northfield-born band time to refocus and finesse their sound. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2013/03/13/gospel-gossip-live?refid=0 Sun, 17 Mar 2013 00:00:00 -0500 New Hot: Low turns 20, BRMC becomes a teenager and The Staves are born This week on New Hot, read about a band that got started at an open-mic night, one of America's most notorious rock bands and an act considered a Minnesota staple. These are our three recommended releases for Tuesday, March 19. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2013/03/15/new-hot-update?refid=0 Sat, 16 Mar 2013 10:00:00 -0500 Fury Things - Vapors Fury Things - Vapors, from the new "EP2." http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2013/03/11/fury-things?refid=0 Fri, 15 Mar 2013 00:00:00 -0500 Mister Lies - Align Mister Lies - Align, from the new album "Mowgli." http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2013/03/11/mister-lies?refid=0 Thu, 14 Mar 2013 00:00:00 -0500 Gliss - Blur Gliss - Blur, from the new album "Langsom Dans." http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2013/03/11/gliss?refid=0 Wed, 13 Mar 2013 00:00:00 -0500 The Cave Singers - No Tomorrow The Cave Singers - No Tomorrow, from the new album "Naomi." http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2013/03/08/cave-singers?refid=0 Tue, 12 Mar 2013 00:00:00 -0500 Ladyfinger (ne) - Dark Horse Ladyfinger (ne) - Dark Horse, from the new album "Errant Forms." http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2013/03/08/ladyfinger?refid=0 Mon, 11 Mar 2013 00:00:00 -0500 Anonymous Choir performs in The Current studios Dark Dark Dark's Nona Marie started her Anonymous Choir back in 2011, featuring a rotating cast of female musicians and close friends, some of which had never performed in a band before. The result is a gorgeous, stirring and stripped-down project focused solely on covers of their favorite musicians. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2013/03/08/anonymous-choir?refid=0 Sun, 10 Mar 2013 00:00:00 -0600 New Hot - 3 b's: Bowie, Banhart and (Wild) Belle This week on New Hot, read about a young band from Chicago signed to a major label, a musician who brought back the "freak-folk" style and a living legend who has sold over 140 million albums. These are our three recommended releases for Tuesday, March 12. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2013/03/08/new-hot-update?refid=0 Sat, 09 Mar 2013 10:00:00 -0600 Bad Bad Hats - Super America Bad Bad Hats - Super America, from the "It Hurts EP." http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2013/02/28/bad-bad-hats?refid=0 Fri, 08 Mar 2013 00:00:00 -0600 James Hunter Six - Minute by Minute James Hunter Six - Minute By Minute, from the new album "Minute By Minute." http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2013/02/28/james-hunter-six?refid=0 Thu, 07 Mar 2013 00:00:00 -0600 Jose James - Do You Feel Jose James - Do You Feel, from the new album "No Beginning No End." http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2013/02/28/jose-james?refid=0 Wed, 06 Mar 2013 00:00:00 -0600 DRGN KING - Wild Night DRGN KING - Wild Night, from the new album "Paragraph Nights." http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2013/02/28/drgn-king?refid=0 Tue, 05 Mar 2013 00:00:00 -0600 Dog Bite - Forever Until Dog Bite - Forever Until, from the new album "Velvet Changes." http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2013/02/28/dog-bite?refid=0 Mon, 04 Mar 2013 00:00:00 -0600 Carroll performs in The Current studios One of the fastest rising local bands right now is Carroll, a quartet that graduated from Macalester College last year and got their name from the street they lived on. A mix of psych-pop and Alec Ounsworth-esque vocals, Carroll just released their debut EP and has subsequently gathered all sorts of press and accolades. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2013/02/27/carroll-live?refid=0 Sun, 03 Mar 2013 00:00:00 -0600 STNNNG performs in The Current studios When it comes to loud bands, it's difficult to out-do STNNNG. For 10 years, this local quintet has released some of the most acclaimed Minnesota albums and consistently challenged the strength of venues' sound systems across town. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2013/02/26/stnnng-live?refid=0 Sun, 03 Mar 2013 00:00:00 -0600 Van Stee - Color In The Paper Planes Van Stee - Color In The Paper Planes, from the new album "We Are." http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2013/02/26/van-stee?refid=0 Fri, 01 Mar 2013 00:00:00 -0600 Big Harp - You Can't Save 'Em All Big Harp - You Can't Save 'Em All, from the new album "Chain Letters." http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2013/02/26/big-harp?refid=0 Thu, 28 Feb 2013 00:00:00 -0600 John Grant - Black Belt John Grant - Black Belt, from the new album "Pale Green Ghosts." http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2013/02/26/john-grant?refid=0 Wed, 27 Feb 2013 00:00:00 -0600 The Spinto Band - Shake It Off The Spinto Band - Shake It Off, from the new album "Cool Cocoon." http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2013/02/25/the-spinto-band?refid=0 Tue, 26 Feb 2013 00:00:00 -0600 Veronica Falls - Teenage Veronica Falls - Teenage, from the new album "Waiting For Something To Happen." http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2013/02/21/veronica-falls?refid=0 Mon, 25 Feb 2013 00:00:00 -0600 Album Review: Atoms for Peace - AMOK Even if you aren't a fan of "AMOK," accolades are in order to a band whose first outing has truly pushed the boundaries of subtlety. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2013/02/25/atoms-for-peace-amok-review?refid=0 Sun, 24 Feb 2013 12:00:00 -0600 Van Stee performs for 89.3 The Current It has been a year in the making and Van Stee is following up their popular single "We Are" with a debut album of the same name. Concocted by Charlie Van Stee and Josh Kaplan, the now five-piece has been gaining steam in the Twin Cities with their Brit-inpsired pop rock. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2013/02/22/van-stee-live?refid=0 Sun, 24 Feb 2013 00:00:00 -0600 New Hot: 3 new albums to listen to this week This week on New Hot, read about a band who become a YouTube sensation, a side project of Radiohead and the debut solo album from The Smiths' former guitarist. These are our three recommended releases for Tuesday, February 26. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2013/02/22/new-hot-update?refid=0 Sat, 23 Feb 2013 10:00:00 -0600 Gloss - Ian's Dream Gloss - Ian's Dream, from the new "Front Porch" 7". http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2013/02/21/gloss?refid=0 Fri, 22 Feb 2013 00:00:00 -0600 Beach Fossils - Generational Synthetic Beach Fossils - Generational Synthetic, from the new album "Clash The Truth." http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2013/02/20/beach-fossils?refid=0 Thu, 21 Feb 2013 00:00:00 -0600 Unknown Mortal Orchestra - So Good At Being In Trouble Unknown Mortal Orchestra - So Good At Being In Trouble, from the new album "II." http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2013/02/19/unknown-mortal-orchestra?refid=0 Tue, 19 Feb 2013 16:08:29 -0600 Jamie Lidell - What A Shame Jamie Lidell - What A Shame, from his new self-titled album. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2013/02/15/jamie-lidell?refid=0 Tue, 19 Feb 2013 00:00:00 -0600 Mount Moriah - Bright Light Mount Moriah - Bright Light, from the new album "Miracle Temple." http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2013/02/15/mount-moriah?refid=0 Mon, 18 Feb 2013 00:00:00 -0600 Aby Wolf performs live for 89.3 The Current Stick with me through this momentary confusion you might be experiencing: Wolf Lords was the name of a project launched last year that you heard a lot of on the station. It's a collaboration between Aby Wolf and Grant Cutler. However, now the project has been transitioned to Aby's name, and the album title has been made "Wolf Lords." http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2013/02/15/aby-wolf-live?refid=0 Sun, 17 Feb 2013 00:00:00 -0600 Broncho - Try Me Out Sometime Broncho - Try Me Out Sometime, from the new album "Can't Get Past The Lips." http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2013/02/12/broncho?refid=0 Thu, 14 Feb 2013 00:00:00 -0600 Pillowfight - In The Afternoon Pillowfight - In The Afternoon, from their new self-titled album. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2013/02/11/pillowfight?refid=0 Wed, 13 Feb 2013 00:00:00 -0600 Jenny O. - Good Love Jenny O. - Good Love, from the new album "Automechanic." http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2013/02/11/jenny-o?refid=0 Tue, 12 Feb 2013 00:00:00 -0600 Cheatahs - The Swan Cheatahs - The Swan, from the new album "Extended Plays." http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2013/02/08/cheatahs?refid=0 Mon, 11 Feb 2013 00:00:00 -0600 Southwire performs in The Current studios Sometimes Duluth feels very far away. Unless bands from the area are playing regularly in the Twin Cities, it's typical for some of the brightest acts from the North Shore to get overlooked. Last year, we got a ton of tips regarding musicians producing incredible work just a few hours from The Current's home-base. One of the bands we heard most often was Southwire, and we have a feeling that Minnesota is going to be talking a lot about them this year. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2013/02/08/southwire-live?refid=0 Sun, 10 Feb 2013 00:00:00 -0600 Aby Wolf - Brave Boy Aby Wolf - Brave Boy, from the new album "Wolf Lords." http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2013/02/05/aby-wolf?refid=0 Fri, 08 Feb 2013 00:00:00 -0600 The Current's Public Music Meeting: Recap and Results We held our first public music meeting at the Amsterdam Bar and Hall on Tuesday night as part of a grand experiment: what would happen if listeners could sound off on music that the programming team was considering adding to The Current's playlist? http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2013/02/06/music-meeting-recap?refid=0 Wed, 06 Feb 2013 15:00:00 -0600 Thao and The Get Down Stay Down - We The Common (For Valerie Bolden) Thao and The Get Down Stay Down - We The Common (For Valerie Bolden), from the new album "We The Common." http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2013/02/05/thao-get-down-stay-down?refid=0 Wed, 06 Feb 2013 00:00:00 -0600 Adam Green and Binki Shapiro - Just To Make Me Feel Good Adam Green and Binki Shapiro - Just To Make Me Feel Good, from the self-titled debut. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2013/02/01/adam-green-binki-shapiro?refid=0 Tue, 05 Feb 2013 00:00:00 -0600 Night Beds - Ramona Night Beds - Ramona, from the new album "Country Sleep." http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2013/02/01/night-beds?refid=0 Mon, 04 Feb 2013 00:00:00 -0600 Amor De Dias - Jeans Waving Amor De Dias - Jeans Waving, from the new album "The House At Sea." http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2013/01/29/amor-de-dias?refid=0 Thu, 31 Jan 2013 00:00:00 -0600 Wake Owl - Wild Country Wake Owl - Wild Country, the title track from the new "Wild Country EP." http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2013/01/28/wake-owl?refid=0 Tue, 29 Jan 2013 00:00:00 -0600 Whitehorse - Devil's Got A Gun Whitehorse - Devil's Got A Gun, from the new album "The Fate Of This World Depends On This Kiss." http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2013/01/25/whitehorse?refid=0 Mon, 28 Jan 2013 00:00:00 -0600 Nightlands - So Far So Long Nightlands - So Far So Long, from the new album "Oak Island." http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2013/01/18/nightlands?refid=0 Thu, 24 Jan 2013 00:00:00 -0600 Indians - I Am Haunted Indians - I Am Haunted, from the new album "Somewhere Else." http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2013/01/18/indians?refid=0 Wed, 23 Jan 2013 00:00:00 -0600 Dan Deacon - Guilford Avenue Bridge (Live at The Current) Dan Deacon - Guilford Avenue Bridge (Live at The Current) http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2013/01/18/dan-deacon?refid=0 Tue, 22 Jan 2013 00:00:00 -0600 Parquet Courts - Borrowed Time Parquet Courts - Borrowed Time, from the new album "Light Up Gold." http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2013/01/18/parquet-courts?refid=0 Mon, 21 Jan 2013 00:00:00 -0600 Mixed Blood Majority performs in The Current studios Mixed Blood Majority may be a new act, but the faces are familiar to Minnesotans. The trio consists of Joe Horton of No Bird Sing, Lazerbeak of Doomtree and Crescent Moon of Kill The Vultures. The new collaboration brings the best of all their projects into a cohesive collective, challenging listeners to embark on a hip-hop journey of styles throughout the years. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2013/01/17/mixed-blood-majority-live?refid=0 Sun, 20 Jan 2013 00:00:00 -0600 Thomas Kivi and The Immigrants - Cops and Crims Thomas Kivi and The Immigrants - Cops and Crims, from their new self-titled EP. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2013/01/10/thomas-kivi-cops-crims?refid=0 Fri, 18 Jan 2013 00:00:00 -0600 Bleeding Rainbow - Waking Dream Bleeding Rainbow - Waking Dream, from the new album "Yeah Right." http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2013/01/10/bleeding-rainbow-waking-dream?refid=0 Thu, 17 Jan 2013 00:00:00 -0600 Yo La Tengo - I'll Be Around Yo La Tengo - I'll Be Around, from the new album "Fade." http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2013/01/11/yo-la-tengo-ill-be-around?refid=0 Wed, 16 Jan 2013 00:00:00 -0600 Low - Plastic Cup Low - Plastic Cup, from the new album "The Invisible Way." http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2013/01/15/low-plastic-cup?refid=0 Tue, 15 Jan 2013 00:00:00 -0600 Sallie Ford and The Sound Outside - Party Kids Sallie Ford and The Sound Outside - Party Kids, from the forthcoming album "Untamed Beast." http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2013/01/10/sallie-ford-party-kids?refid=0 Mon, 14 Jan 2013 00:00:00 -0600 The Growlers - One Million Lovers The Growlers - One Million Lovers, from the new album "Hung At Heart." http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2013/01/04/the-growlers-one-million-lovers?refid=0 Wed, 09 Jan 2013 00:00:00 -0600 Album Review: Alt-J - An Awesome Wave Sometimes avant-garde appeal surpasses commercial appeal. Alt-J fit that niche at exactly the right moment. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2012/12/31/alt-j-an-awesome-wave-review?refid=0 Mon, 31 Dec 2012 00:00:00 -0600 All Eyes performs in The Current studios All Eyes' debut album "Shelf Life" has been in the recording phase for over a year. The quartet has had a mysterious public profile during that time, but the names of the members aren't newcomers to Minnesota. Notably, the band is led by Alicia Wiley, a singer whose previous five albums were done as a solo affair. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2012/12/03/alleyes-live?refid=0 Sun, 09 Dec 2012 00:00:00 -0600 Current Presents: Garage Rocks 3 Sunday night on the Current Presents, "Girls Got Rhythm" co-founder Dana Raidt joins Jon Schober for a Garage Rock 'road trip' across the United States. Tune into 89.3 The Current on Sunday night from 9-10 p.m. to hear the freakbeat play out. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2012/12/05/garage-rocks-3?refid=0 Fri, 07 Dec 2012 00:00:00 -0600 Solid Gold performs in The Current studios Four years after their wildly popular debut album, Solid Gold has returned with their follow-up full-length "Eat Your Young." Dark and brooding themes are abound on this effort, the product of a long hiatus and change in pace. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2012/11/21/solidgold-live?refid=0 Sun, 02 Dec 2012 00:00:00 -0600 Chastity Brown at McNally Smith's Soundbite Series As part of McNally Smith's ongoing Soundbite Series, Local Show host David Campbell once again sits down with another musician to dissect their work for an interview and live performance -- this time from the rising Chastity Brown. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2012/11/21/chastity-brown-soundbite?refid=0 Wed, 21 Nov 2012 12:39:07 -0600 Prissy Clerks performs in The Current studios Prissy Clerks won Vita.mn's Are You Local? contest back at the beginning of 2012, and we've been waiting almost a full year for their debut album. Now the quartet is preparing to jump into the spotlight with the release of "Bruise Or Be Bruised." http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2012/11/13/prissyclerks-live?refid=0 Sun, 18 Nov 2012 00:00:00 -0600 Cast Your Ballot: Top Local Albums Of 2012 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 is also launching an inaugural poll to determine the best Minnesota releases of 2012. But we need your votes to make this poll a reality! http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2012/11/16/local-poll?refid=0 Fri, 16 Nov 2012 10:30:00 -0600 The Local Show talks with Chaperone Records The local music scene in Duluth has been gaining some well-deserved attention in the past couple of years, and the addition of a new record label in town definitely won't hurt the spotlight. Chaperone Records may be a baby still -- it was only launched in May of this year -- but its roster already includes some of the brightest talent on the North Shore. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2012/11/05/chaperone-records-interview?refid=0 Mon, 05 Nov 2012 11:32:43 -0600 Album Review: Frank Ocean - Channel Orange "Channel Orange" revels in the silence between beats; it makes minimalism sound bold and enlightened. It's also masterful in the way it intertwines R&B, jazz, electro-funk and psychedelia. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2012/10/26/frank-ocean-channel-orange?refid=0 Mon, 29 Oct 2012 00:00:00 -0500 Robust Worlds Talks With The Local Show Chris Rose has been a go-to guitarist in town for years, playing with bands like Vampire Hands, Private Dancer and Heavy Deeds. For much of the last year though, he has embarked on a solo affair called Robust Worlds. The project is doused in characteristic reverb and provides dreamy imagery that cohesively pulls together all the work he's done in other acts through the years. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2012/10/19/robustworlds-interview?refid=0 Sun, 21 Oct 2012 18:00:00 -0500 Big Cats! performs in The Current studios One half of Guante and Big Cats!, Spencer Wirth-Davis has been busy with his Big Cats self, creating beats for much of the hip-hop community in the Twin Cities over the past year. Because of his extensive collaborations, he's become of the most sought-after producers in the area. But for his new record "For My Mother," Spencer did the gathering of talent. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2012/09/26/bigcats-live?refid=0 Sun, 07 Oct 2012 00:00:00 -0500 Dark Dark Dark performs in The Current studios This seems to be a big year for Dark Dark Dark. At the time of recording this session with the quintet, they were about to jet off that night to Iowa City, the first date on their 2012 tour that will lead them across the States, to Australia, Europe and back again. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2012/09/27/darkdarkdark-live?refid=0 Sun, 30 Sep 2012 00:00:00 -0500 The Daredevil Christopher Wright performs in The Current studios Since 2004, The Daredevil Christopher Wright has been one of Eau Claire's musical success stories, releasing a string of records that got them well-deserved national attention. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2012/09/19/daredevilchristopherwright-live?refid=0 Sun, 23 Sep 2012 00:00:00 -0500 The Valdons perform in The Current studios The Valdons were one of the most popular funk and soul groups of the late '60s and early '70s in the Twin Cities. After disbanding, the quartet never dropped their passion for music, continuing to perform with other bands and as solo artists. So Minnesotans and the rest of the world are getting a rare treat: the modern day reincarnation of The Valdons courtesy of Secret Stash Records. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2012/09/14/the-valdons-live?refid=0 Fri, 14 Sep 2012 14:17:44 -0500 Strange Names performs in The Current studios The musical chemistry between Liam Benzvi and Francis Jimenez is immediately apparent on the layered electro-jams that fill their first studio EP. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2012/08/20/strangenames-live?refid=0 Sun, 09 Sep 2012 00:00:00 -0500 Bomba De Luz performs in The Current studios Bomba De Luz only just put out their debut record "What A Heavy Weight," but the high-school band are already darlings in the local music community. With a CD release show that featured too many opening acts to count such as Brian Laidlaw, Twinkie Jiggles Broken Orchestra, Ill Chemistry and Guante, the young group is quickly finding their sound and finessing their craft. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2012/08/31/bombadeluz-live?refid=0 Sun, 02 Sep 2012 00:00:00 -0500 Mankwe performs in The Current studios Mankwe is like a version of Nina Simone and Erykah Badu, but we get to have her in our own backyard. Her improvisational technique, a skill she has fine-tuned through years of performing, as well as her world music influences, have melded together for a proper sophomore record in "Science and Spirit." http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2012/08/02/mankwe-live?refid=0 Sun, 19 Aug 2012 00:00:00 -0500 Actual Wolf performs in The Current studios Eric Pollard has been playing with Low and Retribution Gospel Choir, but his new project may be of a surprise to you. As Actual Wolf, he channels the best of Bob Dylan in one respect and good ol' fashioned folk rock when a live band is employed. He's moved down to the Twin Cities this summer to routinely play gigs, and he joined us in the studio for his Local Show debut. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2012/08/06/actualwolf-live?refid=0 Sun, 12 Aug 2012 00:00:00 -0500 Sleep Study performs in The Current studios Sleep Study's craft comes in their songwriting, joining the ranks of other established lyricists in the Twin Cities like Chris Koza, Jeremy Messersmith and Adam Levy. Coupled with strong chemistry within the band and an updated '70s aesthetic as heard on their first single "Flower Girl," the group has been making waves since their formation last summer. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2012/07/20/sleepstudy-live?refid=0 Sun, 05 Aug 2012 00:00:00 -0500 Spiritualized live at First Avenue Spiritualized's appearance at First Avenue in May was the first in years, and a ravenous Twin Cities fanbase welcomed Jason Pierce and his band back with open arms. For those who missed it, The Current recorded and aired the entire show, and now we're able to provide it for you to stream online. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2012/08/02/spiritualized-live-first-ave?refid=0 Thu, 02 Aug 2012 15:28:28 -0500 Dosh performs in The Current studios Martin Dosh has been playing in the Twin Cities music community for years, penning his first solo album a decade ago. After a successful streak on Anticon Records and consistent touring with Andrew Bird, the multi-instrumentalist is planning to release new material at the beginning of 2013. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2012/07/27/dosh-live?refid=0 Sun, 29 Jul 2012 00:00:00 -0500 Flavor Crystals performs in The Current studios Three is the magic number for Flavor Crystals. "Three" is the name of their new record, it took three years to record and it's their first release in that many years. It's a welcome surprise: the psych-rock band put out two of the Twin Cities' most acclaimed releases during the mid-2000s, a pair of records which spawned a tour with Brian Jonestown Massacre. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2012/07/20/flavorcrystals-live?refid=0 Sun, 22 Jul 2012 00:00:00 -0500 John Mark Nelson performs in The Current studios When people hear John Mark Nelson's music for the first time, the sense of disbelief is usually evident. With arrangements that recall songwriters who have been in the business for decades, the 18-year old - and recently graduated - Minnetonka High student is turning heads for the mature compositions he's been recording since the age of 14. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2012/07/05/johnmarknelson-live?refid=0 Fri, 06 Jul 2012 15:00:00 -0500 The Chalice performs in The Current studios The Chalice may be a new collective, but the three emcees who make it up - Sophia Eris, Claire De Lune and Lizzo - are well-known in the local music community both here and outside the region. Bringing a much needed light to female-fronted hip-hop, the trio mixes whip-smart raps, crisp production and clever imagery to create songs that don't plan on leaving your head anytime soon. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2012/05/23/thechalice-live?refid=0 Sun, 03 Jun 2012 00:00:00 -0500 Hypstrz performs in The Current studios The Hypstrz were considered one of the purveyors of cool in the Twin Cities during the late '70s and early '80s, helping to pave the way for some of our most beloved bands like The Suicide Commandos and The Suburbs. Hypstrz had a different niche though: reworking '60s classics into an idiosyncratic, full-out garage rock and punk experiment. And while they didn't immediately get the attention they deserved, the band has now gone down in the history books of Minnesota music. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2012/05/17/hypstrz-live?refid=0 Sun, 20 May 2012 00:00:00 -0500 MaLLy performs in The Current studios If there's one artist in the Twin Cities who has steadily increased their recognition and popularity, it's probably MaLLy. Malik Watkins is only in his mid-20s, but his reputation has been bolstered by encouragement from the Rhymesayers crew and old friends from the high-school days that now collaborate with him side-by-side. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2012/05/11/mally-live?refid=0 Sun, 13 May 2012 00:00:00 -0500 Bloodnstuff performs in The Current studios Local duo Bloodnstuff has been gathering accolades the past few months for their raucous live show. While many might think they're a new band on the circuit, Ed Holmberg and Dylan Gouert have actually been playing around for almost ten years, finessing a craft that has seen many incarnations. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2012/05/11/bloodnstuff-live?refid=0 Sun, 13 May 2012 00:00:00 -0500 Father John Misty performs in The Current studios Father John Misty may be a relatively new project, but the man behind it has been around for a few years now, playing in one of indie music's greatest break-out bands. J. Tillman used to drum for the mighty Pacific-Northwest act Fleet Foxes, but left the group this year to pursue his own endeavors, trading in the rootsy, experimental folk for more of a vintage rock sound. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2012/05/11/fatherjohnmisty-live?refid=0 Fri, 11 May 2012 19:30:00 -0500 Justin Townes Earle performs in The Current studios Justin Townes Earle shouldn't be overshadowed by his famous father Steve Earle. The two may have similar styles, but Justin modernizes what his dad began popularizing in the late '90s. His newest record "Nothing's Gonna Change The Way You Feel About Me Now" has garnered considerable accolades in the Americana scene, and there's a chance for you to win a copy of that CD from The Current this week. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2012/05/07/justintownesearle-live?refid=0 Mon, 07 May 2012 17:30:00 -0500 Dylan Hicks and The Toughies performs in The Current studios Dylan Hicks has been in the midst of a long-term hiatus. We saw the release of his last record in 2001 after a string of prolific efforts starting all the way back in 1990. Maybe he was tired and maybe he needed something new, but we can at least partially chalk up his absence as the result of his most recent endeavor: "Boarded Windows," Hicks' new book. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2012/05/04/dylanhicks-live?refid=0 Sun, 06 May 2012 00:00:00 -0500 I Self Devine performs in The Current studios I Self Devine's new record features a slew of hip-hop power players to complement an emcee who is gaining major ground locally and nationally for his whip-smart and poignant raps. In his debut for The Current, I Self Devine talks Soundset, origins, his wide-range of influences from disco to his mother, graffiti and more. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2012/05/04/iselfdevine-live?refid=0 Sun, 06 May 2012 00:00:00 -0500 L'Assassins performs in The Current studios L'Assassins have been playing together for over two years, but they may seem new to local music fans since L'Assassins wasn't always their name. In fact, the quartet performed without a title for months before settling on something that fit their aesthetic and style. They've found their identity and are rising fast: L'Assassins will be playing the inaugural Girls Got Rhythm Fest in early May. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2012/04/20/lassassins-live?refid=0 Sun, 29 Apr 2012 00:00:00 -0500 Lucy Michelle and The Velvet Lapelles performs in The Current studios Lucy Michelle and The Velvet Lapelles have been together for a long time. A string of well-received albums, best band nods and consistently well-attended shows has made the act a local treasure. In the past year though, they've been a little off the radar. Now we know why - the band has traded in their traditional folk sound for a full sonic revamp and the results on their newest record "Heat" couldn't be more promising. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2012/04/17/lucymichelle-live?refid=0 Fri, 20 Apr 2012 11:30:00 -0500 Cults performs in The Current studios The backstory of Manhattan band Cults is second-nature by now: originally a duo, Brian Oblivion and Madeline Follin released a three-song EP on Bandcamp in 2010 that gradually gathered accolades over the next year. It eventually nabbed them a spot on famed major label Columbia Records, proof that no matter how small you start off, your impact can still be huge. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2012/04/16/cults-live?refid=0 Mon, 16 Apr 2012 15:30:00 -0500 A. Wolf and Her Claws performs in The Current studios Aby Wolf was chosen to partake in the Cedar Cultural Center's 416 Club Commission in 2011 and received a grant to explore a new electro-art-pop project that had been stewing in her mind. Recruiting the talents of Jesse Whitney, Linnea Mohn and Joey Van Phillips, Wolf created A. Wolf and Her Claws. Instead of a one-off performance as originally planned for the Cedar's winter season, a full-fledged band has been formed and there's no signs of slowing the momentum. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2012/04/13/awolfandherclaws-live?refid=0 Sun, 15 Apr 2012 18:00:00 -0500 Trampled By Turtles performs in The Current studios The Duluth quintet has been steadily expanding its fan-base for the past decade, and the release of their fifth record "Palomino" undeniably helped propel them into greater mass appeal. It reached #1 on the US Bluegrass charts and stayed in the top 10 for over a year. It should come as no surprise then that the year which followed the release proved to be Trampled By Turtles' most important year yet, solidifying their role as one of the major players of Minnesota music making an impact nationally and abroad. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2012/04/09/trampledbyturtles-live?refid=0 Wed, 11 Apr 2012 17:00:00 -0500 Is/Is performs in The Current studios Is/Is has consistently risen to the top of the local music scene, anchored by tight, vintage-inspired rhythms and scuzzy vocals that has made many a garage/psych rock fan's ears experience sonic bliss. That's a lofty statement, but the trio of musicians have been critical darlings since they first began making music. Now they are back in the spotlight with their long-awaited debut record "III." http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2012/03/26/isis-live?refid=0 Sun, 08 Apr 2012 00:00:00 -0500 Metronomy performs in The Current studios Metronomy's "The Look" was one of the hottest songs to come out in 2011, harnessed on an electronic minimalism that made the track's hook immediately danceable. It didn't hurt that the rest of the album "The English Riviera" was also a fine exploration of pop music, ensuring that frontman Joseph Mount would have a hit on his hands. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2012/04/05/metronomy-live?refid=0 Thu, 05 Apr 2012 19:30:00 -0500 Lucero performs in The Current studios Lucero probably won't be slowing down anytime soon. Live show enthusiasts since their beginnings in the late '90s, the band performs hundreds of times a year in support of the nine records they've already put out. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2012/04/04/lucero-live?refid=0 Thu, 05 Apr 2012 11:00:00 -0500 Magic Castles performs in The Current studios Long-time veterans of the local music community, Magic Castles are now getting a proper reintroduction. Thanks to Brian Jonestown Massacre's Anton Newcombe, the band has released a deluxe retrospective of their career through his personal record label. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2012/03/28/magiccastles-live?refid=0 Sun, 01 Apr 2012 00:00:00 -0500 Astronautalis peforms in The Current studio Spending most of his life between Jacksonville and Seattle, Andy Bothwell's adopted pseudonym of Astronautalis has managed to play shows in the Twin Cities on a consistent basis over the past decade. Through his time in Minnesota, Bothwell befriended many of our most acclaimed local musicians, one of the many reasons he finally decided his move to the state would become a reality. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2012/02/29/astronautalis-live?refid=0 Sun, 25 Mar 2012 00:00:00 -0500 Chastity Brown performs in The Current studios Chastity Brown has been absent from Minnesota for a little while, but there's a good reason for it. Knoxville born and raised and a Minneapolis transplant, the inspiration for her latest album "Back-Road Highways" largely came with her roots. Tennessee and the South in general have helped shape Brown's newest sound, one which pushes her into new territory, both lyrically and instrumentally. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2012/03/08/chastitybrown-live?refid=0 Sun, 18 Mar 2012 00:00:00 -0500 Album Review: Local Current Vol. 2 From those who surge to unrivaled exposure in short amounts of time like Polica and Night Moves to experimental artistry that many bands will never match like you find in Brute Heart; from seasoned veterans who claim membership in too many acts to count like Haley Bonar and Halloween, Alaska, to the wild genre-crossing found in Mystery Palace and Doomtree - this thirst to constantly explore and collaborate is what makes the state so unique and active. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2012/01/29/album-review-local-current-vol-2?refid=0 Sun, 29 Jan 2012 00:00:00 -0600