His Mischief : "Roman Holiday" Video
Saint Paul band His Mischief would like you to watch this video for “Roman Holiday” off their new album, The Perfect Lover, which officially
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One for the Team : "Best Supporting Actress" (mp3)
Minneapolis indie-pop group One for the Team‘s newest release, Build A Garden comes out today (hooray!).
The eight-song EP was recorded by OFTT in their apartment and engineered, mixed and produced by Ian Anderson in his bedroom (naturally), and features four brand new songs and four re-arranged and re-recorded songs from last year’s Build It Up.
There is a limited pressing of 500 hand-made copies, or can be found online in the usual places.
Check out the single and try not to buy it:
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A-Trak : Infinity +1
Frequent readers know I love trip-hop, uptempo, improvisational, experimental, downtempo and psychedelic electronic music.
I spin music all day at work, and I’ve found both creativity and production efficiency greatly expand when good music is playing.
Today I’m spinning Brooklyn/Montreal DJ wunderkind A-Trak‘s new album, Infinity +1. Although the title may be cliche, the tunes are definitely anything but.
I first heard A-Trak a year or so ago when I was sent his 26 minute “Running Man: Nike+ Original Run.” It was so good, it pretty much played on repeat for 3 weeks in my office.
On this new mix, A-Trak mixes sea gull caws, . . . → Read More: A-Trak : Infinity +1
Company of Thieves : "Even in the Dark" (Acoustic)
Very cool new video from Company of Thieves — a live, outdoors, on top of a mountain, acoustic version of “Even in the Dark,” one of the bonus tracks off their debut album, Ordinary Riches. I bet they surprised some rattlesnakes . . . → Read More: Company of Thieves : "Even in the Dark" (Acoustic)
Substance presents: Manifestation featuring Sage Francis, First Avenue, March 27, 2009
Photos thanks to: Nick Dahl.
Substance presents Manifestation featuring Sage Francis.
March 27th, 2009
First Avenue, Minneapolis, MN
Substance brought together a great show Friday night. In addition to Sage Francis, the lineup also included DJ Verb-X, The God Damn Doo Wop Band, Cecil Otter, B. Dolan, Building Better Bombs, and a number of spoken word artists, speakers, and videos throughout the night.
Sage Francis rolled out a much anticipated set at the end of the night, but what really caught my attention was Cecil Otter who spun his crafty lyrics from the extended stage. A Solid, heavy feel. Flows like mercury.
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Northern Outpost: Episode 7 – Military Special
NORTHERN OUTPOST – Episode 7 – Military Special – 3/27/09 from Northern Outpost on Vimeo.
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Great Lake Swimmers – "Pulling On A Line" Video
Great Lake Swimmers‘ new album, Lost Channels comes our March 31, and the group hits Minneapolis’ 7th St. Entry on . . . → Read More: Great Lake Swimmers – "Pulling On A Line" Video
Horatio Lee Jenkins : Drunker Than Satan
Between the title track and “Shit I Don’t Feel So Good, ” it’s not hard to discern Horatio Lee Jenkins’ Drunker Than Satan has it’s slobbery tongue firmly planted inside drunken cheek.
But the songs are overproduced — too well orchestrated for a sleazy FM morning show and too crass for mainstream play. Sorry Horatio, this time Satan wins.
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P.O.S. – "Why Go" (Pearl Jam cover)
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