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Premiere: Invisible Boy, “Darling”

Invisible Boy is a new solo project by Chris Bierden. Best-known as the bass player for Poliça, Bierden has also played with Vampire Hands (formerly), Heavy Deeds, Pony Trash, Har Mar Superstar, and Bones and Beeker, among numerous other local artists. Invisible Boy’s first release is a song called “Darling”; you heard it Sunday night on […]

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Listen to a new Hippo Campus single, ‘South’

It’s a tricky thing, following up a breakout album with new material. How will the band respond to the hype surrounding their sound? And can they capture the same energy that made their fans fall in love with them in the first place? For Twin Cities quartet Hippo Campus, things have changed dramatically for them since they […]

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Prince and 3RDEYEGIRL release new song “HARDROCKLOVER”

Prince and his band 3RDEYEGIRL have surprised fans with a surprise new track, released on Soundcloud. “HARDROCKLOVER” pits rock against R&B, suggesting that what ladies really love—or, at least, the eponymous lady really loves—is the kind of guitar noise that Prince has been making lately on albums like PLECTRUM ELECTRUM. You could also interpret the lyrics as a woman-guitar […]

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Listen to a new Low song, ‘No Comprende’

A new Low album is on the way, and today we get our first taste of the band’s latest work in the form of the single “No Comprende.” The new track crackles, with distortion singing the edges off of Alan Sparhawk’s marching guitar, and then opens up for an ominous, cavernous finale that highlights Mimi Parker’s mournful […]

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Dave Simonett and Mark Gehring launch GNDWIRE Records

Trampled by Turtles frontman Dave Simonett is teaming up with Mark Gehring, a Twin Cities-based artist manager and the force behind the Minnesota Beatle Project series, to launch a new record label, GNDWIRE (pronounced “Ground Wire”) Records. Simonett and Gehring have tapped into a powerful network to help with their launch, combining their resources to get distribution […]

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Producer Kriss Zulkosky talks about benefit compilation ‘Voice: Words & Songs for Those Who Are Silenced’

On Sunday night at Bedlam Lowertown, several artists will play a benefit concert and release show for Voice: Words & Songs for Those Who Are Silenced. The album, which features unique nearly-a–capella performances by artists including Dessa, Haley Bonar, and Chris Koza, is meant to raise awareness and funds to fight sex trafficking. Last weekend on The […]

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