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Listen: Low cover Bruce Springsteen’s ‘I’m On Fire’

With Bruce Springsteen’s iconic and top-selling album, Born in the U.S.A., turning 30 this year, a dozen artists have stepped up to record covers of the album’s 12 tracks for a new compilation called Dead Man’s Town. And as we reported earlier this month, two of the artists on the compilation are from Duluth, Minnesota. We’ll have […]

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James Brooks of Elite Gymnastics re-emerges with new album as Default Genders

James Brooks, formerly of Minneapolis duo Elite Gymnastics, now under the moniker Default Genders, released a new record Monday—his first proper album since 2011’s Elite Gymnastics release Ruin. The new album, titled Magical Pessimism 2014, includes eight new tracks as well as remastered versions of the four tracks from 2013’s Stop Pretending EP. The album […]

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Frankie Teardrop, Davina and the Vagabonds, JE Sunde, Trampled By Turtles: This week’s Minnesota record releases

Frankie Teardrop: Raiders Frankie Teardrop has built some buzz since the release of Tough Guy nine months ago. The garage rocker and his band continue to justify the hype with the release of their Raiders EP today. Frankie made some odd claims during Dave Campbell’s interview during their recent in-studio, saying he “crawled out of a sewer pipe” and […]

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Allan Kingdom, the Jayhawks, Owl City, Cavalier Crooks: This week’s Minnesota record releases

Allan Kingdom: Future Memoirs With little warning, over the weekend Allan Kingdom decided to drop his new record Future Memoirs. The album features intricate rhymes, catchy hooks, and great features—including Internet mystery Spooky Black on the track “Wavey” and some production work from Ryan Olson (Poliça, GAYNGS, Marijuana Deathsquads). No release show has yet been announced. The Jayhawks: […]

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Leisure Birds, Charlie Parr, Ben Weaver, Terry Hughes: This week’s Minnesota record releases

Charlie Parr and Ben Weaver, Ramblin’ Bones Outlastin’ You Today on Chaperone Records, Northern Minnesota troubadour Charlie Parr and Twin Cities “indie/pop/dirt” singer-songwriter Ben Weaver release a split 7″ featuring Parr’s “Outlastin’ You” on one side and Weaver’s “Ramblin’ Bones” on the other. Each musician guests on the other’s track. “Charlie and I have always talked about doing something together,” said […]

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