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Tour trailer from Sufjan Stevens features new music from ‘Carrie and Lowell’

A just-released trailer for Sufjan Stevens‘s upcoming tour features previously unheard music from his forthcoming album Carrie & Lowell. The much-anticipated album, Stevens’s first since 2010’s The Age of Adz, is named after Stevens’s mother and stepfather and concerns, according to a press release, “life and death, love and loss, and the artist’s struggle to make sense […]

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10 new Twin Cities bands to watch

Like little spring chicks set to hatch, the Twin Cities music scene tends to burst forth with dozens upon dozens of new bands around this time of year. And one of the easiest ways to sort through all of these new hatchlings is the annual Are You Local? best-new-band contest hosted by Vita.mn, which asks […]

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Listen: Peter Wolf Crier return with new track, ‘Don’t Leave’

It’s been a while since we’ve heard from Peter Wolf Crier—the duo of Peter Pisano and Brian Moen, who caused Minnesota to swoon with their intimate 2010 debut album Inter-Be and built on its success with 2011’s Garden of Arms. Now, Pisano and Moen are back with new music: “Don’t Leave” will appear on a new album, Plum Slump, […]

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‘Big Decisions': Listen to new My Morning Jacket song co-written with Dan Wilson on Monday, March 2

On Wednesday morning, a studio version of My Morning Jacket‘s new single “Big Decisions” appeared on YouTube; according to YouTube credits, the song was co-written by Jim James with Minnesotan songwriter Dan Wilson. The song appears on My Morning Jacket’s forthcoming studio album. Set for official release next week, the track was posted yesterday to the […]

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Listen: ‘Cupid,’ a new love song from the Suburbs

Happy (almost) Valentine’s Day! We’re pleased to share “Cupid,” a poignant new rocker from the Suburbs. The song, written and sung by Chan Poling, features the Suburbs’ new lineup with Hugo Klaers, Steve Price, Steve Brantseg, and Jeremy Yvilsaker. It’s dedicated, writes Poling, “to all the beautiful ladies in our lives.” The song is out […]

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Listen: Justin Vernon, Sharon Van Etten, and others join forces for new track on MusicNOW compilation

Even as Justin Vernon and Aaron Dessner have been busy rolling out details regarding this summer’s new Eaux Claires Festival, Dessner’s bandmate Bryce Dessner’s MusicNOW Festival—an annual festival in Cincinnati, typically featuring unusual combinations of artists—is preparing to celebrate its tenth year with a series of shows from March 11-15 featuring artists including Sufjan Stevens, white-hot classical […]

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