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Friday Five: Farewell Milwaukee, Bob Mould, the Color Pharmacy, more

Are you sitting at your desk counting down the minutes until Beyoncé Bowl? Or is that just me? Perhaps you’d like to whittle away these remaining Friday afternoon hours with a little YouTube time. Slip on your headphones, crank up the volume, and take in these five fresh videos, all of which emerged from the Minnesota music scene this week.


Farewell Milwaukee

This is the second in a three-part series of videos from Farewell Milwaukee that frontman Ben Lubeck says aims to tell “the stories of real people as characters to reveal everyday passion.” In this particular installment, the song “The Night is Falling for You” is accompanied by footage of a wedding cake designer named Lauren Bohl creating a tiered masterpiece from scratch—which, it turns out, is a pretty mesmerizing process. The song is off Farewell Milwaukee’s latest album, When it Sinks In.


Bob Mould

This one is so adorbz that it actually hurts a little. “What are you up to, you blob?”


The Color Pharmacy

Man, tilt-shift photography is cool. In this dizzying new video from the Color Pharmacy, lyrics like “She’s gonna fight to keep her shutter wide/F-Stop one point five” are accompanied by oversaturated, sped-up images of the Twin Cities area. The appropriately titled “Aperture” was directed and edited by Color Pharmacy frontman Jake Dilley and Jimmy Morrison, and it’s well worth the four-minute spin.


Solid Gold

I’ve been antsy to see this video ever since Dan Huiting first Instagrammed the set full of neon lights a few months back. Solid Gold were filmed for an episode of TPT’s MN Original, where Huiting works as director of photography, and makes a nice visual accompaniment to the profile on Huiting that ran in the Star Tribune today.


On an On

Though On an On aren’t technically local, they do have Minnesota ties and their new video features a whole cast of Twin Cities characters.