Happy Friday! With new albums popping up all around, this week’s Friday Five is almost entirely culled from artists who are celebrating new releases this month. But first we’ll sample a song from a highly anticipated new solo release that’s due out early next year…
You never know where MN Original is going to show up these days—in the past few weeks alone they’ve brought musicians out to the Amsterdam to film an episode of Lowertown Line, into the St. Paul skyway for their new “Skyway Sessions” series, and down into the Sea Life Aquarium at the Mall of America. The latter setting turned out to be an unsettlingly beautiful backdrop for a new song by Adam Levy, “Take it as it Comes.” The Honeydogs frontman has a solo album, Naubinway, due out next year.
With their second LP, Southside Desire, out next week, back-up singer Gloria Oacono teamed up with Rusty Detty and Carlos Lamas to film this playful new video for “The Ledge.” Southside Desire play an album-release show on Wednesday, October 22, at the 7th St. Entry, and you can also grab a track off the new album for free right here.
It’s been an incredible journey so far for Ashley DuBose, who landed in the national spotlight last year competing on NBC’s singing show The Voice, and I’ve been waiting and wondering what she would do to follow up her underrated debut album, Somethin’ More. This new single “Perfect,” does not disappoint—the simple, understated beat serves as the perfect accompaniment to her strong and soaring voice.
The Person and the People
The Person and the People are already back with a sophomore album, which comes hot on the heels of last year’s breakout Big Whoop. “NYC Freakout” comes complete with a trippy video that features a dude dressed as Superman and a lady as Spider(wo)man, and the track will appear on What a Drag, out October 26.
And speaking of records out this month, Teenage Moods are about to release a new one on No Problem Records on Halloween. This high-contrast, arty new video from Gordon Byrd accompanies the very appropriately titled “Light Bright.”