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Fitness, Remo Drive, Unturned, Botzy: This week’s Minnesota record releases

Fitness: Witness

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Some Wisconsin and University of Minnesota alumni have put their garage-rock tunes into their very cohesive debut Witness. Fitness recorded their album in under three weeks in the basement of a university library while hanging out over Christmas break. That gives you a sense of the band’s aesthetic, but their sound isn’t hidden under a pile of reverb and distortion, so they sound great. Stories, sarcasm, and tangible emotions are all elements you will find in Witness by Fitness.

Remo Drive and Unturned

With Motion City Soundtrack on a Commit This to Memory anniversary show, pop-punk is back in a big way. Remo Drive and Unturned have come out with a split 7″ together, proving that fast-burn pop-punk is far from a thing of the past.

Botzy: “Nervous Butterfly”

Today we premiered “Nervous Butterfly,” a moving new track from Botzy‘s forthcoming album Still Not Dead Yet. Complete with a video that tells a story about an ambiguous relationship between a young man and woman, it’s a thoughtful addition to your Valentine’s week playlist.

Aaron Bolton is a senior at the University of Minnesota. Currently he is a co-host on Radio K’s Off The Record and is the music reporter at Radio K. He hopes to continue a career in music journalism.