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Friday Five: UMAMI, Bob Dylan, and more new Minnesota music videos

Happy Friday! Here’s your look at some of the latest music videos to surface in the Minnesota music scene, starting with the first release from UMAMI in over two years…


After performing off and on for a few years and taking a lengthy hiatus to record new music, UMAMI are back—and they have a mind-bending, distorted, and flashy new music video to prove it. “Bangles” is the first track off their new album, Ephemeral, which is due out March 30.

Paul Spring

Paul Spring is the latest in a long line of singer-songwriters (think Mason Jennings, Rob Skoro, Messersmith, et al) who tap into the melancholy underside of the human experience with sensitive, thought-provoking ballads. To accompany his new song, “Something Better,” Spring’s girlfriend Sophia Heymans animated this video using characters she created in Microsoft Paint.

Bob Dylan

So much drama! So much intrigue! “The Night We Called it a Day” is from Bob Dylan’s new Frank Sinatra covers album, Shadows in the Night.

Tickle Torture

I’ve been loving these in-studio videos by Nate Ryan that rely on lights, fog machines—and, in this case, dudes without shirts—to take the Maud Moon Weyerhauser Studio to a whole new level. See also: Our recent Local Show session with Taggart and Rosewood.


You just never know what you’re going to find searching “Minnesota music” for on YouTube. This week, up popped a little historical profile of Sarlette’s, a music store on the main drag of downtown Morris, Minnesota. That van looks pretty sweet…