Local Current Blog

May 5, 2015

Today’s Music News: Canadian indie-rock video game to feature Metric, Tegan and Sara, more

A Toronto-based video game developer is seeking Kickstarter funding for Loud on Planet X, a video game that would have players using music to defend themselves from alien attacks. The game will be soundtracked by a who’s-who of Canadian indie rock artists including Metric, Tegan and Sara, F—ed Up, Austra, and Metz. (Stereogum) Third Man Records retweeted 55 Twitter users who […]

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Robert Skoro, Noah Hoehn, Quigley, Mammoth Catches Fire, and more: This week’s Minnesota record releases

Robert Skoro: Destroyers & Makers [bandcamp width=350 height=470 album=2168248583 size=large bgcol=ffffff linkcol=0687f5 tracklist=false] Robert Skoro’s “Logicians” single from his new Destroyers & Makers EP—dropping today—was the song of the day last Friday. The track is upbeat, mystical, and introspective. Warbling piano and campfire guitar work create the bed that Skoro and Nona Maria’s vocals ride […]

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What it’s like to get a sound bath at the Integratron

There is a Mars-like quality to the Mojave desert of Southern California, where an endless sea of copper earth is broken up by the crooked branches and green, spiky sprouts of blossoming Joshua trees. It’s a setting that’s proven alluring for countless wayward travelers and artists over the years, from Gram Parsons and Keith Richards […]

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Nicole Pfeifer’s darkwave journey from the Avalanche to Devata Daun

Nicole Pfeifer, also known by the moniker Devata Daun, exudes a warm confidence. She smiles easily and invites conversation, our topics ranging from septum jewelry to curry recommendations. This welcoming human being I recently met seems directly in contrast to her recent musical work, best described as “electro darkwave.” Both her persona and her music could […]

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