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Teenage Moods, the Paper Days, Good Doom, and CRAM: This week’s Minnesota record releases

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Teenage Moods: Select Buds

Teenage Moods are set to release Select Buds at the 7th Street Entry on Friday. The Moods are one of the more notable surf-psych bands in the Twin Cities scene, but their shows have been few and far between since their 2014 full-length Rosebuds. The band haven’t released any tracks off of Select Buds, but did release a new video for “Rosebuds” via Facebook in anticipation of the new release.

The Paper Days: Falling is Easy

The Paper Days have sharpened their backwater-bluesy folk to a point on their new Falling is Easy release. They will celebrate their nine fine-tuned tracks at Icehouse on Friday. The new album was recorded at the Library Recording Studio and was produced by Matt Patrick. Both of the singles released so far are shimmering orchestral beauties. The band’s music has some Irish-folk sprinkled in with catchy melodies and literary lyrics that bring a fresh perspective each time. The band say Falling is Easy “explores new ground” compared to past releases.

Good Doom: Naps

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Although Good Doom’s debut EP was released on New Year’s Day, it’s not one you should let idly float by. Naps is an EP rising out of the ashes of Danger Ron & The Spins, who had their last show alongside Hippo Campus in November. Frontman Tony Schurbon has led his new crew into a much dreamier realm of psych-pop with the help of a new cast of characters. Naps’ five tracks are notably cohesive. Katie VanValkenburg Hill’s synths float along with the guitars, and Matt Molzahn’s drumming is catchy and dynamic.


CRAM are officially releasing what seems to be their debut self-titled EP. Their history is a tad convoluted, with their Soundcloud littered with tracks dating back two years. Nonetheless, the hip-hop three piece have taken what thestand4ard have done with atmospheric trap beats and ran with it while mashing it with Odd Future’s weirdo lyrical style. They will be at the Cabooze on Thursday to release the EP. Spencer Joles and Nazeem as well as Prime Cut will be among many acts on the bill.

Aaron Bolton is a senior at the University of Minnesota. Currently he is the music reporter at Radio K. He hopes to continue a career in music journalism.