Static Panic – The Crazy Thing
Static Panic‘s first music video is an animated project by Wisconsiner Jake Huffcut. For more on this “discolicious” band: The Current selected their EP Chrome as one of 10 Notable Albums of 2018, and they’ll perform at First Avenue’s Best New Bands show on Jan. 4.
Emily Haavik & the 35s – Ease Back
“The cold was a killer,” Emily Haavik sings amidst Northwoods snow. Haavik and the 35s’ first full-length, Ease Back, comes out this weekend. See them in Duluth tonight at Blackist Beer or in Minneapolis tomorrow, Dec. 8, at the Aster Cafe.
Brian DeRemer – The Lighthouse
LowRay – 8 Track Tapes
LowRay return to Friday Five with a punchy lyric video for “8 Track Tapes,” a song from their album Friends and the Fakers. They’ll perform with Mary Bue and Dylan Hicks’ bands on Dec. 23 at First Avenue.
Kremblems – Christmas Time Is Here
The Kremblems collective — which includes Lucid VanGuard, 26 BATS!, Warren Thomas Fenzi, and Christian Wheeler & His Band — wrote an original Christmas song to kick up holiday cheer and awareness of their December Icehouse residency. On Dec. 11, Lucid VanGuard will perform with Humbird and Joe Kopel. Dec. 18 will feature Christian Wheeler & His Band with Fringe Pipes. And on Dec. 26, the grand finale, 26 BATS! will release their second album with Dua opening. (Correction: This paragraph was updated at 3:49 p.m. on Dec. 7 to reflect the fact that 26 BATS! will release their second album this month, not their first.)