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Friday Five: Mark Mallman, Atmosphere, and more new Minnesota music videos

Mark Mallman, “The End Is Not The End” Following in his creative video-making tradition (see: “Terrified” and “It’s Good To Be Alive”), Mark Mallman plays with images using Prisma, a photo-animating app. The video jumps into the in between, showing people in dreams both individual and somehow shared. It’s split-screen; it’s “both and”; it’s questioning — and it urgently defies any typical narrative arc. As Mallman […]

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Friday Five: Good Luck Finding Iris, Boys Noize featuring Poliça, and more Minnesota music videos

Good Luck Finding Iris, “Color Me” Good Luck Finding Iris, a bossa nova-tinged pop quartet, showcase their song “Color Me” with a mysterious new video. Along with two other bands signed to Subaquatic Records (PTSTD and Nomenclatures), plus headliners Tony Peachka, Good Luck Finding Iris will play a “pre-release party” at the Triple Rock Social Club […]

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What does it mean to be a ‘local musician’?

When we talk about music being local, should that even matter? Is it possible to be a band from nowhere? Is the guy that plays a bucket poorly with one drumstick a local band? It’s all quite absurd, this labeling of music. Music does not label itself. Music can only be music. Is it better […]

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Premiere: Mark Mallman’s new song ‘The End is Not the End’

It’s official: Mark Mallman has shared his new single, “The End is Not the End.” The song is a preview of what’s to come on Mallman’s new album of the same name, set to be released in early 2016, which is being funded on Kickstarter. Mallman has released seven studio records since 1998. Optimistic and high-energy, the new single is typical […]

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