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Halloween, Alaska announce new album

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Minnesota's Halloween, Alaska -- the original pioneers of awkward band name punctuation -- have announced a release date for their third album, Champagne Downtown. Mixed by Grammy Award-winning engineer Tchad Blake (who also engineered fellow local Haley Bonar's last album), Champagne will be released by East Side Digital on April 7.

From the press release:

Champagne Downtown sees Halloween, Alaska crafting its most distinctive and disarming set to date. Songs such as "In Order" and "Gone With The Wind" are complex and thoughtful, rich with simmering textures and literate lyricism. Melding an expansive range of inventive sounds with anthemic indie-rock hooks, Champagne Downtown straddles the boundary between the electronic and the organic to create a novel rethink of what pop music can mean in a new millennium.