The Lower 48: Band to watch


The scoop: It figures we'd get turned onto this band just a few weeks before they are due to pick up and leave Minneapolis for the West Coast. The quartet will be moving to Portland soon, but we still have a few weeks to claim the the Lower 48 as a local band. We recently caught the two main vocalists, Ben and Sarah, performing as a duo at the Cedar Cultural Center, and found ourselves mesmerized by Sarah's smoky, otherworldly vocal melodies and the pair's knack for cutesy folk songwriting and banter.

Recommended if you like: Roma di Luna, Kimya Dawson, Feist.

Upcoming shows: The Lower 48 are playing tonight, October 20, at the 7th St. Entry with Samantha Crain and the Midnight Shivers.

Listen: Download an mp3 for the Lower 48's single "Transmissions Pt. 1"