SCRNS have existed under the radar thus far. They have only one track available to listeners and they've performed a grand total of three times. Yet for vocalist Erin Ross and producer Max Petrek, the goal of their new music venture is palpable. They want to sign with a major label. And, admittedly, ... More >>
After a funny pre-announcement in December, Howler have officially put out the details for their second full-length album via Rough Trade. The follow-up to 2012's America Give Up is titled World of Joy, and it arrives on March 25.The band has debuted a new song from the collection titled "Don't Wann ... More >>
Fresh off Strange Names being announced as one of the performers at the Current's 9th Birthday soiree, the guys have revealed a new single, "Ricochet." The song from former Minneapolis mayor R.T. Rybak's favorite new band will appear on Liam Benzvi and Francis Jimenez's debut full-length album, Comm ... More >>
Strange Names have slowly built momentum in the Twin Cities and beyond, and even placed seventh in our Picked To Click poll in 2012. The inventive electro-pop duo of Liam Benzvi and Francis Jimenez bonded over a shared love of music while sharing a dorm at the U of M. That creative partnership bloss ... More >>
After hundreds of ballots and votes, the best of the best new bands have been chosen
In an opening sentence that simultaneously manages to name-drop the Replacements and the Strokes, a new press release by Rough Trade is trumpeting the release of Howler's first full-length record, America Give Up, due out this January.
The Cloak Ox, Night Moves, and more
Believe it or not, kids, their once was a time before random shuffle and mash-up remixes where music tended to stay in its distinct categories and within specific genre contours. Typically people liked one kind of music or another, and that was about it. The Beastie Boys and Beck's fast folk ... More >>
If you don't know who Greg Rose is, you learn pretty quick after meeting him that he's one of these multi-tasker types. He's a dad so he knows how to maintain and distribute his energy into different things, all the while keeping focus on his work and the world around him he creates. He's a also ... More >>
Download a track from this brand-new local band.