Heartless Bastards tried something new for their latest album. 'We've never done sort of a destination recording,' says frontwoman Erika Wennerstrom, explaining how the band decamped to Tornillo, Texas, to record 'Restless Ones' at Sonic Ranch, set in the middle of world's largest pecan farm. Listen to Heartless Bastards' stripped-down set and their chat with Mark Wheat.
It's always a treat when Emily Haines and Jimmy Shaw of Metric come by our studio, and today they gave us another wonderful surprise: In addition to playing three songs from three different albums, they worked out an acoustic version of 'Cascades' from their forthcoming 'Pagans in Vegas.' Check out the full in-studio, recorded ahead of Metric's scheduled gig at the Xcel Energy Center in St. Paul.
Now signed to Harvest Records, there's something Best Coast have noticed after releasing their third album, 'California Nights'. 'It feels like a more confident version of Best Coast,' says frontwoman Bethany Cosentino. Best Coast visited The Current for an in-studio session to play some songs and talk about the new record.
Milky Chance stopped by The Current to record an in-studio session before their (very) sold out show at Mill City Nights in Minneapolis. Clemens Rehbein, Philipp Dausch and Antonio Greger told host David Campbell all about their road to success in the States and beyond.
Death Cab for Cutie's Ben Gibbard stopped by The Current to record a stripped-down session before a sold out show at Northrop in support of their new album, Kintsugi, a nod to the Japanese technique of repairing broken ceramics with gold.
After decompressing in his home state of Michigan, Ben Schneider convinced his childhood bandmates to move to Los Angeles to record music. Together they are Lord Huron. The band stopped by The Current studio to perform live in-studio before a sold out show in First Avenue's mainroom.
Anticipating the release of Ripple, their first release on the Twin Cities-based record label Forged Artifacts, Panther Ray stopped by The Current to perform in-studio and to chat with The Local Show's host David Campbell.