Hailing from Foley, MN, the county seat of Benton County, Matt Latterell has been crafting songs for the past 13 years. Now a resident of Northeast Minneapolis and a regular performer at the 331 Club, Matt has honed in on his country-meets-indie sound.
Twin Shadow is the indie alter-ego of the New York City-based DIY musician George Lewis Jr. Twin Shadow's music is an ethereal and haunting yet totally infectious blend of sleek, R&B-tinged new wave and lo-fi indie-pop.
Tied to the well-known Eau Claire, WI scene, folk-rockers Megafaun began as brothers in jazz band then morphed into a band known as DeYarmond Edision. That band moved to North Carolina, where they enjoyed the warm weather, but eventually lost their lead singer, who went on to be Bon Iver. They became the three piece that has released three records under the name Megafaun. And this month, they've added a member to the band and released their fourth, self-titled album packed with tight harmonies and Neil Young-like melodies.
Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark, better known by their acronym OMD, began their career in the UK in 1978, trading in synth-pop, new wave and experimental post-punk sounds for nearly two decades before lead singer and bassist Andy McCluskey (at that point the only remaining original member) called it quits. The original line-up reunited in 2005, and have been touring and recording ever since.
Members of Fog, Lateduster, and Dosh have joined forces under the name The Cloak Ox. After taking a three year break from songwriting, Fog front man Andrew Broder started writing songs that he knew his friends Jeremy Ylvisaker (Alpha Consumer), Mark Erickson (Fog), and Martin Dosh could help bring to life.
Performing under the name Grieves, the hip hop duo comprised of Benjamin Laub and multi-instrumentalist Josh Karp, who goes by Budo are one of the latest additions to the local label Rhymesayers. While both came from the Seattle scene, it was until they were both in central Illinois that they met.
Peter Wolf Crier have graced The Current studios and the MPR State Fair booth multiple times, and their popularity among Twin Cities music fans is widespread and enduring. We were excited to welcome them back to the studio.
Kevin and Anita Robinson are a husband and wife team that call Portland, Ore. home. They have been playing together for over 15 years as both Viva Voce and as part of Blue Giant. The band was in town for a show on the U of M Campus last week, and they dropped in for a very special, rare acoustic set.
Active Child is the musical project of New Jersey native and Los Angeles resident Pat Grossi.
While his sound incorporates a number of different styles, it is his amazing voice and echoing harps that stands out on his first full-length album.