Night Moves perform in The Current studio

Night Moves performs "Country Queen" in the studio of 89.3 The Current (MPR Video / Nate Ryan)
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Night Moves perform live in The Current's studio
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Minneapolis' Night Moves released their debut album Colored Emotions for free online in 2011, setting off a wave of buzz that rapidly established them as one of the most promising and talented young bands on the local scene. Americana-tinged single "Headlights" became a staple on The Current's airwaves, and the band played our seventh birthday party at First Ave in January 2012.

Ultimately, the hype surrounding the young quartet would land them on the roster of esteemed UK indie label Domino Records. Now, Night Moves have returned with a revamped and re-recorded take on their debut, building on the original's rootsy, hook-laden psychedelic rock with lush instrumentation and richly textured production.

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Guitarist/multi-instrumentalist Mark Ritsema of Night Moves. (MPR / Nate Ryan)

As the band prepared for the album's re-release — an occasion they'll celebrate with a First Ave show on Tuesday, October 16 — they stopped by The Current studios to chat with Mark Wheat and play a few songs.

Songs played: "Headlights," "Country Queen" and "Colored Emotions."

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    Guitarist/multi-instrumentalist Mark Ritsema of Night Moves. (MPR / Nate Ryan)
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    Guitarist/singer John Pelant of Night Moves. (MPR / Nate Ryan)
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    Bassist Mickey Alfano of Night Moves. (MPR / Nate Ryan)
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    Night Moves' drummer in The Current studio. (MPR / Nate Ryan)
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    Guitarist/multi-instrumentalist Mark Ritsema of Night Moves. (MPR / Nate Ryan)
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    Night Moves in The Current studio. (MPR / Nate Ryan)
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    Local rockers Night Moves' equipment in The Current studio. (MPR / Nate Ryan)