Jeremy Messersmith performs live in The Forum

Jeremy Messersmith performs 'Tourniquet' in The Forum at Minnesota Public Radio. (MPR / Nate Ryan)
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Forum Session with Jeremy Messersmith
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  • Forum Session with Jeremy Messersmith 29:08
  • Jeremy Messersmith: 'Tourniquet' in The Forum 04:12
  • Jeremy Messersmith: 'Ghost' in The Forum 04:37
  • Jeremy Messersmith: 'Heidi' in The Forum 03:35
  • Jeremy Messersmith: 'It's Only Dancing' in The Forum 04:37

Steve Seel asked Jeremy Messersmith what it's like being signed to label Glassnote Records.

"It's interesting but weird," Messersmith says. "You show up in a town [to play a show] and half the work is already done for you."

Being signed to the New York-based label (whose roster includes Phoenix and Mumford & Sons) has clearly propelled Messersmith into a higher echelon of music, but he remains just as approachable and locally grounded as ever — even if he no longer has to put up his own posters or do his own publicity ahead of shows.

Just before packing up their van to drive to the South By Southwest Music Conference in Austin, Texas, Messersmith and his bandmates — drummer Andy Thompson, keyboardist Sarah Perbix, lead guitarist Peter Sieve and bassist Ian Allison — played an exclusive show in The Forum at Minnesota Public Radio and chatted with The Current Morning Show's Steve Seel.

In addition to talking about his alignment with Glassnote, Messersmith talked about his recent tour in the U.K., his disinclination to watching his own music videos and a recent incident in which he and guitarist Peter Sieve got bibbed at a landmark chili restaurant in Cincinnati.

Songs Performed


"Tourniquet"
"Ghost"
"Heidi"
"It's Only Dancing"
All tracks off the album, Heart Murmurs, out now on Glassnote Records.

Hosted by Steve Seel
Produced by Jade
Engineered by Michael DeMark, Maury Jensen and Andrew Danielsson.

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    Steve Seel and Jeremy Messersmith chat before the in-studio session in The Forum at MPR. (MPR photo/Nate Ryan)
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    Keyboardist Sarah Perbix (MPR photo/Nate Ryan)
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    Jeremy Messersmith performs in The Forum at Minnesota Public Radio. (MPR photo/Nate Ryan)
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    Guitarist Peter Sieve (MPR photo/Nate Ryan)
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    Jeremy Messersmith performs in The Forum at Minnesota Public Radio. (MPR photo/Nate Ryan)
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    Jeremy Messersmith performs in The Forum at Minnesota Public Radio. (MPR photo/Nate Ryan)
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    Jeremy Messersmith performs in The Forum at Minnesota Public Radio. (MPR photo/Nate Ryan)
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    Jeremy Messersmith performs in The Forum at Minnesota Public Radio. (MPR photo/Nate Ryan)
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    Keyboardist Sarah Perbix performs with Jeremy Messersmith in The Forum at Minnesota Public Radio. (MPR photo/Nate Ryan)
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    Jeremy Messersmith performs in The Forum at Minnesota Public Radio. (MPR photo/Nate Ryan)
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    Jeremy Messersmith performs in The Forum at Minnesota Public Radio. (MPR photo/Nate Ryan)
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    Guitarist Peter Sieve performs with Jeremy Messersmith in The Forum at Minnesota Public Radio. (MPR photo/Nate Ryan)
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    Jeremy Messersmith performs in The Forum at Minnesota Public Radio. (MPR photo/Nate Ryan)
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    Keyboardist Sarah Perbix and bassist Ian Allison perform with Jeremy Messersmith in The Forum at Minnesota Public Radio. (MPR photo/Nate Ryan)
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    Jeremy Messersmith performs in The Forum at Minnesota Public Radio. (MPR photo/Nate Ryan)
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    Jeremy Messersmith performs in The Forum at Minnesota Public Radio. (MPR photo/Nate Ryan)
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    Bassist Ian Allison performs with Jeremy Messersmith in The Forum at Minnesota Public Radio. (MPR photo/Nate Ryan)
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    Drummer Andy Thompson performs with Jeremy Messersmith in The Forum at Minnesota Public Radio. (MPR photo/Nate Ryan)
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    Jeremy Messersmith performs in The Forum at Minnesota Public Radio. (MPR photo/Nate Ryan)

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