Carroll perform in The Current studio

Carroll perform "Alligator" from their self-titled debut live in the studios of 89.3 The Current. (MPR)
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Carroll In-studio
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  • Carroll In-studio 22:31
  • Carroll - Bad Water (Live on The Current) 03:49
  • Carroll - Green Acres (Live on The Current) 03:43
  • Carroll - Alligator (Live on The Current) 03:58

"I think we were all happy with the way [the album] came out and felt like it deserved the largest platform we could give it," says Max Kulicke of Carroll's debut full-length. "We wanted a lot of people to hear it."

Hot on the heels of a sold out release show at the Triple Rock Social Club, Carroll—Brian Hurlow (vocals, guitar, keys), Charlie Rudoy (drums), Max Kulicke (guitar) and Charles McClung (bass, keys)—stopped by The Current to perform live in-studio and to chat with host David Campbell of The Local Show.

The follow-up to 2013's Needs EP was long-awaited. Carroll's 10 tracks were mastered in February of 2014 after 18 days of recording in Philadelphia with engineer Jon Low, who has produced albums for artists that Carroll admire including Kurt Vile, Sharon Van Etten and Twin Sister.

Since frontman Brian Hurlow wrote the drippy, psychedelic songs that appear on Carroll nearly three years ago, the band has shacked up in a Wisconsin cabin (Bon Iver-ed, if you will) to demo a handful of new tracks for LP two.

In the meantime, longtime fans are happy to finally sink their teeth into Carroll's full-length debut.

Songs Performed

"Bad Water"
"Green Acres"
"Alligator"

All songs off Carroll's self-titled debut album, out now on Entertainment One Music.

Hosted by David Campbell
Produced by David Campbell
Engineered by Mike DeMark
Web feature by Leah Garaas

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    Carroll frontman Brian Hurlow performing live in The Current studio (MPR / Nate Ryan)
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    Carroll's Charles McClung and Brian Hurlow performing live in The Current studio (MPR / Nate Ryan)
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    Guitarist Max Kulicke of Carroll in The Current studio (MPR / Nate Ryan)
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    Drummer Charlie Rudoy of Carroll performing live in The Current studio (MPR / Nate Ryan)
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    Carroll frontman Brian Hurlow performing live in The Current studio (MPR / Nate Ryan)
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    Carroll guitarist Max Kulicke and drummer Charlie Rudoy performing live in The Current studio (MPR / Nate Ryan)
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    Charles McClung of Carroll performing live in The Current studio (MPR / Nate Ryan)
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    Carroll guitarist Max Kulicke performing live in The Current studio (MPR / Nate Ryan)
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    Carroll frontman Brian Hurlow performing live in The Current studio (MPR / Nate Ryan)
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    The Wiz offering guidance to Carroll in The Current studio (MPR / Nate Ryan)