Crimes perform in The Current studio

What started as a demo project for Andrew Jansen turned into a full band named after the content of the songs he was writing about, Crimes. The original demos, with all parts performed by Anderew, were about a seedy action, jealousy, or crime. The songs were posted online and paired with links to Minneapolis Crime Statistic.

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Twin Sister: In Heaven

Album Review: Twin Sister - In Heaven

With their debut album In Heaven, which was released on September 27 by Domino Records, the group make good on the hype. Twin Sister have hit upon a compelling, spacious sound that blends indie rock songwriting with a lush instrumental palette that drawns upon influences as wide-ranging as '70s AM-radio-style soft-rock and '90s-esque trip-hop.

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Explosions in the Sky

Explosions in the Sky perform in The Current studios

For a band that plays mostly lengthy, cathartic, guitar-led instrumentals, Explosions in the Sky have amassed an impressive following. Since the band formed in 1999 in Austin, Tex., their have albums have reached ever-larger audiences and racked up increasing critical adoration. The quartet stopped by The Current studios to chat with Mark Wheat and play a few songs.

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Oake and Riley Features

Coffee Break: It's not easy being green

Kermit and Gonzo

Things tend to get green around St. Patrick's Day - green beer, green outfits, green hats, even green rivers. So for today's 9:30 Coffee Break, what songs do you want to hear that mention green?

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Tammi Terrell

Today in Music History: Remembering Tammi Terrell

Simon and Garfunkel cleaned up at the Grammys; Elvis returned to Memphis after a 13-year absence; ABBA got inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame; and Motown lost rising star Tammi Terrell far too early, Today in Music History.

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