The Ericksons perform live in The Current studio

The Ericksons perform "My Love" live in the studios of 89.3 The Current. (MPR)
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  • The Ericksons - My Love (Live on 89.3 The Current) 03:00
  • The Ericksons - Borderline (Live on 89.3 The Current) 03:56
  • The Ericksons - Simple As This (Live on 89.3 The Current) 04:36
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Jenny Kapernick of the Ericksons in The Current studio. (MPR / Nate Ryan)

The Ericksons introduce an unexpected instrument on their forthcoming Bring Me Home: a synthesizer. But the electro sound heard on tracks like "My Love" is a natural progression for the sister duo. Bethany Valentini has played piano for years, and after inheriting a synth from sister Jenny Kapernick's husband's uncle, the duo decided to incorporate the instrument into the new record.

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Bethany Valentini of the Ericksons in The Current studio. (MPR / Nate Ryan)

Bring Me Home releases Sept. 30. Jenny and Bethany enlisted producer Beau Sorenson again and recorded at Justin Vernon's April Base studio with "highly skilled and sensitive musicians" like Ben Lester and Shane Leonard of Field Report and Michael Lewis of Bon Iver and Alpha Consumer. Sean Carey — stage name S.Carey — even sings the first non-sister duet with Jenny on "Borderline." Bring Me Home is the Ericksons' best and brightest yet.

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Bethany Valentini of the Ericksons in The Current studio. (MPR / Nate Ryan)

The Ericksons' Bring Me Home album release show is this Friday, Oct. 3, at the Cedar Cultural Center with opening act BBGUN.

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Bethany Valentini of the Ericksons performing live in The Current studio. (MPR / Nate Ryan)

Songs Performed

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Jenny Kapernick of the Ericksons performing live in The Current studio. (MPR / Nate Ryan)

"My Love"
"Borderline"
"Simple As This"

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The Ericksons in The Current studio. (MPR / Nate Ryan)

All songs off the Ericksons' forthcoming album Bring Me Home, out Sept. 30.

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Jenny Kapernick of the Ericksons performing live in The Current studio. (MPR / Nate Ryan)

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