From crocheting to making music: Deap Vally perform in The Current's studios

Deap Vally perform "Smile More" from the album "Femejism" live in the studios of 89.3 The Current. (Nate Ryan | MPR)
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  • Deap Vally - Heart is an Animal (Live on The Current) 04:24
  • Deap Vally - Royal Jelly (Live on The Current) 04:34

When Julie Edwards first met Lindsey Troy as a student in her crocheting class, she never would have guessed it would have led to anything more than a lesson.

"Lindsey walked in one day because she thought if she started crocheting some stuff, she could sell it over the holidays and make some extra cash," Edwards says. "So I taught her how to crochet and it was a really small class that night … so we found out all about each other's lives."

After bonding over some of the challenges that many musicians face, the two got to know each other and came together to form Deap Vally.

"Yeah, It just seemed like we were both in the same place creatively with stuff we were doing. None of us knew which way to go or what to do. And basically Lindsey wore me down because I was trapped in the store all the time," Edwards jokes.

Together they released their first album, Sistrionix, under Island Records in 2013, but they knew that for their second album, they were ready for a change, so they left the label and released their most recent album, Femejism, last year.

"[Island Records] were great for our first record, they were really supportive," Troy says, "but I think for major labels in this day and age, there's a certain business model and they want all their bands to fit into that one thing and work a certain way, and we just wanted to have total creative freedom."

Deap Vally stopped by the Current's Studio before their show at the Icehouse in Minneapolis.

Songs Performed


"Smile More"
"Heart is an Animal"
"Royal Jelly"
All songs from Deap Valley's 2016 release, Femejism, released on Nevado Music.

Hosted by Brian Oake
Produced by Anna Reed
Engineered by Michael DeMark and Elijah Deaton-Berg
Visuals by Nate Ryan
Web feature by Simone Cazares

Resources


Deap Vally - official site

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    Julie Edwards of Deap Vally performs in The Current studio (Nate Ryan | MPR)
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    Lindsey Troy of Deap Vally performs in The Current studio (Nate Ryan | MPR)
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    Lindsey Troy of Deap Vally performs in The Current studio (Nate Ryan | MPR)
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    Lindsey Troy of Deap Vally performs in The Current studio (Nate Ryan | MPR)
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    Lindsey Troy of Deap Vally performs in The Current studio (Nate Ryan | MPR)
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    Julie Edwards of Deap Vally in The Current studio (Nate Ryan | MPR)
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    Lindsey Troy of Deap Vally performs in The Current studio (Nate Ryan | MPR)
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    Julie Edwards of Deap Vally performs in The Current studio (Nate Ryan | MPR)
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    Lindsey Troy of Deap Vally performs in The Current studio (Nate Ryan | MPR)
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    Deap Vally pose with host Brian Oake following the in-studio session at The Current (Nate Ryan | MPR)

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