Now, Now perform new song, "SGL," in The Current's studios

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Now, Now perform in The Current's studio
KC Dalager of Now, Now in The Current's studio (Nate Ryan | MPR)
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  • Now, Now - SGL (Live on The Current) 03:13
  • Now, Now - Lucie, Too (Live on The Current) 03:39
  • Now, Now - Prehistoric (Live on The Current) 04:04

Back in 2012, Now, Now released their second album Threads, and its success blew the band away. "We were expecting for it to do the same thing as any of our other EPs," KC Dalager told Andrea Swensson on The Local Show. But along with band members Brad Hale (a.k.a. Sombear) and Jess Abbott, Dalager got written up in national publications; toured with fun., whose song "We Are Young" was just about to explode; and grew a fanbase few local bands can boast. However, Now, Now learned about overexertion the hard way. As they continued to say "yes" to every opportunity, they got more and more burned out.

Five years later, Abbott has parted ways with Now, Now to work on her project Tancred, but Hale and Dalager are back with new music: "SGL," a punchy pop/rock single. It's not yet attached to an album, and although the band "have a full record of songs", they aren't raring to release it just yet. That said, "SGL" represents a big step for the band, who are settling back into sharing and performing music.

Performing with Danny O'Brien (guitar) and Jef Sundquist (bass) of DEM YUUT, Now, Now gave Local Show listeners a live rendition of "SGL" as well as Threads songs "Lucie, Too" and "Prehistoric." To hear all the music plus anecdotes about 15-year-old Hale's attitude and Dalager's awakening to singing technique, listen to the whole session via the audio player above.

Songs performed

"SGL"
"Lucie, Too"
"Prehistoric"

"SGL" available as a single. "Lucie, Too" and "Prehistoric" off Now, Now's 2012 album, Threads, available via Trans Records.

Hosted by Andrea Swensson
Produced by Andrea Swensson
Engineered by Michael DeMark
Visuals by Nate Ryan
Web feature by Cecilia Johnson

Resources

Now, Now - official site

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  • Now, Now perform in The Current's studio
    Brad Hale of Now, Now in The Current's studio (Nate Ryan | MPR)
  • Now, Now perform in The Current's studio
    Danny O'Brien (left) and Jef Sundquist (right) assisting Now, Now in The Current's studio (Nate Ryan | MPR)
  • Now, Now perform in The Current's studio
    KC Dalager of Now, Now in The Current's studio (Nate Ryan | MPR)
  • Now, Now perform in The Current's studio
    Danny O'Brien on guitar in The Current's studio (Nate Ryan | MPR)
  • Now, Now perform in The Current's studio
    Brad Hale of Now, Now in The Current's studio (Nate Ryan | MPR)