Night Moves perform in The Current studio

Night Moves perform 'Strands Align,' from their 2019 album, 'Can You Really Find Me,' live in The Current studio. (Mary Mathis | MPR)
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  • Night Moves - Angelina (Live at The Current) 03:44
  • Night Moves - Strands Align (Live at The Current) 03:10
  • Night Moves - Mexico (Live at The Current) 04:33

Night Moves' recent album, Can You Really Find Me, released June 28, is their third on the Domino Recording Company label. "I feel like after the last several years, we've kind of figured out the rhythm of working on a label and working with a team of people," says Night Moves frontman John Pelant. "It feels great; we're all really happy with the record."

Comprising Pelant, bassist Micky Alfano, guitarist Charles Murlowski and drummer Mark Hanson, Night Moves are gearing up for a big show on Saturday night in the First Avenue Mainroom in Minneapolis. Ahead of the show, they stopped at The Current for a session hosted by Andrea Swensson.

Something notable about Night Moves is they've put out three albums in the past seven or eight years. They really seem to have mastered the art of putting out the songs when they feel the songs are ready. It seems contrary to the impulse to constantly be creating new material and satiating internet users' streaming appetites. "There is that temptation to put something out," Pelant says. "But with everyone scrolling constantly, I feel like it's more important to have something that's going to last in five years, 10 years.

"It's just like, take your time," Pelant continues. "I think that's the most important thing. Just be proud of it and don't get too worried about what the internet is going to say."

Good life advice as well as creative advice.

Use the audio player above to listen to the complete session with Night Moves, including what it was like working with producer Jim Eno (Spoon) while recording the album, and with director Cameron Dutra on the music video for "Strands Align."

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Songs Performed


"Angelina"
"Strands Align"
"Mexico"
All songs from Night Moves' 2019 album, Can You Really Find Me, released by Domino Recording Company.

Hosted by Andrea Swensson
Produced by Derrick Stevens
Engineered by Corey Schreppel
Visuals by Mary Mathis
Web feature by Luke Taylor

External Link

Night Moves - official site

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    John Pelant of Night Moves performs in The Current studio. (Mary Mathis | MPR)
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    Guitarist Charles Murlowski and drummer Mark Hanson of Night Moves performing in The Current studio. (Mary Mathis | MPR)
  • Night Moves perform in The Current studio
    L to R: Charles Murlowski, Micky Alfano and Mark Hanson of Night Moves performing in The Current studio. (Mary Mathis | MPR)
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    Night Moves, 'Can You Really Find Me' (Domino Recording Company)