Review – The Persian Leaps – Drive, Drive Delay


By Brandon Henry

The Persian Leaps’ deliver a powerful EP with Drive, Drive, Delay. The 5 songs steamroll through catchy melodies slathered in thick distortion, thundering drums reminiscent of the great power rock bands of the ‘90s. Continue reading

Review – Falcon Arrow – Tower


By Tim Kraus

If you are perusing the metaphorical bandcamp physical record store in the sky, Falcon Arrow’s most recent release provides yet more evidence that the band refuses to be put in a box, or at least that there is not yet a box that exists for them. The typical labels for such music (such as the ones that you will see in the tags at the bottom of this review) fall short of classifying their particular decoupage of sonic textures in a way that is meaningful or even factual. Continue reading

Review – Doomtree – All Hands


By Clara Tsac

In their newest release, “All Hands,” Minneapolis-based hip-hop collective Doomtree riles up listeners with dark synth beats and abstract societal allusions. Continue reading

Review – Deleter – Zweite Komposition


by Courtney Schultz

Deleter seeps its way through your speakers and invisibly permeates the air of your living room, all while lulling you into a hypnotic groove. With their aptly named second installment of the Komposition EP duo, Zweite Komposition, Deleter drives psychedelic guitar riffs with jazzy percussion. Blanketed by dark, tension-laden lyrics, what emerges is the sound of an adventure shrouded in something surreptitious and mysterious. Continue reading

Music Review – Hot Date – “For Lovers”


Becca Martin-Marx

Hot Date is a Saint Paul based duo who share not only their passion of making music together, but also share their real life passion for one another. The duo is Eric Carranza and Nora O’Brien and they create what might just be called “Era” music. Listening to their first full length release was like time traveling the broad history of the United States in the last century. Music that is evocative of speakeasies, chanteuses singing in backwater bars, and sipping something that might burn on the way down. Continue reading

Bae Tigre, Album Review of ‘Memoir of a Happy Drifting Chemical’










Becca Martin-Marx

Bae Tigre is a new addition to the Minneapolis based artist collective Polkadot Mayhem. The collective is a group of musicians comprised of the hip-hop artist Botzy, Wesley Opus, The Once-ler and the band Jellyfish Brigade. Bae Tigre’s sound is a departure for the very prolific collective and showcases quite a different genre. Ranelle Johnson is the creator of Bae Tigre and with nearly a decade of band experience (Tiger VS) for the first time has gone solo. She is also Polkadot Mayhem’s first solo female artist. Ranelle started the project with recording and producing the album in her basement then bringing it to Wesley Opus who mixed it. She handles the vocals and keys live and performs with the unusual line up of live drums, electric cello, and viola. The album is the happy marriage of the electronic and symphonic. Continue reading

American Cream “Nathan”


Some of the benefits of having a wonderful music “scene” is the side projects and experimentation going on. American Cream, which has been a live side project of Nate Nelson (STNNNG, etc.) has been playing live shows for nine years, and each show has a different line-up of local musicians. Continue reading


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