Band of the Day, Music

Band of the Day: The Mammoth Catches Fire

A recent submission introduced me to The Mammoth Catches Fire, a young quartet based here in Minneapolis. They released their self-titled debut EP in April and have since been featured on the Local Current Blog and in Rift Magazine. Modest Mouse is listed as a musical influence on their Facebook page, and it shows in their… Continue reading Band of the Day: The Mammoth Catches Fire

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Album Review: Wilder Mind by Mumford & Sons

If you're anything like me, you were probably sitting on the edge of your seat when you heard that Mumford & Sons were releasing a new album. After the band declared an indefinite hiatus in 2013, I was ecstatic to hear that they were back on the scene. However, rumors started swirling that their new… Continue reading Album Review: Wilder Mind by Mumford & Sons

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Song of the Day: The Fall by Keith Johns

Another submission, another excellent single! They just keep rolling in. This one's from a group called Keith Johns (after the lead singer-songwriter), based in Miami.They released their first EP just last year, called Maps and Plans, and "The Fall" is the first single off of their upcoming debut, Grateful Fool. What's interesting about Keith Johns is that they are able… Continue reading Song of the Day: The Fall by Keith Johns

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Song of the Day: Ride Alone by Of the Valley

Debut single by Of the Valley

Band of the Day, Music

Band of the Day: Treading North

Next on Suburban Hipster's Catch Up Series: Treading North. Last month this little-known 7-member band released their debut EP at the Triple Rock Social Club in Minneapolis. They describe themselves as "dreamfunk," incorporating guitar lines that remind me of Red Hot Chili Peppers in their prime. They delve into experimental rock, jazz and even some blues, and while… Continue reading Band of the Day: Treading North

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Album Review: Strange Trails by Lord Huron

Today I bring you Lord Huron, an indie/folk/Americana group that started with one guy in Michigan (hence the name) several years ago. Ben Schneider's around-the-campfire style was brought to life in Lonesome Dreams, the group's first full-length album released in 2012.  I hadn't heard of Lord Huron until "The Stranger" shuffled into my life on an indie playlist. The song… Continue reading Album Review: Strange Trails by Lord Huron

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Album of the week: Imagine Dragons’ Smoke + Mirrors

Yesterday Las Vegas rockers Imagine Dragons released their second album, Smoke + Mirrors. Sophomore records tend to be flops, especially when a band's first album is so good. 2012's Night Visions gave us such hits as "Demons," "Radioactive" and "It's Time." As such, I was doubtful that the group would produce another killer album, let alone one that is perhaps better than the… Continue reading Album of the week: Imagine Dragons’ Smoke + Mirrors

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Band of the Day: Motel Talk

I recently received a great submission from a band called Motel Talk, a young indie pop/folk group out of Fort Lauderdale, Florida. They've got a fresh and upbeat sound featuring quirky electro-acoustic musical backdrops and tight harmonies. Within the past few months, they've  released their debut EP called Sleeping Through the End of the World and have submitted an… Continue reading Band of the Day: Motel Talk