Local Artist of the Week: Mountain Opera

Mountain Opera is a foursome hailing from Orono, Minnesota. Their sound is a mixture of indie, new wave, pop and classical, and it definitely has character. The music is centered on unique vocals. There is a longing and fervor in the lead singer’s voice that makes me curious of what gives it that edge. The ...

Robot Music!!

Hello, and welcome to another exciting week of Robot Music. Have you ever wondered what indie trap may sound like? Well, it just so happens I have some for you here today. Let me introduce Joe Becic and “Hollow Scene”. As you may have guessed, it is the trap version of  Bon Iver’s “Holocene”. Now, you may expect ...

Listen Before You Die: Arcade Fire – Funeral

If the album’s name didn’t give it away, the years preceding the Arcade Fire’s exceptional debut album were filled with death. Family members of the band ‘kept dying’, according to the album’s liner notes, which cleverly mimic the bi-fold handout oft present at funerals. In this time of death, the band realized they should call their first album Funeral. ...

Listen Before You Die: The Shins – Wincing The Night Away

For a brief while shy indie boys ruled the word. Some might even argue the era hasn’t ended yet. The Shins were a integral part to the beginning of said era. James Mercer and his band of New Mexican troubadours were probably among 20 bands (The New Pornographers, Death Cab For Cutie, The Clientele) that ushered in

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