Some may label them as ‘Riot Grrrl’, and some may say they are punk, but Kitten Forever is so much more, they are a fierce trio of musicians with messages to scrawl across the Minneapolis landscape and beyond with their new album “7 Hearts.” Continue reading →
It’s been a few years since I was a teenager, but the feelings and philosophies one holds in their adolescent years are difficult to forget; feelings of longing and lust, basking in one’s joy of simply being alive and keeping the fire of youth and positivity burning for as long as possible. What makes Teenage Moods so important is their ability to evoke these feelings in the purest and authentic way without ever coming off as corny or tongue-in-cheek. Their Select Buds 12,” a collection of five tracks from their previously released “Rosebuds” cassette, provides listeners with a perfect guide to what catchy punk and garage music is supposed to sound like. Continue reading →
Cameron Soojian was born in Red Bank, NJ. He moved to Minneapolis when he was four, when his Dad got a new job here.
Soojian got interested in music in elementary school because neighbor friends had guitars and his Dad had an old acoustic guitar, which he started to mess around with and play.
Then he graduated to Electric guitar and started taking lessons. After that he just kept learning on his own. Playing guitar is what he likes to do the most, but after trying to find a label to put out his music, he started Lawnchair Records.
Soojian was kind enough to answer questions about the label and the next steps for music formats. Continue reading →
Scaphe’s third LP, Long Way Down, bursts with shape-shifting energy. The band has been churning out grating math rock since 2009, and it shows: Long Way Down exhibits masterful musicianship as well as song and album arrangement. If King Crimson had a powerviolence bastard child, it might sound something like Scaphe. Continue reading →
Minneapolis-based band Chokecherry puts a fresh spin on your favorite country records in the paradoxically titled The Future Was a Long Time Ago. Folksy, whimsical, sometimes self-deprecating, Chokecherry is a band that makes feel-good music without taking themselves too seriously. Most of the songs intertwine loosely harmonized choruses and mournful blues singing over a mix of country and punk. Continue reading →