RADIO K & THE HOMESTEAD RECORDS PRESENTS: THE AWFUL TRUTH ALBUM RELEASE + STRANGE RELATIONS
$6 IN ADVANCE/$8 AT THE DOOR - 11:00 PM
10:30pm doors/11pm showtime
The Awful Truth:
The moniker of Minneapolis based songwriter Brent Colbert- exploring duality and layered meanings through music and intuition. 2015 release “Lakewater” is a cassette of 7 surreal pop songs honing in on a new sound, spanning from melodic to experimental. Performed with Laurie Geving, Stephen Sokolouski, and Chris Madden, ‘Lakewater’ is full of cathartic tones and strings, creating brooding pop melodies no doubt inspired by the dramatic seasons in the Midwest.
There’s nothing to hide behind.” That’s the philosophy the young three-piece Strange Relations adopted in the writing process for their first LP, -Centrism. Long, harsh Minneapolis winters provided many hours of solitude for Casey Sowa (vocals/drums), who channeled the isolation, frustrations, and desires fermented in those months into a series of pop songs. With the aid of Sowa’s long-time partner in crime Marisa Helgeson on bass and synth and friend Nate Hart-Andersen on guitar, the group focused on writing songs that use stripped-back arrangements and cutting lyrics to create a world that both welcomes and challenges the listener. The end result is a record that is vulnerable, intimate, and thoughtful, fusing the personal with the political and the cerebral with the emotive to lasting effect.