8:30PM DOORS/9PM SHOWTIME
Popup Shops TBA
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COMMUNE MN LAUNCH PARTY FEATURING:
DJ DARK DAZE (Nancy Cheng: ambient set)
Popup Shop by: HANNAH HOWARD
PHOTOS TAKEN BY AQUA FOX
"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.
Only two short years after forming, Strange Relations have already released an EP (Ghost World), toured the east coast and midwest, and supported a variety of established artists including The Thermals, Ex Hex, Potty Mouth, Eternal Summers, Keep Shelly in Athens, and Crystal Stilts. The first single off the upcoming LP, "Very White Teeth", debuted at #8 on the KKBB national radio charts, gaining airplay from stations like WXRT Chicago, KXTE Las Vegas, and KROQ Los Angeles. The band looks forward to playing more live shows, releasing a new single, and marathoning the entire series of Daria together in the months to come.
RIYL: Blonde Redhead, Warpaint, Interpol, Bloc Party, Electrelane, Silversun Pickups, Metric, Stereolab, Now, Now
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