My Top 10 Albums

A few months ago, my boyfriend Jason and I were at my mom's house for dinner, and found ourselves in a discussion of the top ten albums of all time. Obviously we each had our own ideas about which 25-minute-or-longer musical artifacts hold the most significance, and it ended up being a really interesting conversation.…

New Fave: Glass Animals’ How to Be a Human Being

In the months leading up to their sophomore album, Glass Animals released a few tracks that rocked my summer. "Life Itself" and "Youth" (which happen to be the first two tracks on the album) tell stories with infectious rhythms and melodies. I couldn't get enough. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yd9p4n5hLEg https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_ZdsmLgCVdU Needless to say, my calendar was marked for…

“Why Are You OK” Leaves One Feeling Less Than OK

Last Friday, Band of Horses released their fifth studio album, Why are You OK. I was hyped for this release, but my mood deflated as I listened through it. I loved the singles released in advance- "Casual Party" and "In a Drawer" definitely caught my attention in the weeks leading up to the release. However, I got…

BOY Blossoms on We Were Here

BOY's debut album Mutual Friends (2011) had me hooked at first listen. "Skin" was the first song I learned to play on the guitar, and the voices of Valeska Steiner and Sonja Glass were the first I heard on the main stage at First Avenue. They're kind of my absolute favorites. As such, I was thrilled to hear that their…

Summer 2015 Wrap Up

As sad as I am to see it go, summer is packing its bags. While it went extremely fast for me, I squeezed a lot in. I listened to tons of great music, attended several amazing concerts, and got to write for the Current, something I'd never even considered to be a possibility before this…

Review: GNDWIRE Launch Party Featuring Bones & Beeker, John Mark Nelson and Gramma’s Boyfriend

Last night I attended an exclusive bash for Minnesota's newest label, GNDWIRE Records (pronounced "Ground Wire"). Created by Mark Gehring and Dave Simonett (of Trampled By Turtles fame), GNDWIRE's first release will be John Mark Nelson's forthcoming album, set to drop in September. The launch party was held at Icehouse in Minneapolis, which was packed shortly after doors…

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…