In honor of Twitter’s birthday, they’ve launched a tool that lets you see your first tweet. I decided to take the creeping level a step higher and compile some of my favorite local musicians’ first tweets. Check out their life-changing thoughts. Continue reading
Lovely miss Sadie Soul adds a vintage twist to the modern day DJ – spinning 45s of oldies and soul that you can’t help but shake your booty to. And as if that idea isn’t amazing in itself, this girl is a teacher, Rock-a-Betty founder, tattoo-enthusiast, and possibly one of the nicest people you’ll meet. She could probably drink your frat brother under the table, too, but that’s a whole other story. Continue reading
I’m really digging this new video series (out of Vermillion, SD) called Songs from a Couch. It’s pretty self-explanatory. A creative, bearded man named Austin Kaus came up with the idea of having local artists sit on his couch and play one song in one take while recording it from one camera. Pretty simple idea, yet it offers a personal, acoustic look at songs that were not necessarily written for that context. Continue reading
My great friends in Phantom Balance are giving me the pleasure of bringing you a brand new, never-before-heard song off their upcoming album, Loser.
“Gone” features a characteristic PB melodic hook with shared verses between the two brothers. The song represents feelings towards losing something of importance, in a way serving as an anthem for the nostalgic.
Happy Tuesday lovely readers. It’s been a while since I posted some of my new ‘jams’ but here’s me making up for it.
Sioux Falls’ own Phantom Balance dropped their new video for “Coliseum” (posted below) today. It’s a gritty song with a matching dark video but I love that it highlights the natural chemistry between the two brothers. I have extremely high hopes for these guys in the local scene and I think that will be more evident when Loser, their new album, comes on out March 1.
Two Sioux Falls locals and veteran musicians have recently opened a brand new recording space just outside of town. Killdeer Recording Company is the brainchild of Dan Ludeman (Amos Slade, The Spill Canvas) and Jesse Logterman (ex De Netherman).
The two came together through a mutual friend, Kyle Langle, after Langle’s business, Encore Production, moved into a large space on the outskirts of Tea. The space provided plenty of room for a stage, band practice areas, storage space, and a studio. Last fall, the three set out on constructing a full-service studio from scratch, designing it to be specifically made for recording.