I was pee-my-pants excited when I heard one of my favorite Minneapolis groups was working on music with one of my favorite Portland musicians. Sapient‘s Slump is one of my favorite albums of 2013 (so far … looking at you Jellyfish Brigade) so I’m still in that mindset where I think everything he touches is gold.
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.
The always creative crew behind The Best Love Is Free unleashed the fifth video in their promotion series today. The video features a song by Portland’s Sapient played over a time lapse of Minneapolis’ incredibly talented Katie Kroeck creating a beautiful piece of art.
TBLIF is an annual concert and compilation mix featuring [mostly] hip-hop artists around the country. This year’s event features Sioux Falls’ own Later Babes and Minneapolis’ Cecil Otter (of Doomtree), with I, Colussus, and Sophia Eris in Minneapolis on Feb. 9. Tickets are available here.