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Because Minnesota music is vital to The Current and our fair state, we created Local Current, a 24/7 stream of music dedicated entirely to musicians from Minnesota, available via our webstream, mobile apps or HD Radio in the Twin Cities at 89.3 HD2.
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Tash Sultana plays tracks from their sophomore record, Terra Firma, out now on Lonely Lands Records. Sultana talks to The Current's Maddie about moving into their studio to work on the record, how their recording process changed in quarantine, and tales from their busking days.
Mary Lucia connected with Jason Singer and Jake LeMond of Michigander for a virtual session to hear a few tracks from their upcoming EP, Everything Will Be OK Eventually. The three compare notes on Spoon, making music in the midwest, and what's in store for the band in the next year.
Maddie connects with Charlie Drinkwater and Ed Kelland of London's TV Priest to hear about their debut record, 'Uppers,' out now on Sub Pop Records. The three discuss the wedding gigs that preceded the band's inception, their first and only official show to be played before the pandemic, and how the decades deep friendships within the band fosters honesty in their writing.
West London's Arlo Parks joins Jill Riley for a virtual session--she'll be playing songs from her debut record Collapsed In Sunbeams, and talking about taking refuge in writing, and using art to lift others up.