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ELWELL would like you to get a bit CLOSER. ok now a little more…

Let Elwell fill your mind’s sails today and see where he takes you.

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ON AN ON – “It’s Not Over”

“It’s Not Over” is a song for whoever it is a song for (possibly for Nate Eisland’s wife, Alissa, who is also in the band) but its also a song for ON AN ON fans who have been slowly weeping to the soft beauty of comeback track “Drifting” and serves as a beacon of light shone on a highly groovable future with these TBE faves.  Read more

ON AN ON – “Drifting”

Sounds like… ON AN ON know how damned excited we all are for a new album and wanted to ease us into their return with a stripped back and tender dream ride. But like waking from a dream, it starts slow before the onslaught of the day comes in the form of beautiful distorted echoes and a killer drum beat. I recommend you keep this song on repeat every morning until the new album comes out. It can only help.

Location: Minneapolis, MN

Future: A new album coming soon… plus tour with Big Data (Alan Wilkis).

Tour Dates
Mar 24 – Bowery Ballroom @ New York, NY*
Mar 25 – The Sinclair @ Boston, MA*
Mar 26 – Underground Arts @ Philadelphia, PA*
Mar 27 – Black Cat @ Washington, DC*
Mar 30 – Lincoln Hall @ Chicago, IL*
Mar 31 – Fine Line Music Cafe @ Minneapolis, MN*
Apr 01 – The Rave @ Milwaukee, WI*
Apr 02 – The Shelter @ Detroit, MI**
Apr 03 – Grog Shop @ Cleveland Heights, OH*
Apr 04 – Stage AE @ Pittsburgh, PA*
Apr 06 – The Main Street Armory @ Rochester, NY*
Apr 07 – Showplace Buffalo @ Buffalo, NY*

* w/ Big Data, CHAPPO
** w/ Big Data

Step Rockets – “Phantom Flower”

Music for… that mid-day solo sing along in the office hallway when nobody is looking. Sometimes you need that little pep in your step and thank goodness for Step Rockets on this Tuesday!

Location: Minneapolis, MN.

Future: Step Rockets will be in LA for Blind Date in December!

Step Rockets – “Kisser” + “If You Tried”

Step Rockets – Kisser

Minneapolis’ own Step Rockets are batting .1000 on their Soundcloud. 2 tracks and two absolute jams. “Kisser” gets straight stuck in the head. I’ve been singing along since the first chorus.”If You Tried” is a massage of tender vocals and delicate guitar noodling. Top stuff all around. More please!

[MP3] Jonathan Sibha – “Gentlemen”

a gentleman came to my house

♫ Jonathan Sibha – Gentlemen

  • Who: Four cool dudes; Dylan, Keith, Brian, and James
  • What: Quirky indie rock, like Peter Bjorn and John, and Yeah Yeah Yeahs
  • Where: Minneapolis, MN + Facebook / Soundcloud / Bandcamp
  • When: Self-titled album out now
  • Why: After a cup of coffee and a delicious breakfast, only a few things are really needed on a Sunday. Relaxation, putting your feet up, and good music. Not necessarily in that order. I’m here to provide the music, so sit back, relax, and put your feet up. Yes, in that order. I present to your burning ears, Jonathan Sibha. If you like what you hear, head to their Bandcamp above and snag the rest of their album.