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Fresh Track: Heavy Deeds “Light Lunch”


Heavy Deeds is yet another terrific Minneapolis project worthy of your attention. It seems rarely a month passes without hearing a worthwhile contribution from The City of Lakes. “Light Lunch” is the debut single from Heavy Deeds, a band that features Polica bassist Chris Bierden. Bierden also moonlights in the Minneapolis psych-rock project Pony Trash, whom we featured a while back. This is the type of incestuous musical climate in which musicians have a legitimate shot at paying the bills with their craft. Rather than put all of his eggs in one musical basket, Bierden and his bandmates (members of multiple bands) are able to gig in varying projects multiple times a week – effectively hedging their bets.

Light Lunch” will be the title track from Heavy Deeds’ debut 12″ EP, due out early next year. An official release date has yet to be determined, but the release will be limited to 150 copies. The EP will be released on small Minneapolis imprint Old Blackberry Way, the same studio that produced the underrated Is/Is album III from earlier this year. “Light Lunch” rolls on for nearly six minutes with a polished, addictive pop refrain that feels fit for the bus scene of Almost Famous. Listen to the track below, and keep your eyes peeled for more info on the band’s forthcoming EP.

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Written by Rob Peoni


Fresh Track: Night Moves “Country Queen”

I shared a smoke with Minneapolis’ Night Moves after the band’s July 14 opening set for Father John Misty at Schubas Tavern in Chicago. After some time spent gushing over Minneapolis’ burgeoning indie rock scene, lead singer John Pelant informed me of their debut LP Colored Emotions, due to drop on October 9. The album’s second single “Country Queen” arrived late last week. Listen below. Night Moves is scheduled to hit the road with Lord Huron for the entire month of October. All available dates are featured below.

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Tour Dates

09-29 Madison, WI – Majestic Theatre $
10-02 Denton, TX – Dan’s Silverleaf *
10-03 Austin, TX – Stubbs Jr *
10-05 Atlanta, GA – Drunken Unicorn *
10-06 Chapel Hill, NC – Local 506 *
10-07 Washington, DC – Black Cat Backstage *
10-08 Philadelphia, PA – Kung Fu Necktie *
10-09 New York, NY – Mercury Lounge *
10-11 Allston, MA – Great Scott *
10-12 Brooklyn, NY – Glasslands *
10-13 Buffalo, NY – Mohawk Place *
10-15 Chicago, IL – Schubas Tavern *
10-16 Minneapolis, MN – 7th Street Entry *
10-18 Denver, CO – Larimer Lounge *
10-19 Salt Lake City, UT – Kilby Court *
10-20 Boise, ID – Neurolux *
10-21 Seattle, WA – Barboza *
10-22 Portland, OR – Doug Fir Lounge *
10-24 San Francisco, CA – The Independent *
10-25 Los Angeles, LA – The Satellite
10-27 Phoenix, AZ – Sail Inn

$ w/ Dirty Projectors
* w/ Lord Huron

Written by Rob Peoni



Fresh Track: Pony Trash “Submarine”

Pony Trash is the Minneapolis-based side project of Polica bassist Chris Bierden. The four-piece band recently dropped their debut single in the form of the shoegaze, slow roll “Submarine.” The breathy, psychedelic-infused vocals are reminiscent of Pink Floyd’s trippier material. The band has plans to release a 12″ EP later in the year, with no concrete date in place.

All of Pony Trash’s four members maintain roles in a variety of other musical projects, indicating the inner-connectivity of Minneapolis’ growing underground music scene. I keep stumbling upon more and more terrific sounds coming from this city. Female trio Is/Is’ album III is another Minneapolis release worthy of your attention.

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Written by Rob Peoni