Human Heat is the new Minneapolis-based project from Alex Schaaf, former Yellow Ostrich bandleader and touring member of The Tallest Man on Earth. Featuring synth-inflected R&B, swirling around dark melodic soundscapes and warm harmonies, a debut full-length is being readied for later in 2017. The live band includes local musicians Matt Vannelli (Haley Bonar, Van Stee, Warehouse Eyes), Kevin Scott (Eric Mayson, Hotelecaster, Warehouse Eyes), and Mike Gunvalson (On An On, Val Son, Warehouse Eyes).
Matt Bedrosian: “P • PL is like attempting to get funky sexy and the vibe changes and you switch to getting down in a different style: conversationally. But you might still get nasty – after a good talk. That’s what P • PL is about to me, and I write the songs.” Dave Power (Aero Flynn/The Staves/’58 Belvedere) plays drums, Emily Kastrul (Sister Species) plays keys, Addie Strei (Adelyn Rose) plays guitar, and Eamonn McLain (Little Fevers/Trampled by Turtles) plays bass.
Beasthead is an electronic indie rock band from Minneapolis, MN. They came together in an effort to create a sound that could speak to the unusually eclectic common ground they found in their shared artistic interests. Drawing from their past musical experiences and current influences, Beasthead’s music “boldly stands apart from much of what is happening in the current Twin Cities music scene” (CITY PAGES, 3/27/14).