WHEN WE LAND
With their debut album, When We Land makes their entry into the Minneapolis music scene with an eclectic mix of songs that seamlessly span from moody and dark textures to infectious indie pop rock. With dirty grooves, atmospheric guitars, and layered vocals and strings, this 4-piece creates richly dense moments as well as hooks you won’t soon forget. While Jesse Baxter’s vocal delivery betrays a sense of melancholy, his lyrics reveal an unabashed optimist. Beginning to end, Introvert’s Plight is a truly gratifying and immersive listening experience.
MAPLE & BEECH
Childhood friends Tyler Tholl and Pete James Johnson make synthy, experimental pop under the name Maple & Beech. Together with a large cast of horn players, string players, and singers, the Minneapolis duo released their debut album, RUNDAWDAW, independently in 2017. The record includes the single, “Cavers,” which Indie Shuffle called “one of the most creative indie pop tunes of the year thus far.”
Ben Noble is a Minneapolis-based singer songwriter. His music is heavily indebted to a vast span of artists including: Sufjan Stevens, Bon Iver, Radiohead, and Damien Rice. He has a number of projects in the works, of varying musical taste.