Episode #5 – Nov. 13, 2013

Lie Until You Prove ItMusic from Winona-raised, Twin Cities-based accordionista & chanteuse Simone Perrin gets episode #5 rolling before transitioning to a three-song set of chamber pop from musical prodigy John Mark Nelson, orchestral indie-rockers We Are the Willows, and crooner extraordinaire Chris Koza. The show concludes with some heavier riffage from indie-blues adventurers General B & the Wiz,  Winona’s mostly-female alt-rockers The Ultrasounds, and legendary Wino PunX resisters Straight to Your Brain.

The track from General B and The Wiz is off their brand new EP “Lie Until You Prove It” which was recorded and produced by Ben Durrant at Crazy Beast Studios in NE Minneapolis. Durrant has also worked on records by Andrew Bird, Martin Dosh, and Roma di Luna. The formal studio setting & process really paid off, as this is their best recorded work so far. Their stellar songwriting and performance abilities are only amplified by the high-quality recording. The title track  in particular (an epic 8-minute prog-rock opus) is exceptional and will certainly be featured in a future episode of the show.

In my opinion, the band has been writing great songs and performing mind-bending live shows since their incarnation. Their previous self-recorded releases simply did not do their considerable talents and strengths justice. Bottom line: General B and the Wiz is a really good band and their accomplishment with “Lie Until You Prove It” is that they now have a polished audio document to…well…prove it.

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Simone Perrin
“Diamonds of Heaven”
Hummingbird
Independent
2009

John Mark Nelson
“Reminisce”
Waiting and Waiting
Independent
2012

We Are The Willows
“Minneapolis”
Places
Independent
2011

Chris Koza
“Straight to Video”
The Dark, Delirious Morning
Independent
2008

General B & The Wiz
“Solid Gold”
Lie Until You Prove It EP
Independent
2013

The Ultrasounds
“California (live)”
Live Digital Single
Independent
2013

Straight to Your Brain
“Massachusettes or Bust”
Before It Eats You
Froth Conglomerate
2005

Theme Music
Mike Munson
“Over Now”
Mike Munson
Independent
2013

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