Episode #17 – March 12, 2014

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Episode 17 features brand new music from Winona’s preeminent pixie-goth sludge rockers The Ultrasounds, in addition to tunes from Duluth alt-country crooner Old Knifey, battle-ready melodic post-hardcore act Boats vs Manatees, MPLS synthpop Depeche Mode devotees CLAPS, now-defunct Americana aces Roma Di Luna, and Winona’s favorite fiddling clogger Matthew St. Francis (AKA Matthew Francis Byrnes).

The Ultrasounds’ Lost My Mind EP is a solid debut recording that leans heavy on deft distorted guitar work — just like their raucous live performances. The EP is a polished snapshot of this co-ed quartet’s 90’s rock-influenced sound. And while the guitars are indeed prominent, the mix shifts from song to song, and Megan Hanson’s bittersweet vocals never lose their inherent dreaminess. Coinciding with the release of their EP, the band also embarked on a mini-tour that took them into Wisconsin, Illinois, and Iowa — no doubt winning over some new converts to the holy gospel of Winona-bred pixie-goth sludge rock.

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The Ultrasounds
“Black Hole Moon”
Lost My Mind EP
Independent
2014

Roma di Luna
“Before I Die”
Then Then Morning Came
Indepdent
2010

Boats vs. Manatees
“This Lens”
Hotels and Prisons
Independent
2012

Claps
“In My Dreams”
Wreck
Guilt Ridden Pop
2012

Matthew St. Francis
“Holland”
“Canada” split cassette w/ Ali Jaafar
Ecstattic Studio
2013

Old Knifey & The Cut Throats
“Whiskey Cigarettes and Country Music”
Old Knifey & The Cut Throats
Independent
2009

Theme Music:
Mike Munson
“Over Now”
Mike Munson
Indepdent
2013

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