There is something so Minnesotan about the 757s. Have all of the members have been it at least one other band? Check. Is at least one of the members related to somebody you know? Check. Is their sound is classic and utilitarian, culled from the previous three generations of Twin Cities rock? Are they capable of making the Uptown Bar or Turf Club feel like home on any given Friday or Saturday night? Check and check.
The local stalwarts have announced the release of their second album, Freeway Surrender, which is due out on May 1 on Eclectone Records. The 757s will play a CD-release show for Freeway Surrender at the Uptown Bar, but in the meantime check out this new video for "Amateur":