It's Friday, and you're likely idling in your office and sitting on a fence between interminable boredom and weekend giddiness. I don't think we ever really grow up that much, considering we've been feeling that exact same conflicting emotion since the first grade. And remember when you told your mom "when I'm older I'm gonna eat cookies ALL DAY." You've probably done that at least once.
The point being on days like this one, you want to bridge the massive gap between 4 and 5 p.m., so how about some lovingly recorded local music from the fine folks Daytrotter, then?
First is Fort Wilson Riot's session from Jan. 29th. Amy Hager and Jacob Mullis' longtime project has taken a turn towards the foreboding and the glitchy in recent times, and it's a lovely thing to watch a couple of talented little plucksters grow and grow like Fort Wilson has. You can listen to it here
. For my money, "Generation Complex" is a no-brainer.
Second up is Tapes 'N Tapes, who have also taken a bit of a turn after a whirlwind few years being put under the hype cycle's rolling pin. Here they give us four straightforward and possibly opinion-rejiggering numbers, including the beach shimmy of "One In The World." Listen here and RELAX
Here's our running list of past Twin Cities artists featured on Daytrotter, with links to their sessions:October 5: Dark Dark DarkOctober 1: GayngsJune 15: We Are the WillowsMay 28: LookbookMay 20: Trampled by TurtlesApril 22: Peter Wolf CrierApril 15: Velvet Davenport March 30: Doomtree's Dessa, Sims, Cecil Otter, and Mike MictlanMarch
24: LaarksMarch 3: Solid GoldFebruary 20: Jeremy MessersmithDecember 30, 2009: Daredevil Christopher WrightDecember 27, 2009:
Northern HowlDecember 21, 2009: Free EnergyDecember 16, 2009: Har Mar SuperstarSeptember 29, 2009: Dark Dark DarkSeptember 10, 2009: Mark Mallman