|Photo by Katie Essick|
Strange Relations | Kitty Cat Klub | Saturday, March 14
There is a boundless sense of freedom that permeates -Centrism, the debut full-length from the Minneapolis indie-rock trio Strange Relations. Core members and longtime friends/bandmates Casey Sowa and Marisa Helgeson invited guitarist Nate Hart-Andersen to join the band just a few months before they went into Humans Win! studio to record the follow-up to 2013's debut EP, Ghost World.
Strange Relations' music echoes the sonic expansiveness of Blonde Redhead and Foals, the buoyant guitar-fueled pop of Velocity Girl, and the untamed edge of Sleater-Kinney and Fugazi. You better believe such an unsettled musical dichotomy played a key role in the band's creative vision.
Gimme Noise asked Sowa and Helgeson about the wintry inspirations for these songs, and the meaning of "diary rock."