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On a recent Tuesday afternoon in Dumbo, Craig Finn was at his producer’s studio, learning how to play his own song. “This is kind of indicative of how things sometimes go,” he announces, after asking his producer, Josh Kaufman, to show him the surprisingly complicated guitar part to “Preludes,” a new song off Finn’s excellent new album We All Want The Same Things. “I got stuck in a snow bank / I was too drunk...
Yes, the Wisconsin delegation is picking the most on-the-nose artist ever for a state that is not exactly known for being able to think outside of the box. In fairness to us, the last time we tried something unexpected, it lead to this, so excuse me for resting in the comfortable. https://open.spotify.com/track/4fbvXwMTXPWaFyaMWUm9CR “Holocene” is the most Wisconsin song for a lot of reasons, some of them external. Justin Vernon of Eau Claire is the most famous...
Following Liam Benzvi and Francis Ximenez, songwriters and musicians behind the name Strange Names, into their teeny Greenpoint rehearsal space (an estimated "seven feet by seven feet"), I couldn't help but recall their earlier words in describing a new track off their debut album, Use Your Time Wisely. After all, this was a run-down, white-washed brick building near the river, across the street from a presumed welding factory. "'Brick City,' one of the new...

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