It's my contention that there is and has been some quality music that occurs/occurred in the Twin Cities even when nobody is paying the slightest bit of attention. Not even the people who actually live here.
So I moved out here. "Grunge" is the new big thing. I have a roommate who plays fucking "Bleach" three and four times a day.
Just kept flipping the thing over and over and his friend would come over and they'd play it a few more times.
I loathed that Lp.
My head was elsewhere.
The Hang Ups were the first local band that I gravitated towards.
Comin' Through (1993)
It hit all the right buttons for me at the time.
Top of Morning (1995)
The A side here was on that demo and was one of the songs that first caught my ear.
When I was doing the digitizing and got up to the Hang-Ups I was intending to just put this one up and kind of leave it at that, but when I played it everything kind of flooded back and I remembered why I like this so much in the first place. It was at that point that I figured that I may as well just put up everything I had. It needs to be heard by more people.
It really does.
So if catchy strummy pop songs with harmony vocals are your thing, then buckle in.
There's a few of these ahead of you.