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Four local artists with new music to look out for in the Twin Cities

New music from We Are the Willows, The Dalmatian Club and more is coming this fall.
Image by Courtesy of We Are The Willows

The Twin Cities music scene has not died down since the end of summer. Local musicians like We Are the Willows, The Dalmatian Club, Colin Bracewell and Labrador Wild are all releasing music this fall.

We Are the Willows “We’re Livin’” ft. Orchid Eaton.

Image by Courtesy of We Are The Willows (courtesy)

We Are The Willows’ frontman, Peter Miller, described the sound of the band’s new song “We’re Livin’” as “ethereal.” The song’s content revolves around grappling with the knowledge of the climate crisis while also trying to enjoy life.

Miller has toured across the United States. He describes touring as “a really specific kind of human experience” and that many of his favorite memories as a musician have come from being on tour.

Most of Miller’s song inspirations come from “thinking a bit too much” about life which he views as both a negative and a positive. But, he quoted Socrates, saying “an unexamined life is not worth living.”

Listeners can expect We Are The Willows’ newest song “We’re Livin’” later this fall.

The Dalmatian Club released “Out of Hand” on Sept. 16.

Image by The Dalmatian Club (courtesy)

While The Dalmatian Club identifies more with the indie rock genre, the band believes their new song “Out of Hand” fits in better with the genre of indie pop, as it has a softer sound than their other music.

The song focuses on trying to figure out who you are and how to figure out life without being reckless, with parts of the song alluding to drug abuse. However, The Dalmatian Club wants their audience to interpret the song as they want.

The band consists of Zac Fogarty and Kyle Siemon (guitar), Tony O’Keefe (drums), Griffin Ruud (lead vocals and bass) and Maisie Sweeney (keys). This specific musician lineup is relatively new, as they have been together for around two months.

While this group has not been performing for a long time, they have been busy this last month, playing shows at Green Room in Minneapolis and Como Backdoor.

They also have a song coming out on Sept. 29 called “Stay for Awhile,” along with several shows coming up within the next few months. On Oct. 14, The Dalmatian Club will perform at Green Room again.

Colin Bracewell to release “Julia” on Nov. 3.

Image by Colin Bracewell (courtesy)

Colin Bracewell played his new song “Julia” at several shows in the last few months but has yet to officially release the song on any platforms. Bracewell said the song is a hybrid of R&B and pop music that revolves around the emotions and life of being single while in college.

Bracewell is a student at the University of Minnesota and is currently taking a class about Prince, which makes the fact that he will be opening for the band Guytano on Nov. 3 at First Avenue even more special to him. Bracewell will be performing at a fundraiser event for The Garage on Oct. 21 which is open to all ages. “Julia” is set to be released on Friday, Nov. 3.

Labrador Wild: “Lonely Eyes” – November

Image by Labrador Wild (courtesy)

“Lonely Eyes” will be Labrador Wild’s first EP and consist of five songs from their earlier days as a band, when they were still trying to figure out the group’s sound. Labrador Wild did not want to share what specific songs will be on the EP to keep it a surprise. However, they did say there is a broad spectrum of music on this EP.

The band got started on Craigslist and switched through members until the current group stuck. However, the dynamic of the group makes it seem as if they have grown up together.

While the band said they think their music has always been a bit of a melting pot of different styles and genres, Labrador Wild believes their music fits best into the alternative genre.

Labrador Wild will perform at Acadia on Oct. 28 for a Halloween show with Twin Citizen and other bands.

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