Upcoming Events

Los Campesinos!

Adult Mom

Wed 11.14.2018

New Rose (Record Release!) + The Letter Yellow (Record Release!)

Teen Body

Wed 11.14.2018

Thurston Moore

Ka Baird, Byron Coley

Thu 11.15.2018

Gabby's World

Lexie, Emily Yacina

Thu 11.15.2018

Del Water Gap (Single Release!)

Samia, The Misters

Fri 11.16.2018

Mac Ayres

Jack Dine

Fri 11.16.2018

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Artist Features

Spotlight: Francis and The Lights, “Friends” (feat. Bon Iver, Kanye West)

A few days ago, local pop act Francis and The Lights released a new song, “Friends,” featuring Wisconsin’s very own Bon Iver and the illustrious Kanye West. Thanks to Justin Vernon’s trademark vocal effects and delicate, expansive instrumentals, the track rises and falls gracefully; a gentle anthem of sorts. If the melody sounds familiar, that’s because Chance The Rapper sampled this song on a cut from his most recent mixtape, Coloring Book – the similarly named “Summer Friends.” The video, directed by Jake Schreier, complements the lyrics’ emphasis on the idea of a comfortable vulnerability. The stripped down set and minimalist choreography focus the viewer’s attention on the artists (who were apparently told to wear their own clothes to the shoot) and their relationships, physical and intangible, to one another.
 

– Nina Posner

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