Welcome back to an action-packed edition of Tuesdays With Lazerbeak! OH. MY. GOD. The collaborative live album from Dessa and the Minnesota Orchestra is now out in the world for all to enjoy. Sound the Bells: Recorded Live at Orchestra Hall is available on all streaming platforms, and really anywhere you find your music these days. Check out some of the digital players below or go to this link right HERE to pick your poison.
Or you can purchase a physical copy of the album directly from the Doomtree Webstore right HERE. Thank you to everyone who’s purchased the album, streamed it, or spread the word. We appreciate you!
If you’d like to learn more about the behind-the-scenes making of the album, you can listen to the brand new Tuesdays With Lazerbeak podcast featuring a lengthy and hilarious interview with conductor Sarah Hicks and arranger Andy Thompson right HERE. We go super deep into how this crazy pipe dream actually came to be. One of my favorite episodes yet.
And check out MPR’s excellent in-depth interview with Dessa, Andy Thompson, and myself HERE, along with some incredible stripped-down string quartet arrangements of a handful of Sound the Bells songs below.
And speaking of the Minnesota Orchestra (SEGUE!!!!), I actually remixed a piece from their recent Mahler symphonies for this Welcome to Orchestra Hall video. Check out my take on classical and house music below.
In other music updates, I’m thoroughly stoked to have contributed some production to this awesome new compilation put out by KRSM Radio, a new community-run station operating out of South Minneapolis. I produced the Aby Wolf track “Berry Quote” and you can check out a brief early snippet of the track below. There’s lots of ways to get your hands on the physical or digital version of the album and support community radio in the Twin Cities at the SAME. DAMN. TIME. Check it all out right HERE.
I’m beyond excited for this big Band Together benefit show being put on by Climate Generation this Saturday at the O’Shaughnessy in St Paul to help raise awareness about climate action and what we all can do to make this world a better place. I’ll be playing a short solo set and bringing out a few musical guests as well, plus sharing a bit about my own personal climate story. There is an absolute plethora of incredible Minnesota artists performing alongside me and the whole evening is guaranteed to be uplifting. Check out the full lineup below and grab your tickets right HERE. See you on Saturday!
And speaking of shows (SEGUE II), we just announced a new live taping of the Tuesdays With Lazerbeak podcast. It all goes down on December 10th at the lovely Parkway Theater in south Minneapolis. Our main guest this time around will be none other than Doomtree’s own P.O.S, plus my friends Sara Jean and Jesse from Wellness Minneapolis will be popping in to talk more about the wellness collaboration we’ve been working on over the past six months. They’ll also be performing live acupuncture on Jeyca and I for the first time ever. I’m equally terrified and thrilled. Grab your tickets right HERE and we’ll see you on the 10th!
And of course, if you’re anywhere near the West Coast make sure you come out next week to see Leg 2 of the Shredders Great Hits Tour. We’ll be in Portland, San Francisco, Seattle, and Denver and if these shows are anything like the recent Midwest run, they’re bound to be ragers. Let’s do this! Grab your tickets HERE and please spread the word to anyone you know in the area. Thank you!
Alright! Let’s catch up on some serious Bonus Jams before calling it a day. So excited that there is new HAIM music out in the world. Loving this “Now I’m In It” song and Paul Thomas Anderson-directed music video.
HAIM – “Now I’m In It”
Can’t wait for the new Tame Impala album either. All about this new “It Might Be Time” track.
Tame Impala – “It Might Be Time”
Same goes for this new Torres record, out in late January on Merge Records. Super digging new single “Good Scare.”
Torres – “Good Scare”
And ROSALÍA can quite literally do no wrong in my eyes. This new “A Palé” continues her flawless streak over the past few years. What a star.
ROSALÍA – “A Palé”
Could not be happier about the fact that Tory Lanez sampled T-Pain’s classic early 2000’s song “Sprung” and not only turned it into a new smash, but also GOT T-PAIN TO SING ON THE SONG WITH HIM. R&B heads everywhere rejoice.
Tory Lanez & T-Pain – “Jerry Sprunger”
The Hold Steady just contributed a new song to Seth Meyer’s new standup special, and I think “Meet Me In The Lobby” is one of the best things they’ve ever made. Check out the live version below.
The Hold Steady – “Meet Me In The Lobby”
God bless The Hood Internet. They just released this Presents series where they took a year and mashed-up 50 plus hits into less than three minutes. Check out my personal favorite “1983” below. These guys are the absolute best.
The Hood Internet presents 1983
Huge shouts to the homie MMYYKK from astralblak on the release of his new ElectroSoul EP. Mike is one of the most creative minds I know out of this great state and I’m a fan of everything he does. Cop the project on Bandcamp HERE and support great hometown talent.
MMYYKK – ElectroSoul EP
Equally large shouts to my man Longshot who has just released a new EP with Chicago producer TGIK. #FTP knocks super hard and it’s great to hear Shot spitting new flames. Check out the whole project below and grab it directly from Longshot right HERE.
Longshot – #FTP EP (produced by TGIK)
And lastly, here’s a new banger from MN up-and-comers Last Import. This “Hollywood Forever” is my favorite thing I’ve heard from them so yet. Really excited to check out more.
Last Import – “Hollywood Forever”
As always, make sure to check out Tuesdays With Lazerbeak Bonus Jams on Spotify. You can add it to your playlists right HERE and take the music with you everywhere you go. Updated weekly.
OK! That’s the news for this post. I hope you all have a joyous week and I’ll see you back here next Tuesdays morning before I hop a plane to the West Coast with Shredders. Take care!