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Minnesota:

The Hunting Club



CITY: Minnesota
SONG TO DOWNLOAD:

MN_HuntingClub
CITY: Minneapolis
SONGS THAT GOT US: "Yours Truly," "The Coast"
MYSPACE ADDRESS:myspace.com/huntingclubmusic
RECORD LABEL: Unsigned

WHY THEM? Does Doug Martsch singing over Interpol rhythms and New Pornographers melodic flourishes sound like an absolutely terrible combination or one so wonderful you're shocked nobody has thought of it before? Your feelings about the Hunting Club are entirely contingent on your response. Bigger than the sum of their influences, the Minnesota five-piece manages to sound like they've been playing together far longer than two years — as long, in fact, as Midwestern teenagers have been nodding along to guitar-heavy indie rock with unassuming vocals. Gathering a head of steam in the Twin Cities club scene can lead to great things (see: Hüsker Dü, Soul Asylum).

BONUS BIT! Everyone knows Minnesota birthed Prince and the Replacements, but few are aware that Yanni played keys in several Twin Cities rock bands in the '70s.