Tag: Minneapolis

Mark Mallman Works Through Heartache on Catchy New LP, 'Double Silhouette'

When Mark Mallman isn’t busy engaging in 78-hour public sing-a-thons — by himself — as part of a series of what he calls “Marathon” events, the Minneapolis singer and songwriter  writes catchy pop songs. His latest album, “Double Silhouette” (Eagle’s Golden Tooth Recordings), is a collection of sad, rueful and deeply personal break-up songs that Mallman frames with deceptively peppy piano…

Album review: Communist Daughter's 'Lions & Lambs' EP

Certain kinds of heartfelt goodbyes come hard, and Johnny Solomon’s was harder than most. He wrote “Soundtrack to the End,” the 2010 debut from his band Communist Daughter, as a farewell to the drug-fueled existence he had been leading, an existence that had helped break up his previous group Friends Like These and landed him in jail. “Soundtrack to the…

Communist Daughter returns July 10 with new 6-song EP

Minneapolis band Communist Daughter released a stunner of a debut with 2010’s “Soundtrack to the End,” an album of searing songs drawn straight from leader John Solomon’s difficult recent past, which had included struggles with addiction. It’s truly one of the best albums you’ve (probably) never heard. Communist Daughter is back July 10 with “Lions and Lambs,” a 6-track EP…