Wednesday, November 2, 2011
Apparently Rural MN/WI Is The Place For Hot Music Nerds To Create Music For Hipsters..
First we had Adam Young aka Owl City creating pop eletronica in Owatonna, MN, then Justin Vernon aka Bon Iver creating his unique but addicting layered, folky eletronica in northwestern WI and now there's John Maus, who lives in a rented ranch house next to a cow pasture two and a half hours south of Minneapolis, according to this article I just read in Sunday's NYT Magazine. He creates a fantasia of 1980s synth-pop and his live shows are basically him doing karaoke to his music. Not so sure about Maus yet but I do like the random video above. I cannot stop listening to Bon Iver's latest album..every morning it's the perfect mix for coffee, breakfast and playtime with Baby G. And Owl City's music is undeniably catchy and addicting even if it sounds a lot like the Postal Service..plus he created it in his parents basement in Owatonna. I don't know where that is exactly, but it sounds small. So, if you are a hot-in-your-own-way music nerd, come to MN/WI, live in a rural cabin for a while and you might just create a pretty cool album that hipsters on both coasts will eat up.