Favorite Sessions

Now, Now: Indie Pop's New 'Threads'

Minnesotans Cacie Dalager and Bradley Hale used to make music under the name Now, Now Every Children. In the years since the duo's 2009 full-length debut (titled Cars), Dalager and Hale shortened the name, added a guitarist and pushed on in a different direction.

Now, Now's sound changed quite a bit after the release of Cars, and there was a feeling of general exhaustion in the mix that needed to be remedied. Jess Abbott — who moved to the Twin Cities from Maine just to play in the band — entered the picture, and soon the group went on a self-imposed hiatus to assess its future.

That future is, well... now. The trio released its new album, Threads, on March 6 via Trans Records, owned by Chris Walla of Death Cab for Cutie. It'll surely be one of Minnesota's biggest records in 2012 — it's a serious showcase of talent, the result of taking some time to get things right.

Set List
  • "Threads"
Credits

Video and photography: Nate Ryan; audio: Michael DeMark.

[+] read more[-] less

More From Rock

Ahmed Gallab of Sinkane. Adam Tetzloff/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

toggle caption Adam Tetzloff/Courtesy of the artist

All Songs TV

Sinkane And The Power Of Positive Music

His new music is reminiscent of Bob Marley: There's a party in the beat, but also a deeper meaning.

Agnes Obel's album Citizen Of Glass is out now on PIAS. Alex Bruel Flagstad/Courtesy of the artist. hide caption

toggle caption Alex Bruel Flagstad/Courtesy of the artist.

All Songs TV

Agnes Obel Sings A Dream

Watch a video for an eerie yet comforting song from the Danish singer's new album, Citizen Of Glass.

Indigo Girls, performing live onstage in Charleston, W.Va. Brian Blauser/Mountain Stage hide caption

toggle caption Brian Blauser/Mountain Stage

Mountain Stage

Indigo Girls On Mountain Stage

25 years after its first Mountain Stage appearance, the folk-rock duo returns to West Virginia.

Indigo Girls On Mountain Stage

  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/500276515/500361304" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
Back To Top