Favorite Sessions

Night Moves: Laurel Canyon, By Way Of MinnesotaKCMP

The Minneapolis band Night Moves released its debut album, Colored Emotions, for free online in 2011, setting off a wave of buzz. Its Americana-tinged single "Headlights" became a staple on The Current's airwaves, and the group played the station's seventh birthday party at First Avenue in January of this year.

Ultimately, the hype surrounding Night Moves — singer John Pelant, bassist Mickey Alfano and guitarist Mark Ritsema, joined here by touring drummer Jared Isabella — would land the group on the Domino Records roster. Now, Night Moves' debut has been revamped and re-recorded in a way that builds on the original's hook-laden psychedelic rock, lush instrumentation and richly textured production.

In preparation for the album's re-release, its members recently stopped by The Current's studios to perform songs from Colored Emotions, including the one seen here: "Country Queen."

Credits
  • Video/Photos: Nate Ryan
  • Audio: Michael DeMark
[+] read more[-] less

More From Rock

Sleater-Kinney performs live at the 9:30 Club in Washington, D.C. Guitarist Carrie Brownstein is in the foreground, with Janet Weiss on drums. Alex Schelldorf/NPR Music hide caption

itoggle caption Alex Schelldorf/NPR Music

Live in Concert

Watch Sleater-Kinney In Concert

At the 9:30 Club, the band drew from a catalog that is always present, always on fire.

M.C. Taylor leads Hiss Golden Messenger through a live set at WAMU's studio. Rhiannon Newman/WAMU hide caption

itoggle caption Rhiannon Newman/WAMU

Favorite Sessions

Hiss Golden Messenger, 'Blue Country Mystic'

M.C. Taylor and his band perform one of the finest songs in Hiss Golden Messenger's growing discography, live in WAMU's studios in Washington, D.C.

Back To Top