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This week, NPR Music writer and editor Stephen Thompson introduces us to the band Minor Alps.
The band is made up of singer-songwriter Juliana Hatfield and Matthew Caws, the lead singer of the power-pop band Nada Surf.
Thompson says that the music is a new direction for both Hatfield and Caws, though the themes they explore aren’t far from their usual material.
“They’ve both had surprisingly similar career experiences,” Thompson told Here & Now. “Each had a big left-field hit in the ’90s, each has clawed out a long-running career as an independent artist, and together, they’re both able to sing from the perspective of survivors who’ve been around a while, experienced disappointments and successes, and haven’t run out of songs worth singing along the way.”
Minor Alp’s new album “Get There” will be released October 29.