While we are on the topic of ’80s and ’90s bands from Minnesota, Soul Asylum also has a new album, Silver Lining, coming up. Due out July 11th, the new album was recorded exclusively in the Twin Cities, and is released as a tribute of sorts to late bass player Karl Mueller who died shortly after recording the album. Replacing Mueller is Tommy Stinson, of none other than Replacements fame. It’s a Minnesota thing.
“Stand Up And Be Strong” – Soul Asylum
I find it funny that someone just left this precise comment on my blog:
“Kudos to MPLS. Thanks for the Mats, Husker Du, & Soul Asylum & that Purple Rain guy, too. It will be hard for any of these acts to reform and be vital I’m afraid. Nostalgia is a mixed bag & the sign of a dying culture.” The vitalogy (is that a word? or just a PJism?) of Soul Asylum’s new stuff remains to be seen, but I know that I loved Dave Pirner and his unique whine in high school. You can stream a few other tracks from their new album over on their website.