Johnny Solomon left his Minneapolis band, Friends Like These, swearing off music, escaping to Wisconsin, and battling addiction before assembling the group that would become Communist Daughter. Aptly sharing their moniker with one of Neutral Milk Hotel’s most concise alt-folk songs, the band also draws comparisons to Bon Iver (not just because of the Wisconsin connection), Mountain Goats (who they covered recently), and even Neil Young. The group sat down with Maia to talk about dealing with rehab, what it means to have a song on a popular TV show, and where inspiration comes from.
Featured song: “Ghost”
Lions And Lambs is available now on Grain Belt Records.
Complete radio broadcast and playlist: http://b-t-r.co/12AnlJK
About BTR Live Studio:
BTR Live Studio features a mix of breaking and established musicians playing exclusive sets in our studios, then sitting down for a chat with host Maia Macdonald. Maia is a musician and DJ who’s been involved with the music scene for a number of years and has a knack for asking the questions that musicians actually enjoy answering. Watch more episodes of BTR Live Studio on our Blip page: http://blip.tv/btrlivestudio
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