Strange Names, Suzie, Ludwig Persik (DJ)

Minneapolis’ Strange Names are on track to becoming the young harbingers of American next-wave funk. Combining an unabashed live energy with the rhythmic and melodic romance of late 70s & early 80s new wave, (think Kid Creole meets Echo & The Bunnymen meets The B-52s), Strange Names kicks out straightforward pop songs with meticulous care and intricacy. Debut full length will be out in 2015 on Frenchkiss Records.