Skip to main content

Soul Asylum to release 10th album

Minneapolis native son Dave Pirner is most famous as frontman of the seminal Minnesota rock group, Soul Asylum. The band is commemorating the release of its tenth studio album next week with a sold-out show at the 7th Street Entry. Listen in as Pirner chats in the The Current studios about the album and his life "at the bottom of the river" in New Orleans.
  • Author:
  • Updated:
    Original:

Minnesota rocker and Soul Asylum singer/guitarist Dave Pirner says life is good. His band is about to release its 10th album, "Delayed Reaction," and he's got a sold-out show at First Avenue in Minneapolis next week.

He dropped by the studios of The Current (listen here) and talked about the new release and his life in New Orleans, where he spends much of his time.

He also played DJ as part of the Current's "Theft of the Dial" and spun a few of his favorite songs.

Here's Dave and the band playing, "Gravity:"

Next Up

Redtail Ridge Elementary

Sunbather on the roof triggers shelter-in-place at Savage elementary school

The sunbather told police he was trying to "tan and relax."

Nero

The Raptor Center's ambassador, Nero the turkey vulture, dies at 47

Nero helped save the California condors before taking up his post as an education ambassador.

Ben Leber

Ben Leber named new permanent co-host of 'Twin Cities Live'

The former Minnesota Vikings linebacker was introduced Friday afternoon.

MPR

APM Reports, maker of 'In the Dark' podcast, nixed by Minnesota Public Radio

MPR said "select programming elements" of APM Reports will be incorporated into MPR News.

storm, severe

The latest on holiday weekend severe weather chances for MN

The most significant severe threats are Sunday night and again on Monday.

Arianna Vos

Charges: Driver was drunk, high in head-on crash that killed 19-year-old woman

The young woman killed in the crash was a college student studying zoology.

motorcycle

Motorcyclist killed in Ham Lake after passing in the turn lane

The motorcyclist was hit by a car turning onto the road.

Keith Ellison

Minnesota gets cut of Ford settlement over misleading ads

The $19.2 million settlement centers on Ford's C-Max hybrid and Super Duty pickup truck.

Related

Fergus Falls man gets 10 years for 'soul collecting'

Timothy Eugene Peterson says he was blacked out last January when he attacked his neighbor, Ivan Mallas, with a bowie knife, trying to cut off his toes and scalp him, looking to collect his soul.

Carly Rae Jepsen featured on new Owl City album

When Owl City’s Adam Young — of Owatonna — wrote the track ‘Good Time’ for his new album he thought Canadian pop star Carly Rae Jepsen would be the perfect person to join him on the song. Turns out, she’s a fan of Owl City and has been to a couple of shows.

New collection of Bob Dylan cover songs released

The human rights organization says all of the songs will be new or previously unreleased versions. The disc is being released to commemorate Amnesty International's 50th birthday.

Ventura releases provocative new book

Just in time for the 2012 election campaign, bombastic former Minnesota governor Jesse Ventura has released a new book, “DemoCRIPS and ReBLOODlicans: No More Gangs in Government.” It’s a vintage Ventura take on what he says is America’s corrupt two-party system of government, calling out political party “thugs in Brooks Brothers suits.”

Mysterious truck driver releases pigeons

An unidentified man has been dropping off truckloads of live pigeons at a truck wash in Worthington, according to its employees, the Worthington Daily Globe reports. In one release captured on a surveillance video, about 1,000 birds exploded from the truck trailer, and nearly as many were released last week.