Anthony Ruptak

(Photo: CPR / Daniel Mescher)

Just over two years since their last visit, local band Anthony Ruptak & the Midnight Friends made a return to the CPR Performance Studio this winter. 

Ruptak's new album "Between the Hangman & the Halo" is out Jan. 31 via a release party at Denver's Syntax Physic Opera.

In addition to playing a few songs from "Between the Hangman & the Halo," Ruptak and his band spoke with Aaron 'Loki' Johnson about the record's rock and roll sound, covering Elliott Smith and the forthcoming release show.

Stream the full session above.