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Whiskey Autumn, Another Tiny Desk Contest Artist, Performs At OpenAir

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<p>(Photo: CPR / Daniel Mescher)</p>
<p>Whiskey Autumn</p>

We first heard the music of Whiskey Autumn in the band's submission to NPR Music's 2016 Tiny Desk Contest.

The Boulder trio's video for "Dog Days" introduced us to their smart, catchy electronic pop and we included it as one of our 10 favorite Colorado entries this year.

The band performed in the CPR Performance Studio this month. They played four songs, including "Dog Days," and spoke with OpenAir's Jeremy Petersen about the production behind their Tiny Desk video, shifting from folk to electronic music and how R&B singer Frank Ocean inspired their sound.

Stream the session above and read interview highlights below.

Singer Greg Laut on rewriting "Postcard From Tokyo" as an electro-pop song:

"(It was) very much a folk vein, an acoustic guitar and a harmonica being the centerpiece instruments of that song.

"As it tends to happen with old songs, you get tired of playing it or it feels a little stale. Just in the last few weeks we've revamped the arrangement of it and now it feels super exciting for us. ... It feels like a whole new world."

Songs performed:

  • "Dog Days"
  • "07.04.07"
  • "Postcard from Tokyo"
  • "Coney Island"


"Postcard from Tokyo"

"Coney Island"