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70. Melodious Owl - Transition EP (2005)

One of the most exciting parts of living in a larger (plus size?) city is the opportunity to participate in the local music scene. I often wish I'd been here in Minneapolis during the mid-eighties heyday of Prince and The Replacements. Though the city's music scene has never truly lost respectablitiy, it'd still be nice to be a peripherial part of such national admiration. In my opinon, one of the prime candidates to bring that back to us is Melodious Owl.

Here's the bio: The band is comprised of three members. One plays keys and saxophone. One plays guitar. One synthesizes and sings. They're all students at inner ring suburban Hopkins High School. Yes, that's right.

I saw them play about a month ago, opening for Olypmic Hopefuls, and I've gotta say, I've never before felt such a palpable excitement about an unknown band. Part of it, granted, was disbelief. These guys are in high school? How can their sound be so developed, their lead singer so…