Communist Daughter

Communist Daughter

credit: Tamara Iswager

Communist Daughter - Roll A Stone

A few years ago Johnny Solomon was a fixture in the tight knit Twin

Cities music scene, forming the angular indie pop band Friends Like

These and touring extensively, he received critical praise from far

flung sources that looked like the beginning of a promising career.

The rising success masked his struggle with addiction and mental

health problems, and quickly eclipsed his career, landing him in jail

and treatment facilities across the country. By the end of that

whirlwind he had retreated to a small town across the border in

Wisconsin where he assumed his music days were over.

But when he moved out of the city his demons followed him and he

spent his nights writing and recording what he thought would be his

eulogy, songs about lost love and lost chances, He recruited some

friends to come out and put it all to tape. Calling his new band

Communist Daughter, they released their debut album “Soundtrack

to the End” in 2010. As they gained national attention Johnny put

all of it on hold and checked himself in to rehab one more time.

In 2012 Communist Daughter returned with a clear eyed John,

including his now wife Molly Solomon, bassist Adam Switlick, Steven

Yasgar on Drums, Al Weirs on guitar and Dillon Marchus on keys.

They put out an EP “Lions & Lambs” and began touring the country

again and gaining national attention.

By 2014 they had entered the studio to spend the next 2 years

crafting their sophomore release. Working with Producer Kevin

Bowe (Replacements, Meat Puppets) they recorded in and out of

studios trying to capture the deeply personal songs in a much more

deliberate style. Going from studio to bedroom to studio again they

created an album with 11 songs running the gambit from high peaks

to dark lows. They took the finished tracks to Nashville where

Andrija Tokic (Alabama Shakes, Benjamin Booker) put the final mix

together, and then had Heba Kadry (Future Islands, And You Will

Know Us…) master the final product in NYC.

2016 will see the release of their highly anticipated sophomore

album “The Cracks That Built The Wall.’ And look for a clear eyed

Communist Daughter to return to the road for tour dates all over

the country.

Genre: Americana
Subgenre: Indie Rock
From: Minneapolis, MN

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