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See Jeremy Messersmith Play The Bowery Ballroom Tomorrow Night

June 9th, 2014

Minneapolis singer-songwriter (and notable nice guy) Jeremy Messersmith “sings sweet, timeless songs about love, desire, death and grief,” according to NPR. He got his start with the 2006 release of the mainly acoustic The Alcatraz Kid (stream it below). But he began to gain attention outside of the Twin Cities with his next two albums, especially The Reluctant Graveyard (stream it below), which the Current labeled “as glorious, colorful and eye-popping as any album released this year [2010].” This past February, Messersmith (above, performing “Ghost” for WFUV) put out his fourth full-length, Heart Murmurs (stream it below), which finds him in as fine form as ever. He “has long been a proponent of wistful and melancholic songs, but on Heart Murmurs he takes on the many romantic aspects of the heart, sung from perspectives of yearning, apathy and regret, to name a few,” says AllMusic, before adding that the album “is a well-rounded and full-hearted record by an elite songwriter deserving of greater exposure.” And speaking of exposure, you can see Jeremy Messersmith tomorrow night at The Bowery Ballroom. Big Scary open the show.