champdowncover227The long-awaited 3rd release from Minneapolis super group Halloween Alaska, Champagne Downtown, will be landing in a couple weeks.  They’ve got a release show booked for April 10th at First Avenue.  The record was mixed by the renowned Tchad Blake, and the word is that the music is heading in a “different direction” from previous HA records.  An interesting quote from guitarist Jake Hanson: “There’s gonna be some folks who dig old Hal Al that maybe aren’t going to feel the same about new Hal Al.”

UPDATE:  Food For The Beloved blog has an advance copy of Champagne Downtown, and Tim wrote a good review of the record.