Communist Daughter

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 saw 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.

Past Shows


Sep
2
nd
2017
Turf Club
Sep
2
nd
2017
Turf Club

Communist Daughter

with Sam Cassidy and Jeremy Ylvisaker
Mar
30
th
2017
7th St Entry
Mar
30
th
2017
7th St Entry

Communist Daughter and The Dig

with The Crak Pots
Nov
11
th
2016
Mainroom
Nov
11
th
2016
Mainroom

Communist Daughter

with Alpha Consumer, Fraea and Catbath
Jul
29
th
2016
Mainroom
Jul
29
th
2016
Mainroom

Go 96.3 Local Showcase

Go Fest ‘16 Night One
with Communist Daughter, KARIZMA, DEATHDANCE and more!
Mar
25
th
2016
Turf Club
Mar
25
th
2016
Turf Club

Communist Daughter

with Holidae and Lakewood Cemetery
May
10
th
2014
The Cedar Cultural Center
May
10
th
2014
The Cedar Cultural Center

Priscilla Ahn

with Communist Daughter
Feb
10
th
2014
7th St Entry
Feb
10
th
2014
7th St Entry

Communist Daughter

with Ginkgo and Bad Bad Hats
Dec
21
st
2013
Mainroom
Dec
21
st
2013
Mainroom

The 4onthefloor

with Communist Daughter, All Tomorrow's Petty and American Scarecrows
Nov
27
th
2013
IKE REILLY ASSASSINATION
Nov
27
th
2013
IKE REILLY ASSASSINATION

The Ike Reilly Assassination

with The Honeydogs, Communist Daughter and RuDeGiRL
Nov
21
st
2012
Mainroom
Nov
21
st
2012
Mainroom

The Ike Reilly Assassination

with Actual Wolf and Communist Daughter
Jul
6
th
2012
Mainroom
Jul
6
th
2012
Mainroom

Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit

with Red Daughters and Communist Daughter
Apr
20
th
2012
Mainroom
Apr
20
th
2012
Mainroom

LUCY MICHELLE & THE VELVET LAPELLES

with Communist Daughter, Cory Chisel, SOLID GOLD (DJ Set) and more!
Sep
10
th
2011
Mainroom
Sep
10
th
2011
Mainroom

HALLOWEEN, ALASKA Album Release Show

with Communist Daughter and We Are The Willows
Jun
4
th
2011
7th St Entry
Jun
4
th
2011
7th St Entry

Maritime

with Two Harbors and Communist Daughter
Apr
15
th
2011
Mainroom
Apr
15
th
2011
Mainroom

VOLTAGE

with Pink Mink, Communist Daughter, Me and My Arrow and more!
Mar
13
th
2011
7th St Entry
Mar
13
th
2011
7th St Entry

Grand Hallway

with Communist Daughter, Adam Svec and TENTACLE BOY TRIO
Dec
8
th
2010
Mainroom
Dec
8
th
2010
Mainroom

Curtiss A with a little help from his friends

with Communist Daughter and Total Babe
Nov
26
th
2010
7th St Entry
Nov
26
th
2010
7th St Entry

A TRIBUTE TO THE REPLACEMENTS

with Martin Devaney, Brianna Lane, Mayda and more!
Nov
26
th
2010
Mainroom
Nov
26
th
2010
Mainroom

A TRIBUTE TO THE REPLACEMENTS

with Martin Devaney, The Honeydogs, Pink Mink and more!
Sep
5
th
2010
Mainroom
Sep
5
th
2010
Mainroom

MONDAY OFF! END OF SUMMER PARTY

with SOLID GOLD (DJ Set), Lookbook, Communist Daughter and more!
Aug
13
th
2010
Mainroom
Aug
13
th
2010
Mainroom

Rogue Valley

with Communist Daughter and Total Babe

More Shows

Apr
8
th
First Avenue

An Evening with
They Might Be Giants

May
12
th
Turf Club
Cancelled

Damo Suzuki (of Can 1970-1973)

with IE
Nov
13
th
First Avenue

The Hold Steady

with Gully Boys and Kiss the Tiger
Mar
5
th
The Fitzgerald Theater

An Evening with
Gaelic Storm