Flip Rushmore

From Minneapolis to Nashville and back, Flip Rushmore has overcome a 900-mile split to deliver their second major release. Their new EP, Choose Your Villains Wisely, is a fast-paced, politically-charged rock record that examines billionaire space travel (“Waxwing”), the murder of George Floyd (“Platypuseidon”), capital punishment (“NINE”), mass shootings (“The Loathsome Crowded West”), and Wall Street (“Gouda Bear”), amongst many other items on a crowded agenda.

Boston’s Glide Magazine labels the EP as “punk-charged indie rock with no sacrifice for tone or musicianship,” while Two Story Melody calls it “gleefully surreal indie rock.”

Featuring five songs that sit somewhere between Minneapolis-St. Paul’s thriving DIY scene and the arena rock circuit, Choose Your Villains Wisely paints a more serious sonic picture than the band’s debut record, Big, if True. It also showcases a more ambitious collection of instrumental work, fully realized by new guitarist Mike Green and all four founding members: Alex Smith, Dan Klauer, Nick Spielman, and Adam Szczepaniak.

Mostly tracked during the COVID-19 pandemic, the EP also faced the same major hurdle as its predecessor: distance. Smith moved from Minneapolis to Nashville in 2014, and reached out to old friends Klauer, Spielman, and Szczepaniak in the ensuing years to start a new band and record an album. Tracked over several sessions in the Minneapolis area, Big, if True was fully mixed and mastered by the time the group played its debut show in May 2018.

The album, which featured the bittersweet single “That Hollow Sound,” found traction on North American radio, finding its way onto more than 100 terrestrial stations and rising to No. 71 on the Muzooka College Radio charts.

[Kennedy Wilson, ILIUM]

Past Shows


May
18
th
2023
Turf Club
May
18
th
2023
Turf Club

The Dead Century

with Flip Rushmore, Lucid VanGuard and Lighter Co. (formerly Zippo Man)
Apr
12
th
2023
7th St Entry
Apr
12
th
2023
7th St Entry

Gable Price and Friends

with Flip Rushmore and The Cold Casuals
Jan
24
th
2023
7th St Entry
Jan
24
th
2023
7th St Entry

Plastic Picnic

with Flip Rushmore
Nov
3
rd
2022
7th St Entry
Nov
3
rd
2022
7th St Entry

The Brevet

with Flip Rushmore and Cryote
Aug
10
th
2022
7th St Entry
Aug
10
th
2022
7th St Entry

Flip Rushmore

EP Release Party
with Friend Dog and Lazenlow
Jan
17
th
2020
7th St Entry
Jan
17
th
2020
7th St Entry

Wild Adriatic

with Flip Rushmore and Denim Matriarch
Jan
17
th
2020
7th St Entry
Jun
10
th
2018
7th St Entry
Jun
10
th
2018
7th St Entry

Flip Rushmore

with Telamones

More Shows

Jan
20
th
Fine Line

Can't Feel My Face: 2010s Dance Party

Jan
11
th
7th St Entry

Alina Maira

with Another Heaven, d'Lakes and The Envies
Dec
31
st
Turf Club

DUDE YEAR’$ EVE

Jan
21
st
First Avenue

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