Strange Relations

Minneapolis diary rock band Strange Relations, featuring Casey Sowa (drums/vocals) and her girlfriend Maro Helgeson (bass/synth), don't fit the typical mold of a pop group. Building tracks around a propulsive rhythm section, Strange Relations feed off their long term relationship to capture an energy and intimacy that cannot be forced or faked, weaving through each track like a burst of fresh air through the haze.

Vulnerable yet strong, glossy to grainy, bold or subdued, Strange Relations demonstrate what can blossom when you refuse to follow the rules. The two-piece delve into the ups and downs of living as women in a world where one's body is a central force in shaping one's experience. All throughout the record women's bodies and sexualities are centered, as the focus shifts from external to internal and back again. Editorial You (Tiny Engines, 2017) thrives by refusing to turn away from the darkness, instead addressing it head-on, offering up a sense of sisterhood and defiance as weapons to fight through and pull light back into the darkest spaces. Honest and powerful, Editorial You is an album made just for the real you.

"Editorial You is about ambition & desire, and the line between the two. It's about all of the internal & external pressures that fight against those two forces in our lives, and how we grapple with them. After working on these songs and playing them out for the last couple years, we're more than ready to share them with the world. We ducked into our friend Knol's basement for a few days and knocked out these tracks, finishing synth and vocals and some other touches in the aftermath. We built this record before Doomsday 2016 and have been carrying it around as a reminder, as a rallying cry ever since. We hope it might serve the same purpose to someone else."

Past Shows


Sep
28
th
2019
7th St Entry
Sep
28
th
2019
7th St Entry

Bleached

with The Paranoyds and Strange Relations
May
3
rd
2019
7th St Entry
May
3
rd
2019
7th St Entry

Skating Polly

with Monsterwatch and Strange Relations
Feb
26
th
2019
Fine Line
Feb
26
th
2019
Fine Line

Cherry Glazerr

with Palehound and Strange Relations
Oct
2
nd
2018
7th St Entry
Oct
2
nd
2018
7th St Entry

Dream Wife

with Russo and Strange Relations
Aug
1
st
2018
7th St Entry
Aug
1
st
2018
7th St Entry

Alex Lahey

with Strange Relations
Feb
10
th
2018
7th St Entry
Feb
10
th
2018
7th St Entry

The Controversial New 'Skinny Pill'

with Strange Relations, MARGRET and Theo
Jan
11
th
2018
Turf Club
Jan
11
th
2018
Turf Club

Andrew Broder

with deM atlaS, Strange Relations, Nick Jordan and more!
Oct
22
nd
2017
7th St Entry
Oct
22
nd
2017
7th St Entry

Tera Melos

with Speedy Ortiz and Strange Relations
Sep
27
th
2017
7th St Entry
Sep
27
th
2017
7th St Entry

Palehound

with tall friend and Strange Relations
Sep
2
nd
2017
7th St Entry
Sep
2
nd
2017
7th St Entry
Jun
26
th
2017
7th St Entry
May
12
th
2017
7th St Entry
May
12
th
2017
7th St Entry

Charly Bliss

with Strange Relations and See Through Dresses
Jan
7
th
2017
7th St Entry
Jan
7
th
2017
7th St Entry

The Awful Truth

with Strange Relations and WETTER
Oct
23
rd
2016
7th St Entry
Oct
23
rd
2016
7th St Entry

SALES

with Strange Relations
Oct
5
th
2016
7th St Entry
Oct
5
th
2016
7th St Entry

Yohuna

with Strange Relations and P • PL
Sep
18
th
2016
Fine Line
Sep
18
th
2016
Fine Line

Highly Suspect

with Strange Relations
Mar
26
th
2016
Turf Club
Mar
26
th
2016
Turf Club

FURY THINGS

with Dead Soft, Strange Relations, the Cult of Lip and more!
Sep
7
th
2015
7th St Entry
Sep
7
th
2015
7th St Entry

La Luz

with Strange Relations
Jun
25
th
2015
7th St Entry
Jun
25
th
2015
7th St Entry

PINS

with Strange Relations
May
13
th
2015
Triple Rock Social Club
May
13
th
2015
Triple Rock Social Club

Tove Styrke

with LANY and Strange Relations

More Shows

Oct
8
th
7th St Entry

Nova Twins

with Gully Boys
Sep
25
th
7th St Entry

Jake Blount

Sep
8
th
7th St Entry

Brotherkenzie

Aug
26
th
7th St Entry

Monica Martin