Live Video: Minor Alps

photo by Charina Pitzel (view set)

“There are so many mountains in the world, but not all of them are on the top 10 list… but if you stand on top of one, you feel like you’re on the highest point on earth.” This is the concept behind super-duo Minor Alps. Multi-talented musicians Matthew Caws of Nada Surf and Juliana Hatfield do justice to the ideal of collaboration in this recent project. Their soft-spoken voices blend throughout their debut album, Get There, as they sing in unison to create one potent voice where each accomplished musician is indistinguishable from the other. Both Caws and Hatfield bring years of experience to the project, with Hatfield beginning her musical career in the Blake Babies in 1986, eventually moving into a successful solo career, and Caws fronting alt-rock band Nada Surf since the 1990’s. Hearing their performance on KEXP, you’d think that these artists had played for audiences together many times, but this effortless, stripped-down set of lyrically poignant songs¬†was their first ever live performance as Minor Alps. Watch their live debut and interview with Cheryl Waters below:

Full Performance:

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