Handsome Midnight
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Handsome Midnight

Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States | Established. Jan 01, 2011 | SELF | AFM

Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States | SELF | AFM
Established on Jan, 2011
Band Rock Alternative




""Their recent release Animal is a well-produced, well-written album that is easy to embrace if you are looking for anthemic, unpretentious songs.""

It’s hard to deny the appeal of the music that Handsome Midnight make. The music is immediate, catchy and fun in the same vein as bands like Weezer and Fountains of Wayne. Their recent release Animal is a well-produced, well-written album that is easy to embrace if you are looking for anthemic, unpretentious songs.

The four-piece band comprised of Steve (vocals, rhythm guitar), Jeff (vocals, lead guitar), Brent (bass) and Corey (drums) has enough tact to avoid a lot of typical clichés that pigeonhole them into one specific sub-genre. It’s not far-fetched to call their music pop-punk but you don’t get the typical nasally twang from the vocalist or a lot of the recurring themes associated with the genre.

Animal is a consistent album in terms of songwriting. The band has obviously put some time and thought into each song, which makes the twelve songs that much easier and enjoyable to get through. They kick off the album with “Near To You” which displays the strengths of the two lead vocalists. Jeff and Steve trade off measures during the verse and combine when the chorus hits. The song is quick getting in and out before the two-and-a-half-minute mark.

The band goes through a couple of more notable songs including the anthemic “Animal” and hard hitting “Falling Down.” As I mentioned previously the themes are unique with thought provoking lyrics to back it up. On “Been Around” the vocalist sings, “I meditate on another life As I balance on a hot steel knife But it burns me And I'm slippin.”

As the album progresses “Color Purple” and “Simple Thing (Say Whoa)” were highlights. They close with a cover of REM’s “It's the End of the World As We Know It (And I Feel Fine)” which managed to work well into the mix of their other songs. Animal isn't an album that is trying to reinvent the wheel but the band seems confident in the music they play and they do it well. It’s a solid follow up to their debut and points to a consummate band that might be around for a while. - The Equal Ground

""...punked-up indie with a few more traditional roots...""

A band here that I’m struggling to find out too much about to impart your way. What I do know is there are four of them, they call themselves Handsome Midnight and have just released their debut album, ‘Bittersweet Curse’. It’s punked-up indie with a few more traditional roots and reminded me more than once of Alkaline Trio. See what you think. - godisinthetvzine.co.uk

"...cool and different sound..."

“We thought the CD had a cool and different sound….esp. like 2 Little..2 Late….Real good sound” Music Group KTCV FM - KTCV FM

"Catching Up w/ Handsome Midnight"

"...tinges of late 90’s/early aughts pop punk, with an alternative rock flare." - Twin Cities Music Blog


2 Song Demo

Debut full length Album, Bittersweet Curse, available now.



Alternative rock with class, in the vein of Foo Fighters, Third Eye Blind, and Weezer.  Handsome Midnight focuses on relevant topics, and an engaging live show that can be enjoyed on a large festival stage, or a classic rock’n roll venue.

Formed in early 2011, each member had already been a part of the scene for over a decade, sharing the stage with acts such as Fastball, Bowling for Soup, Throw the Fight, and other established artists. Their focus from the beginning was on a live performance that performed as strongly as their album.

Their debut album, Bittersweet Curse, was released in April of 2013 with a successful run, charting on college and independent radio nationwide, also earning its own channel on Pandora.  Their third full length album released November 2018: https://handsomemidnight.bandcamp.com

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