Album Review: Nora Petran & Curt Oren — 2%

Nora Petran & Curt Oren 2% Iowa City underground music celebrities Nora Petran and Curt Oren went inside the Maquoketa Caves on a cold, rainy, muddy day and emerged with a seven track collaborative album — 2%. The album is split into Nora’s tracks, a collection of dizzying, kaleidoscopic yet gentle guitar and voice […]

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Curt of ‘Curt’s new hat’ fame lands record deal, records album in cave

It’s been almost a year since Curt Oren bought a billboard to announce his new hat. Unlike most hats, this one received international attention. And now, it’s gotten Oren and a friend a record deal. Washington, D.C. label Bad Friend Records will release a 12-inch vinyl record of songs recorded in a cave. Oren and […]

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