On this week’s Champaign Is Also A Band, Sven Zooms with hip-hop savant AMS the. Nerd King about his track “Sisyphus,” the importance of intricate wordplay, and some of his influences from growing up in Hyde Park.

Listen to the full interview here, and stay tuned for part two next week:

Episode 85 – Eli of Mermaid Heaven – ”Nightbloom” Champaign Is Also A Band

Sven chats with Eli (She/Her) of Mermaid Heaven about her song "nightbloom," what makes a good music scene, and her favorite non-musical thing. "You" Video: https://youtu.be/olhQMf1oLzA (NPR Tiny Desk Concert entry) SONG: nightbloom ALBUM: Single   BANDS: Dalipop (~2014) Sleeping okami (~2016) Mermaid Heaven (~2018 to present) Favorite Treat: Jameson on the rocks and an amazing, simple cheesecake

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