On this week’s Champaign Is Also A Band, Sven zooms with Em Baker of Champaign-Urbana-based Plike, a dark electronic music duo, about their song “Sanity Meter,” recording in a washing machine, and the opening scene of The Fifth Element, and many other things.

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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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