Champaign Is Also A Band

One Songwriter, One Song.

Champaign Is Also A Band is a Podcast about stories & songs of Champaign-Urbana music.

In each episode, Sven sits down with a person from the C-U music scene to hear the story & the background of a favorite song they’ve written.


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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
  1. Episode 85 – Eli of Mermaid Heaven – ”Nightbloom”
  2. Bonus Episode 18 : Sean Kutzko – ChambanaJazz: Documenting the CU Jazz Scene
  3. Bonus Episode 17 : Perimeter Road Music Festival 2022
  4. Episode 84 – Luna of The Latex Figure -”Spiders In Your Head”
  5. Episode 83 – DB – ”EOTA”
  6. Episode 82 – Tristan & Andy of Boxcar Graffiti – ”Blind”
  7. Episode 81 – Don and Sticks of Bristle – ”Magic Shoes”
  8. Episode 80 – Carrie Chandler of The Bashful Youngens – ”I Would”
  9. Episode 79 – Brandon T Washington – Part 2: Reflections
  10. Episode 79 – Brandon T. Washington of Temple of Low Men – ”Languid”