The company has even partnered with the band Last Import as part of its launch. It was this love of music and drive to support young acts that attracted the band.
Ian and Eli sit down with Jane from the all girls punk band "Last Import" to talk about the journey of starting a band and the challenges that follow. Time to turn your amp to 11 and play this episode LOUD.
“What if I told you that, on one night, three acts that are sure to be selling out venues across the country within three years were all on one bill, and more importantly, that they all call the greater Twin Cities Metro area home?”
“Do you know who is Making A Scene!”
“Few young bands in the crowded Twin Cities music scene are working harder or making more progress than the all-female pop punk band Last Import.”
“This album's power allows it to stand shoulder to shoulder with their more punk contemporaries, but it's their melodic hooks that make the band accessible to a wide range of people.”
“If you have the chance to see Last Import live, I wouldn’t pass up on it — but until their next show I’ll be in my room, headphones on, bobbing around to a masterful and infectious debut album.”
“Last Import is everything that makes what’s coming up the pipe musically in this town so great.”
“These ladies obviously have a very, very long career ahead of them, and we will certainly be seeing the name ‘Last Import’ on marquees for years to come.!”
“This three piece line up is at the forefront of a burgeoning punk girl scene in town”
"Surf-punk trio Last Import was formed when its members were barely old enough to drive."
"For most college students, late spring becomes a flurry of activity as assignments pop up left and right and the end of the academic year looms just over the horizon. However, the members of Last Import don’t seem too fazed as they balance school with recording new music, gigging around Minnesota, and competing in the University of Minnesota’s Battle of the Bands."
Electric Fetus 50th Anniversary Party, feat. Real Estate, at First Avenue, Minneapolis (09 June 2018)
"The new-ish band, with their garage-y sound will fit well with other Minneapolis girl bands like Kitten Forever."
"Last Import, a Minneapolis surf punk trio, didn't meet at a bar or college. Nope. They met at an all-female rock school called "Girls Rock n Roll Retreat" or GRRR. KFAI's Ryan Dawes reports that GRRR helped instill Last Import members with a loud, punk confidence."
"With x’s on their hands, there was an undeniable youthful energy to this surf punk-esque trio. Their energy was absolutely contagious – with the room dancing and singing along to song after song. Frontwoman Emily Bjorke was a force to be reckoned with. Her vocals layered perfectly over the DIY garage rock sound of Grace Baldwin on bass and Jane Halldorson (of Johnny Yuma) on drums. There was a very Hole/Courtney Love or Sleater Kinney vibe to these girls that was absolutely infectious. We’re excited to see more from Last Import."