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J Eastman and The Drunk Uncles

Stumbling up the stairs of a suburban basement, J Eastman and the Drunk Uncles climbed to the bottom of the Minneapolis indie rock scene in 2015 with a shambolic collection of tunes about alcohol, beers and existential anxiety.

The band layers J Eastman’s gritty hooks with loud guitars to somehow pump out a bevy of non- chart-topping rave-ups. With standout tracks like “Not the Liquor” “Josephine” and the REM-esque “Oh Harry” the music of the Drunk Uncles appeals to loners, drunks and the broken hearted in equal measure.