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Minneapolitan singer-songwriter Jeremy Messersmith makes sweetly crafted, lyrically rich indie pop in the vein of Sufjan Stevens. Here we have compiled a few of his interviews and live performances.




The Current: Song of the Day - Jeremy Messersmith - Tourniquet

Jeremy Messersmith - Tourniquet, from his forthcoming album on Glassnote Records. (The Current's Song of the Day, 10/1/2013)

NPR: All Songs Considered - Jeremy Messersmith: Tiny Desk Concert

Music from Jeremy Messersmith's Tiny Desk Concert. With his horn-rimmed glasses and esoteric subject matter, Messersmith is no rock star. But he's a pop genius, with creative ambition to match his songs' considerable charm. For more videos and to subscribe to the Tiny Desk Concerts video podcast, visit (NPR's All Songs Considered, 9/22/2011)

NPR: Second Stage - Jeremy Messersmith: 'Franklin Avenue'

It's hard to listen to The Silver City, the new CD from Minnesota chamber-pop artist Jeremy Messersmith, without thinking of Sufjan Stevens. Both artists have similar voices and a love of richly orchestrated story songs. They also find inspiration in geography. (NPR's Second Stage, 9/3/2008)

WXPN: World Cafe Words and Music - Jeremy Messersmith

Jeremy Messersmith performs a new batch of songs from "The Silver City" on this edition of World Cafe Words and Music from WXPN. A nod to his current Minneapolis home, Jeremy's new album of dreamy '60s pop is heavily influenced by urban-dwellers and their lives. In his session with host David Dye, Jeremy reveals his own metropolis pastime, imagining the stories of fellow passengers on the light rail, and plays a Minneapolis-inspired cover - The Replacements' "Skyway." (WXPN's World Cafe...