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Semisonic to Release Two New Singles; Complete Musical Trilogy

Semisonic rehearsing their new singles

Minneapolis, MN – Rock band and 1990s one-hit-wonder Semisonic has finally been able to complete the musical trilogy they originally started with “Closing Time” by announcing the release of two new singles. The new songs, “Opening Time” and “Lunch Time,” are prequels to their previous hit and are intended to complete the day in the bar that Dan Wilson, lead singer and principal songwriter of Semisonic, set out to bring to life for the listeners. “At the release of our 1998 album, “Closing Time” was the most complete track of the trilogy. I didn’t want to release it before the other two, but I’m glad we did; it was a big hit for us!” Wilson said. “If it didn’t hurt George Lucas to release prequels, then how can it hurt us?” The new songs, which share the same melody as “Closing Time,” explain the importance of arriving on time, making sure the workplace is neat and tidy, enjoying a hearty meal, and returning to work within one hour of leaving for lunch.

The Shallot Exclusive: Wilson shared the opening verse of each song with us before they’re released to the public!
“Opening Time”
Opening time – Unlock the doors and head on in to work
Opening time – Turn all of the lights on so you can be productive
Opening time – Begin to inventory the alcohol so you can serve whiskey or beer
Opening time – You just got to work so your only choice is to stay here

“Lunch Time”
Lunch time – Head on out the door and go get a sandwich
Lunch time – You don’t like Subway so go get a Quizno’s sub
Lunch time – Its lunch, so it’s frowned upon to have whiskey or beer
Lunch time – You get to leave for one hour and then its straight back here


Band Fuel Really Good, According to Local Man

Madison, WI – After a weekend spent sitting on the couch, eating Cheetos, and browsing Youtube, local man Chris Doersen has become a fan of the band Fuel.  “You know, I heard them on the radio Friday and decided to look them up on Youtube to see some live performances.  I gotta tell ya, they really rock.”

Fuel, not rocking

Chris said that he hadn’t branched out past their three well known hits (Hemorrhage, Shimmer, and Falls on Me), but that he also doesn’t need or want to.  “There are so many live performances online that each one sounds new.  These are so good that I don’t want to take a chance listening to another song. ”  Reading a few articles on Wikipedia also brought him up to date on the band’s history.  “Did you know that they broke up?  Seems like the lead singer may have had throat problems.  Cool thing is that Brett (Scallions, lead singer) formed a new band with the bassist called Re-Fueled.  That’s clever!  These guys are fucking rocking!”  As of press time, Chris had started repeatedly watching videos of Tonic playing “If You Could Only See.”

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