The album is appropriately titled Law & Order.

Next month, Not Not Fun Records will unleash the first LP from a collective of Minneapolis musicians working under the name Night Court. The story goes that during an improvisational work session two years ago while camping in the woods of Wisconsin (and under the influence of some really good shit we can only imagine) the group planned to record a late night session titled “Night Court”.

Instead, they all decided it would be better to take that name completely at face value and record an album, appropriately titled Law & Order, inspired by the music from police procedural television shows. Working in single take jams the group nail that sound and explore it entirely removed from any visual context (none of the members at the time had watched a full episode of Law And Order).

If this sounds a little heady in theory, it’s a total blast in practice. They get it across best on ‘Indictment’ which glides through synth chugs, lonely echoing guitars, and wailing saxophones as eerie radio dispatches wander through the haze. Listen below.

Latest

Latest



		
	
Share Tweet

Privacy Preference Center

Required Cookies & Technologies

Some of the technologies we use are necessary for critical functions like security and site integrity, account authentication, security and privacy preferences, internal site usage and maintenance data, and to make the site work correctly for browsing and transactions.

gdpr, woocommerce_cart_hash, woocommerce_items_in_cart, _wp_wocommerce_session, sucuri_cloudproxy_uuid_*

Site Customisation

Cookies and similar technologies are used to improve your experience, to do things like:

- remember your login, general, and regional preferences
- personalize content, search, recommendations, and offers

Without these technologies, things like personalised recommendations, your account preferences, or localisation may not work correctly.

wp-settings-*

Personalised Advertising

These technologies are used for things like:

- personalised ads
- to limit how many times you see an ad
- to understand usage via Google Analytics
- to understand how you got to our web properties
- to ensure that we understand the audience and can provide relevant ads

We do this with social media, marketing, and analytics partners (who may have their own information they’ve collected). Saying no will not stop you from seeing our ads, but it may make them less relevant or more repetitive.

_ga, _gid, gat,_gads,_fbp