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When Ryan Van Slooten came up with the title for his most recent album, “Victory March”, he didn’t realize just how aptly named it would be. After only being released for a few months, it was voted “2013 Album of the Year” by PerfectDuluthDay.com, beating out such heavy hitters asLow, Charlie Parr, and Trampled By Turtles. “Honestly, I was really surprised, and humbled, when I made the top 6. I figured that’s as far as it would go, and I was happy enough making it that far.”
Little did he know, he would defy the odds and take the honor only a week later. “There were so many great records on that list, definitely some great company to be associated with. It was a really fun experience and everyone got some exposure to their work, so that’s the real award.”
While he may have been the underdog, upon listening to “Victory March”, it should come as no surprise that people took notice. This being his third album, Van Slooten has shown steady growth as an artist, and has clearly defined himself as an emerging talent.