Soul Asylum looking for someone to love in Salt Lake tonight
Published: April 11, 2013 10:14AM
Updated: April 11, 2013 10:18AM
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The Minneapolis alt-rock band Soul Asylum, which began in 1983, had one of the biggest singles of the 1990s with “Runaway Train.”

Some people may have thought the band had since disappeared, but it is still kicking.

Its 2012 album “Delayed Reaction” is the best album since the criminally under-appreciated 1995 album “Let Your Dim Light Shine.”

Long-time guitarist Dan Murohy left last year, making frontman Dave Pirner the lone founding member.

In a recent telephone interview Pirner said the band “is in a really good place right now,” with new members Michael Bland, Winston Roye and Justin Sharbono.

He said the group feels hungrier than it has for a while, and it has been booking studio time and recording a new album.

The band has released only two albums since “Candy From a Stranger” in 1998. During its Salt Lake City show, it’s likely that the band will perform songs from its multi-platinum break-through “Grave Dancers Union” album, which the band recently played in its entirety. “It was bizarre,” Pirner said. “Playing through the record has become trendy, but I had never done it. We had never performed some of those songs before.” He added: “It was a real cheap thrill to go back into the catalog with these guys.”

When • Thursday, March 11, at 8 p.m. (Tonight)
Where • The Depot, 400 W. South Temple, Salt Lake City
Tickets • $23 at SmithsTix