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Anchorage band The Modern Savage gets national shout-out from NPR

An Anchorage band is getting national attention for its latest music video.

NPR Music featured The Modern Savage's latest single "Pull Me," on All Songs TV, a blog of music videos curated by "All Songs Considered" hosts Bob Boilen and Robin Hilton.

The video, featuring dozens of Alaskans, addresses the question "How do you make love stay?"

The Modern Savage lead singer Jenni May Toro told Boilen in an email that the question presented itself in the wake of her divorce and eventually led to the song.

"As I navigated the meaning of love in this transformative moment, I leaned on the loved ones around me for guidance and support," she told Boilen. "Asking the question to my community gave me hope and developed into a deeply meaningful spiderweb of human connection."

The Modern Savage, from left: Matt Eley, David Devlin, Ivan Molesky, Jenni May Toro and John Cripps on Sunday, Sept. 28, 2014. (Bill Roth / Alaska Dispatch News)

The single comes from the band's second full-length album, "Unwilling Participants," set to come out Friday.

The Modern Savage will also host an album release party with The Super Saturated Sugar Strings on Feb. 2 at Bear Tooth Theatrepub.

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