Do you know how rad Boise, Idaho has become lately? No? Boise is the new Los Angeles. Not even shitting you. This change in status is due primarily to the Treefort Music Fest. See show details to the right because MINѺT would sooner wear Korn-rows than miss this epic Treefort showcase with Gaytheist.
By the way, no big deal, but
OMFG. MINѺT IS RELEASING A NEW FULL-LENGTH LP ON JULY, 2014! This shit sounds nuts and looks nuts, so it must be bananas. We are so very happy to have the support of both The Mylene Sheath and Golden Antenna. This means EU and USA tours are in the works for Fall 2014. EQUAL / OPPOSITE will be available on gorgeous colored 12” vinyl LP, typical boring CD, or smashy mp3 download. 2014: The Year MINѺT Went Broke.
Once again, half-measures will avail us something. We’re hitting the road for a week, which, I suppose, would be as easy as study hall for a band of ass-marauders like Attack! Attack!, but for a band of distinguished older steeds like MINѺT, it’s a fucking miracle. See dates to the right. B.T. is making tour posters, which will no doubt silk-screened in the back of S.C.’s car on the way to the show… but they’ll look top-notch, I’m sure. We’re fortunate to be playing with a bunch of bands who practice, so chances are good that they will know what they’re doing and make our name look way better on the poster. They’ll also make the members of MINѺT look really good when we rush up onto stage during their sets with faux-modesty and frivolous lingering in order to bring the drummer a vodka gimlet or erect a downed mic stand that no one uses, because who would use a mic? Speaking of, this guy uses microphones. He sets them at a certain attitude to and distance from our instruments and somehow makes release-quality recordings. We will spend 4 glorious days with him and we cannot wait to feel his warm embrace and his auburn chest hair.
Sometimes I sit and listen to “post-rock” on youtube or pandora or whatever, trying to figure out what it is. I have this feeling that it’s designed to make me “feel” something… like either despondent over the futility of feet… or exultant because some benevolent spirit inspired me to make a short film about my brother. Most of it just makes me tired; mental fatigue from hearing the same Fender Twin Reverb-soaked earnestness over and over for 15 years. Anyway, I can’t promise that MINѺT is not somehow part of that steaming morass, but I can promise that we 1.) are not at all earnest, 2.) are rarely impressed with our own ideas, and 3.) do not seek a co-publishing deal so that our music can be in TV commercials for adulthood.
We’re hitting the road. Come get weird & jittery with us See dates immediately to the right. In the meantime, just put on some Psy and be glad this is not the soundtrack to your life.