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.
Maserati and I go way way back to the early days of FMTM and the onset of what the kids call “post-rock” these days. But Maserati has surprised us again and again. First by re-forging their sound with the idyllic Jerry Fuchs on drums and embracing a very 70’s kraut inspired, yet no less inimitable sound. This was an exciting time for me because it opened my mind to an entirely new approach to writing music. Secondly, they surprised and inspired the bejesus out of everyone when after the sad untimely death of Jerry several years ago, Maserati decided to keep moving forward using Jerry’s spirit as their Polaris. Their two subsequent albums have been incredible.
So come to this show, which we are honored to play not only with Mas, but with our dear friends Silian Rail who have been on hiatus for a bit. This will be an important show. And youtube videos will not suffice.
And by the way, The Mylene Sheath is launching pre-orders TONIGHT (Jan 24, 2013) for Minot’s new 7” single. As always, 5-song Limited Edition Tour EPs will be available through the band. And all digital formats will be available via The Sheath/our bandcamp page minotband.bandcamp.com
This Saturday 17.Nov MINѺT and Philistines play the Hemlock in SF. What’s fucking remarkable about this show is that both bands will have MERCH with them. What’s also remarkable is that you can’t go to Neurosis. MINѺT will be slinging not only these hot limited edition 5-song Winter Tour CD-EPs with hand-screened jackets, but also super hott t-shirts. We’re auditioning for Season 11 of Project Runway, because these t-shirts really show what we’re about as a designer.
Check the facebook page for new photos of album & merch artwork and links to webstore.