Taut New York five-piece MiniBoone are an enchanting mesh of old-school energy and new-school melody. The band mixes the dervish energy of ’78-era post-punk with the super-hooks of modern indie-pop – think Buildings And Food-era Talking Heads if David Byrne could travel back in time and tell himself about Arcade Fire.” – The Village Voice
“Joyous power-pop with unpredictable twists and turns… With guitar feedback, jerky rhythms and catchy hooks, these songs can get stuck in your head for days on end.” – NPR All Songs Considered
Ernest Jenning Record Co. is excited to release the video for Miniboone’s “I Could, I Could,” off their self-titled debut album, out September 10th. Death + Taxes premiered the video, while praising their debut as “constantly [feeling] curious, exploring musical spaces and styles in each track with a striking agility.” “I Could, I Could,” directed by Pat Breen, is available for viewing and embed HERE. Miniboone is also touring this summer, including an album release party on September 6th at New York’s Mercury Lounge. Full tour dates are below.
Since their first appearance in 2008, Miniboone have shared stages with acts as diverse and acclaimed as the B-52s, Art Brut, and Real Estate, and brought their witches’ brew of caffeinated, unabashedly-delivered power pop to audiences at festivals such as Bonnaroo, South By Southwest, CMJ and NXNE.
After two EPs and one 7″ comes the first full-length, covering the fertile crescent of stylistic ground between Squeezey brain-pop and Queeny big-sounds while, if you listen close enough, telling the classic story of friends trying to find their place in a rapidly changing urban environment that wants nothing more than to co-opt them, confuse them into adulthood, jerk them around from desk job to spineless desk job, and scare them straight with tales of unfulfilled dreams and missed chances. They recorded the album over the course of a year at Serious Business studios in Manhattan with producer Travis Harrison (Lifeguards, Homosexuals) and the result is equal parts proto-punk rave up (“The Superposition of Human Affection”), harmony basted slow burn (“Magic Eye”), and Hall-and-Oates-spectrum smooth-rock (“Baby, I Hope So”).
Miniboone tour dates:
8/22 Philadelphia, PA Milk Boy w/ Butcher Boy
8/23 Lynchburg, VA Rivermont Pizza
8/24 Norfolk, VA Jewish Mother w/ DJP & MrT
8/25 Arlington, VA Galaxy Hut w/ North Country
9/6 New York, NY Mercury Lounge Record Release show w/ Pretty & Nice and Miracles of Modern Science