Premieres New Song "Tharsis" at Visions Magazine
Debut Album "Equal / Opposite" Out July 1st on The Mylene Sheath!
Stream "Tharsis" from MINOT exclusively @ Visions Magazine!
"If you want to get excited about instrumental music, listen to this. If you want to know what more can come from a very promising band, listen to this and whet your appetite for more in the future..." - Made of Chalk
"Minot puts experimentalism and fury back into post-rock..." - Ghettoblaster Magazine
"MINOT, whose energetic, at times playful, style proves post-rock doesn't have to be brooding or ear-splitting to evoke emotion..." - East Bay Express
In support of their upcoming debut album titled "Equal / Opposite" out July 1st on The Mylene Sheath, Bay Area psychedelic instrumental powerhouse MINOT have premiered their first new song from the new album, titled "Tharsis" streaming exclusively atVisions Magazine. In addition, the band is preparing to announce upcoming US and European fall tour dates, beginning with their European stretch of dates taking place October 10th - 25th (full tour dates coming soon).
Every time they plug in, MINOT delivers unnervingly intense instrumental rock designed to flip the dance-switch in the listeners brain with a platinum sledgehammer. MINOTs style is deceptively complex: livid post-punk energy roils beneath a surface of cooly understated psychedelic instrumental composition. Their music is immediately familiar, yet theyre a singularity in the world of post-rock. MINOT(pronounced MY-not) has very little to do with those ubiquitous reverb-soaked crescendo-rock bands; they dont borrow those sounds, nor do they dwell in melancholy themes.
They are a bundle of contradictions: dark, but up-tempo; heavy, but danceable; aggressive, but patient. Their style has been shaped by experimental bands on the fringe of rock music, like Turing Machine, The Psychic Paramount, The Paper Chase and Future Of The Left. These influences brought the three members to an interesting musical intersection. MINOT puts experimentalism and fury back into instrumental rock.
Guitarist/midi-programmer Matthew Solberg, formerly of From Monument To Masses (Dim Mak Records), began writing the music that would become MINOT shortly before FMTM broke up in 2010. He and drummer Shannon Corr had played together for years in the San Francisco Bay Area noise rock band TURKS as a rhythm section and it was that dynamic which largely defined the way they would proceed in 2011 with MINOT. Solbergs guitar playing shunted into Corrs drumming the way a bass guitar would, which allowed bassist Ben Thorne to explore a more unconventional space. Thorne had played for years in Low Red Land (Thinker Thought Records) and years later MINOT would be fortunate enough to share his skills with San Franciscos Tartufi (Southern UK), a band with whom he still plays. His basslines throttle uncannily through roots and melodies alike. Corrs drumming burns tirelessly and almost mechanically, invoking memories of Jerry Fuchs. Solberg has left most of his pretty melodic arpeggios behind, opting for jagged, biting riffs that shudder with strange effects and hummingbird-quick strumming.
MINOT move through their paces like veterans. From playing crazily energetic shows all over the West Coast in service of last years debut EP and 7", to producing their new LP with Robert Cheek at Red Room in Seattle, they are making every move count. The Mylene Sheath (Caspian, Pelican, Junius, Aeges) will release the bands first full-length LP on July 1, 2014.
* Watch the teaser video for "Equal / Opposite" here!
"Equal / Opposite" Track List:
1. Allostatic Load
3. The Left Hand of Darkness
4. The Horizon Problem
7. White Castle Doctrine
US and European Fall Tour Dates Coming Soon!
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