Over the course of a year and a half, MiniBoone has made Brooklyn their own personal protectorate, decimating human audiences while twisting melodies and swinging instruments wildly above their heads. With three rotating front-men and a rhythm section made of angry rotating swords, they channel the mechanical abandon of Devo while evoking the lyrical resonance and emotional power of Springsteen.
The distinctive brand of American-strange rock and roll formed from this mixture may be at odds with the prevailing lo-fi strains emanating from New York City these days, but it has won them converts of everyone from the Village Voice to NPR. Since January 2010’s Big Changes EP (Drug Front Records), The L Magazine bestowed upon them the prestigious title of one of the “8 NYC Bands You Need to Hear” in April, and the video for their can-you-be-in-a-hardcore-band-
Now MiniBoone is adding more fuel to the fire with a new 7” record to be released on Drug Front Records by the end of this year. The record includes “The Other Summer,” an exhaustingly frenetic Andrew W.K. “hiding on the backstreets” opus, and ”Fight Song,” an immaculate specimen of fractured pop glory. Concert goers will be able to preview these new songs when the band returns to stages across New York City during CMJ and points north and south of the city soon after.
As the world’s youth continue to define their existence against the ideas of love and confusion, MiniBoone hope to provide a suitable soundtrack.
On MiniBoone Mountain is another proud notch in the NYC quintet’s belt, another batch of ingredients in their witches’ brew of caffeinated, unabashedly-delivered power pop. These four songs take the framework laid out on January 2010’s Big Changes EP and March 2011’s The Other Summer/Fight Song 7” and stretch the definition of MiniBoone even further. “Brand New Thing” is a prime demonstration of the band’s frantic energy, replete with galloping layers of drums and bass, explosions of guitar noise, and tripled-teamed vocals.
Like the rest of On MiniBoone Mountain, “Brand New Thing” has been perfected on the live stage, which they’ve recently shared with artists ranging from Real Estate to Art Brut to The B-52’s. Their wide-eyed energy and enthusiasm towards the live performance garnered them an invitation to perform twice at last summer’s Bonnaroo, as well as loving nods from NPR, Village Voice, and L Magazine. This is a band that wants you to smile, wants you to dance, wants you to have fun.
MiniBoone will be celebrating the release of On MiniBoone Mountain with CMJ performances October 18th through 22nd, and a residency at Pianos for three Thursdays in November. Stay tuned tohttp://miniboone.com for incoming details.