Thursday, September 30, 2010

Mink Valley

Hyperactive, loud, and infectious are three adjectives that best describe Fred, Tanya and Jeremy; the three headed monster known in Vancouver as Mink Valley. The three friends decided to join forces on a porch in Northern Vancouver after playing in numerous projects apart, feeling the sound they could make together would be one beautiful disaster.

Mink Valley has just completed their first LP and is already back in the studio working on the follow up. The Mink Valley LP, which can be purchased on the band's website, is full of catchy surf rock riffs ("Indiespazzazz", "Pseudo Selector", "Cockfight"), 90's indie rock nostalgia ("Defbed"), and hipster poetics. The selections from the record (that can be streamed on the music section of their site, as well as on the main BandSoup page) were undoubtedly aroused by the classic work of Dinosaur Jr., Weezer, and The Pixies-- three bands with an extreme amount of style influence on the 90's alternative movement-- but Mink Valley puts enough of their own personality into the mix to make it their very own.

Mink Valley is one of the edgiest and creative bands that I have covered on this site so far. Each song has a MV signature, but at the same time, sounds totally different than the song that preceded it. As a child of the 90's and a huge fan of all the alternative/independent music that was made during this era, the dosage of nostalgia you get from MV's jams warms me up inside. It also doesn't hurt that their bassist looks like Kennedy, the once popular MTV VJ.

Make sure to check out Mink Valley and support their fantastic debut! Click here to go to their main hub. Also, be on the look out for Mink Valley and other great BandSoup bands on the first BandSoup compilation album, which will be made available as a free download!

Click Here to Check Out "Indiespazzazz" on BandSoup!

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