Episode 5: Underlined Passages, Jamie Campbell, Fairmont, etti/etta, The Duke Of Norfolk,Tri-State, Pixl-Visionary& Young Legs
Pet Sounds Turns 50! Our Special Tribute
w/ The Duke Of Norfolk, Cropduster, The One & Nines, Fairmont
and The Multi-Purpose Solution http://tinyurl.com/m4rpodcast6
Back Catalog Day!
w/ Depression State Troopers, Shane Vidaurri, Fawn And Rabbit,
The Maravines, Sink Tapes, Fairmont, Cropduster, Zach Uncles & More http://tinyurl.com/m4rpodcast7
UPDATE 5/17/16 Some special local shows are coming up, come out to The Citizen on 6/24 to see Head Cheerleader w/ Fairmont, The Bitter Chills
and coming this fall a super secret giant Mint 400 event!!!
UPDATE 4/15/16 Sorry about the lack of news updates, we kind of use Twitter for that now. However I will mention we signed some new bands including: The Clydes, Pixl-Visionary, etti/etta, Onward Chariots/ Ancient Babies and we have a few more signings in the works. Keep an eye on our Twitter account and coming every week we are going to post a Free podcast here so you can hear everything that is happening with us.
UPDATE 5/27/15 Hi, we've been super busy with lots of cool stuff.
First off stephaniesid
http://sid.stephaniesid.com Check them out, on tour this summer, they will be in our neck of the woods on August 13th at Rockwood Music Hall, NYC
They have a single "Did You Say" out now and on 6/9 their amazing full length "Excavator" will be available everywhere MP3's are sold and you can get a CD directly from the band at a show or via their bandcamp page. You can pre-order now!
Also we want to welcome to the label from Maine, WORRIED WELL These guys will have a single available in July from us and LP in September. Meanwhile if you catch them at a show you can buy their vinyl or CD in advance of it's official release. They as well are selling them via the bands bandcamp site.
Out now is Young Legs Promise of Winter LP, I just want to thank Michael Ambrose of Les Trois Chaud for introducing me to Young Legs. Michael is the graphic designer responsible for their photography and album cover. michaelambrose.tumblr.com/
Les Trois Chaud are also responsible for turning us onto the band Sink Tapes. These guys have the best taste in music so check out their release from a few years back Songs of Home.
THIS FALL! LIVE COMPILATION
We have been hard at work recoding live acoustic and semi-acoustic sessions from a bunch of our bands. The tracks as well as some live videos will be available this fall from Mint 400. Look for music from Jack Skuller, Underlined Passages, Sink Tapes, Fairmont, Netorare Fan Club, stephaniesid, The Duke of Norfolk and more!
And finally YES SUNSHINE, our UK rockers have a new single out "NO NO NO" check out the video on our front page.
We have been super busy in the last few months, here's what we have been up to:
FIRST THE CONGRATULATIONS:
Our first comedy signing JAMIE CAMPBELL was the #1 selling comedy album on Amazzon.com with his release "Tell Me You're Proud Of Me." We're Proud of you. SINK TAPES reached spot #168 on the CMJ sharts with their LP Creases. Congrats guys!!!
: Mint 400 Records Presents 1967 FREE
This compilation features our artists covering songs from one
of the most influential years of music ever. It's totally FREE
no sign ups or anything, you just have to download and enjoy.
NEW MUSIC FROM:
The One & Nines, Jack Skuller, Fairmont, Fawn & Rabbit
Murzik, Tri-State, The Maravines, Netorare Fan Club
The Duke of Norfolk, Moscow Centre, & Zach Uncles
We also want to mention that we partnered up with an amazing NJ label called Sniffling Indie Kids. Their releases are going to be available everywhere that you can find Mint 400 Records material. So every MP3 outlet as well as on streaming services like Spotify. For certain releases like SINK TAPES- Creases you will be able to buy the physical CD copy right from the Sniffling Indie Kids Website. http://www.snifflingindiekids.com
Check out one of their newest releases from NGHTCRWLRS:
Also don't forget to check out some of their amazing roster like Lake Effect, Holy City Zoo, France, Dollys, All Sensory Void & more.
Think of them as our younger brother who is more vivacious and punky. We look forward to partnering up with them for some cool live events!
We also some amazing new Mint 400 bands that finally have releases available in April:
NETORARE FAN CLUB | Make Believe LP
Also thank you so much to The Parkside Lounge for letting us throw our annual Mint 400 Records Showcase. We had a blast and we got to see some of our new bands in action for the first time.
Everyone played amazing sets!
UPDATE 2/2 Sorry that it's been so long since an update. We have been working very hard on lots of new stuff:
Sink Tapes is ripping up the radio charts with their newest release "Creases" which is available digitally through Mint 400 and also on CD through our friends Sniffling Indie Kids. Don't forget you can also get many of their previous releases on cassette and vinyl. Visit them at www.sinktapes.com for more info.
Jack Skuller recently appeared in Seventeen Magazine and he has great videos for both songs from his Can You See Me/ Hard To Want Single Can You See Me | Hard To Want
The Maravines release their second full length of 2014 "Distelfink" and it's hard to imagine but it's even better then their debut. Read about here
NJ Indie Rock Staples, Fairmont return with their 8th studio album "8 1/2" due out on 3/3 VIDEO. Shane-Michael Vidaurri, acclaimed comics author of "Iron" returns to Mint 400 with his first solo album "The Cat Man Is Sad" available on 2/17. Guitarist extraordinaire Zach Uncles will be releasing new material soon but in the meantime offers up the best of what he has done with The Mosquitos, available now -"The Very Best Of Zach Uncles With The Mosquitos".
We are very proud of our newest UK import YES SUNSHINE who have been catching the attention of many people including NME magazine being cited as a band to keep your eyes on. They also sold out their single release show on 2/13 in Coventry!!! You need to see this now before everyone you know is telling you about them!! VIDEO The follow up single TBA soon!
Also don't forget Jamie Campbell our Chicago comic and host of "Talk Hard" has his debut album "Tell Me You're Proud Of Me" out on 3/10 and will be launching a full US tour. Catch him when he comes to your town! More Info here: http://www.jamiecampbellcomedy.com
Check out a quick piece here: VIDEO
WELCOME TO THE LABEL JAMIE CAMPBELL! We are very pleased to announce the very first comedian that
Mint 400 Records will be working with
Jamie Campbell from Chicago http://www.jamiecampbellcomedy.com Check out some of his videos and his podcast "Talk Hard"
Expect his debut release early next year!
Lot's of great stuff is going on right now, currently being spun on college radio:
Mint 400 Records Presents Patchwork
The Maravines - Missing Parts Single
Netorare Fan Club - Go To Sleep Single
Poppy's Field - Doll Face EP
Transformed: A Tribute To Lou Reed (FREE- CLICK HERE)
Sink Tapes - You Sulk When You Sleep Single
& Coming Next Week Jack Skuller's New Single "Can You See Me"
11/4 Adds to College Radio and look for a NEW VIDEO also
" One listen to the single, and I was impressed." - powerpopaholic.com
MINT 400 is pleased to announce in addition to the five new bands you met in June, we have added 3 New Artists and 1 you already know:
Let's start with Hoboken's NETORARE FAN CLUB, an amazing indie pop band that is like a mixture of The Smiths, The Cure, Belle & Sebastin and like a billion other awesome pop influences, expect a the single out soon "Go To Sleep" followed by a full length later this fall:
Next joinging us are our friends Tri-State, awesome good old indie rock with lots of 90's influence. Tri-State appear on our fall compilation "Patchwork" and we look forward to more in the future. You can follow them on Twitter https://twitter.com/TriStateTheBand
Another old friend joins us with his first solo album, Joe Stroll formerly of The States is currently tracking his debut for his project FUTURE FIRES. Although we have no samples for you yet, you can check out Joe playing drums in his former band here:
And finally one of our favorites Shane Vidaurri, comic book author of Iron, has started performing solo without his band The Ashes and the result is an amazing full length coming to you later this fall, but in the meant time enjoy this live track. You can also follow him on his blog: http://smvidaurri.blogspot.com
More to come on all these artists and more!
We are also currently working on a little Lou Reed tribute which will be a free download and includes covers on his biggest hits from the album Transformer and an original song by Sink Tapes titled "Lou is Cooler Than You".
Rave On! Teen rocker takes the (Buddy) Holly Prize
Jack Skuller receives esteemed award from the Songwriters Hall of Fame Jack Skuller is the 2014 recipient of the Holly Prize, an award made possible by the Songwriters Hall of Fame and Songmasters as a tribute to the legacy of Buddy Holly, a Hall of Fame inductee. Skuller says, "Buddy Holly left such a huge mark on everything I know about music and I am beyond honored and thrilled to receive such a prestigious award."
Expect to hear a ton of new music soon when Mint 400
Records releases "Patchwork" a compilation of close to 20
previously unreleased songs. September 2014
We are pleased to announce we have signed NJ songwriter JACK SKULLER
OUT ON 6/24 Tell Me Yor Heart EP
The EP features bassist Jeremy Chatzky (Ronnie Spector, Bruce Springsteen) and Nada Surf drummer Ira Elliot. American Songwriter Magazine called it "analog, vintage, and cool, but with a sincerity missing from a lot of the ironic throwback recordings of the hipster sphere." The Single Tell Me Your Heart will as well appear on Mint 400 Records Compilation "Patchwork".
In November, Mint 400 Records will release a double A-sided single by Skuller produced by GRAMMY nominated Joel Hamilton (Pretty Lights, Black Keys, Tom Waits).
ALSO OUT ON 6/3 Sink Tapes
Mattress Cowboys EP & Please Touch LP
You can now own the enitre Sink Tapes Discography
all from Mint 400 Records
Everywhere MP3's are sold and streaming on Spotify
OUT ON 5/6 Sink Tapes | Touchdown Buffalo
Everywhere MP3's are sold and streaming on Spotify
New Signing- YES SUNSHINE
Great Indie Rock from England, Check them out here:
They will be on our Newst comp with their track "Ride" and
we will have a brand new EP this fall!
MINT 400 RECORDS Presents
A comp of previously unreleased from Mint 400
Artists and friends featuring:
The One & Nines, The Duke Of Norfolk, Fairmont,
Ted Dancin!, Tri-State, Cropduster, The MPS,
The Mai 68's and many more!
COMING SEPTEMBER 2014
FAWN AND RABBIT
THE DEBUT EP APRIL 1ST
EVERYWHERE MP3'S ARE SOLD AND
STREAMING ON SPOTIFY
Listen to the single "We Own the World (Today and Tomorrow)"
COMING OUT TOMORROW 2/25
THE MARAVINES | Self Titled Debit
Mellow indie in the vein of The Smiths, Nada Surf, The Shins, Rogue Wave. Delicate folk songs that instantly feel like indie classics.
Available Everywhere MP3's Are Sold & Streaming on Spotify
NEW SIGNING: FAWN & RABBIT Maryland's Fawn & Rabbit have joined the Mint 400 Roster
Here iswhat folks are saying about their last EP: "Even though Morgan and bandmate Vince Paska recorded The Long Trail That Leads Nowhere in Morgan's bedroom and with hardly any resources (Morgan only had a bass drum, a snare drum that he had to borrow from two friends, one 50 dollar acoustic guitar, and no recording experience) he ended up making an EP that sounds like a genuine combination of the Beatles later works, Bob Dylan's darkest songs, and even a little bit of Led Zeppelin. In his bedroom, Morgan and Paska produced an album that easily combines the sounds, lyrical themes, and atmospheres of three of the greatest and most influential artists of any generation. " muzikdizcovery.com | Blair Chopin
Check out more info here: http://fawnandrabbit.com and expect
to hear great things in the future about this amazing band!
COMING OUT TOMORROW 2/11
THE SHELTERS | Penny Gaff
Amazing raw punky indie from Canada by former Bombs
frontman Tommy Preisler!!!
Available Everywhere MP3's Are Sold & Streaming on Spotify
Mint 400 Records is proud to announce the signing of The Maravines from Northern New Jersey. Their debut album "The Maravines" will be available everywhere MP3's are sold and streaming on Spotify, February 25th, 2014. For a short time you can buy a physical copy of the record directly from the bands bandcamp page.