Like previous BTW World Unite/Lucifer Youth Foundation, Minks comes with few details. Their MySpace says they’re a Brooklyn project, and this live video, taken from a May show at Glasslands, shows six people in their live line-up. Their website is unhelpful. Like Brooklyn’s the Drums, Minks harness a few of the best traits of gothic Brit new wave: ethereal synths, thumping, staccato basslines, overall minimal production. They don’t share the Drums’s sunny, surfy outlook, though. “Funeral Song,” for instance is 80% indecipherable, except for its chorus: “So long, summertime / Not coming back.” “Kusmi” is a different side of the band — hazy, lush, dreamy, with boy/girl harmonies shimmers of guitar and keyboard. If that live video is indication, we’ll get more of that side on their upcoming album, out sometime in September on Captured Tracks.
- Minks – “Kusmi”Download
- Minks – “Funeral Song”Download
“Funeral Song” is out on a Captured Tracks 7″ this month. That’s the cover art above. The single also has a video made up of footage from an old high-diving romance. Anyone recognize it?