Born on a porch in North Vancouver and raised in East Van, Mink Valley is a two-headed monster with both feet planted firmly on distortion pedals and its tongue firmly planted in its cheek.
MINK VALLEY - The Influences:
Ween, Les Savy Fav, Dinosaur Jr, Tenacious D, My Bloody Valentine, The Pixies, Cub, Velvet Underground, Ride, The Kinks, and many others.
Tanya Bennett - Bass & Vocals
Jeremy Futter - Drums, Guitar & Vocals
Fred Hartlen - Guitar, Drums & Vocals
Mink Valley, Full Length CD December 2010
- Currently playlisted on radiorockcafe.com, SFU radio Burnaby BC. RuKus Radio More to list soon.
* INDIE SPAZAZZ added to Bandabaisse compilation CD!
Minkfinity, 5 Song EP Released September 2009
Played on SFU Radio Burnaby.
Murder Inn, Mink Valley Released January 2007.
MInk Valley: The Three Headed Monster
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Hyperactive, loud, and infectious are three adjectives that best describe Fred, Tanya and Jeremy; th...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!
Interview With Mink Valley
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What plans do you guys have for the future?? Tanya: We just finished our first full-length album an...What plans do you guys have for the future??
Tanya: We just finished our first full-length album and we are about to go back into the studio this week to start recording another one. A tour is also part of the plan.
(visit link for full interview with Mink Valley)
Mink Valley is Hot
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"These guys are like one of those great minimalist paintings of a can of soup or something." And the..."These guys are like one of those great minimalist paintings of a can of soup or something." And the soup is hot, like Papa Bear's porridge!
Mink Valley at Nearly Famous Music Festival
I for one, couldn't avert my attention from this group of pop/garage-rockers. More, please!
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Reviewer's Pick Awards (garageband.com): Best Female Vocals in Indie Rock, week of 15Jan2007 Bes...Reviewer's Pick Awards (garageband.com):
Best Female Vocals in Indie Rock, week of 15Jan2007
Best Drums in Indie Rock, week of 15Jan2007
Rocking Track in Indie Rock, week of 29Jan2007
Fred on guitar:
EYE EYE EYE
LAST DANCE LOVE AFFAIR
TAKE IT FROM ME
Jeremy on guitar:
There are no upcoming dates at this time.