mina may

mina may


transe songs, psychedelic feelings and lots of energy


Mina May was formed in 2000 in Southern France
Their first album was released in April 2008 by newborn label Le Jardin Collectif from Grenoble, France.

It was recorded and produced by Sebastien Lehec aka El Produço at Le Châlet Studio in Bordeaux and His Brain studio in Paris.
It was mastered by Kramer (best known for his work with Dot Allison, Low, Daniel Johnston, Urge Overkill, Robert Wyatt or Galaxie 500) in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.

The band toured around France in April 2008 (see gig dates attached) before recording new material in August of the same year.
These new tracks will be released in France as a 7-track EP entitled ‘Skylarking’ in September 2009 by Paris-based label Silverstation (Wendy Code, Molloy) when the band fly back from a year long ‘vacation’ in Montreal.
While in Montreal, they’ve been busy mixing said tracks (recorded by Emmanuel Bonn at La Resse in France and mixed by Emmanuel Bonn with Mina May in Montreal) and playing gigs.
The EP was mastered in Montreal by Harris Newman (greymarket mastering.com) who had mastered albums by the likes of Arcade Fire, Moriarty, Wolf Parade, Silver Mt. Zion in the past.
The band’s adventure in North America is also the subject of a documentary being shot by French journalist Emmanuel Raoul, who has worked for French news channel LCI for 5 years.
The film is produced by Watizdat production.


self-titled "mina may" LP released on "Le Jardin Collectif", spring 2008.

"skylarking ep" , released on "Silverstation records", june 09 (for Canada), september for France and Europe.

Set List

11 original compositions and 2 covers :
"by this river " from Brian Eno's "before and after science"

"chords of fame", basically composed by P. Ox