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Author of Addiction - LP (June 2004)
The Xenocide - EP (February 2005)
Live from Dead Moines - DVD (December 2005)
Live from Dead Moines - LP (February 2006)
Espial - LP (March 2006)
Razing the Sun - LP (July 2006)
The Meaning of the Word Love (2007)
This Moment or the Lack Thereof (2008) -double disc-
Homegrown and Uncured, Live from Iowa the DVD (2008)


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A person who listens to Mindrite will be inspired to ask where such an eclectic, inspiring and sophisticated sound could possibly have been born. The answer is rather ironic in the eyes of a person with preconceived notions about the prototypical origins of big city bands. Mindrite's sound was born rather in the antithesis of the norm... a small, conservative, God-fearing farming town in Iowa called Indianola.
Mindrite accidentally began during the March of 2003 in a residential basement in Indianola. Current Mindrite drummer, Donnie Mengwasser, had recently parted ways as a vocalist with his former rap-metal band and capriciously decided to pick up drums. It turned out his aptitude for rhythm was uncanny.
Donnie was drumming at a house party one night when a random guest named Blake Brennan picked up a guitar and started playing along. Unbeknownst to anyone, this would become the first song Mindrite ever wrote.
Current voice for Mindrite, Spencer Fenimore, had only been on stage in his dreams prior to this most fortuitous meeting. Spencer was always known for his charisma and wit, but was the most unlikely candidate for the vocalist of a rock band. Nevertheless, Spencer asked Donnie if he could write vocals to a song that Donnie and Blake had recently composed. Not thinking much about it, Donnie concurred and gave Spencer a rough recording of the song.
Three years later Donnie, Spencer, Blake, bass player Brice Gill, and rhythm guitarist Jayson Kempf stood in a circle in the greenroom of the House of Bricks in Des Moines, Iowa with their eyes closed listening to the roar in the next room. 300 crazed Mindrite fans were chanting their name in strident, convicted litany eager to experience what fans have called the "high" of a live Mindrite performance.
Mindrite took the stage and the cheer was deafening. It was March 24th, 2006. Mindrite was officially retiring their old element, getting ready to transcend into yet another dimension of their career and music. This summer Mindrite will be releasing their very highly anticipated conceptual full-length album called "Razing the Sun."
Touring the Midwest, receiving stellar reviews at every show they play from press and fans alike; Mindrite has conquered their territory and has become a formidable powerhouse to be reckoned with in an unprecedented amount of time. Mindrite is now on cruise control and will continue moving up through the ranks at unstoppable speeds. With five young, ambitious, highly creative and talented musicians and a prolific ability to propagate groundbreaking music, Mindrite should be scrutinized closely. They have the sound, the look, the message, the music, the depth, the albums and live performance to back up their claims to excellence. Don't miss your opportunity to become a stockholder of the fastest growing stock in the world of rock today; Mindrite.