Mind Vice

Mind Vice

 Seattle, Washington, USA
BandRockFunk

Specializing in head-banging and ass-shaking grooves.

Biography

Their mission is simple: to make music that inspires involuntary and uncontrollable head-banging and ass-shaking. Mind Vice strives to create a unique fusion of musical styles that they’ve dubbed “sludge-funk”...but at its heart, Mind Vice is a rock ‘n roll band. 

Some Buzz on the Sound:

"[Consumer Nation] goes all over the place from hard prog-rock feel to a classic rock presentation. Well done from the instrumentalists, particularly bass and guitar. It's rare to find a band with an amalgamation of styles pull off something like this. Soulful, powerful, and vibrant. Well done." DGrant Smith

"When I listened to the album [Pale Males] flashes of The Doors swirled in my head...I thought, here was a glimpse of what Jim Morrison could have been if he had lived."  -Ripplemusic, Paperblog.com

"Wicked walking and thumping bass lines...screams for big live performances and dancing with that cute blonde in the audience hoping for more." -Stoner Hive

“'Consumer Nation' is that quasi-rarity in the rock world, a song that lets the bass get funky...brisk, sharp beats...I like it. A lot." -Life in the Vinyl Lane

"Something highly soulful and equally exciting. It tickles the heart, set the blood on fire and gives hope once more for something magical on the horizon." -Stoner Hive

Mind Vice in 2015:

Riding the excitement of their performance at Nadamucho.com’s Durge Fest 2014 for a packed house at Seattle’s Sunset Tavern, and a successful Kickstarter campaign for their first music video, Mind Vice is starting 2015 with:

  • Jan 30 - Headlining show @ the High Dive to promote new single
  • Feb 10 - Released "Consumer Nation," produced by Matt Bayles (Minus the Bear, Mastodon, The Sword)
  • Mar 25 - Music Video Release Show @ The Crocodile Back Bar
  • Apr 26 - Hempfest Tryouts @ Cultura Events Center, Tacoma, WA
  • May 16 - KXSU Stage @ Seattle University's Quadstock Music Festival 
  • May 23 - Show @ the High Dive with Devils Hunt Me Down, After Nations, and Johndus Beckman
  • Jun 13 - 2015 Toyota Rock 'n' Roll Marathon @ Dexter & Mercer Stage (10am)
  • Jun 26 - Mind Vice & The Valley @ Substation, Seattle, WA
  • Jul 10 - Mind Vice & Fire the Animal (LA) @ Random Howse, Orcas Island, WA
  • Jul 12 - Mind Vice, Fire the Animal (LA) @ Tony V's Garage, Everett, WA
  • Jul  25 - Headliner: West Seattle Rock Party Day 2
  • Aug 1 - Orcas Island Music Festival Fundraiser
  • Aug 14 - Seattle Hempfest @2pm Peter McWilliams Stage
  • Oct 9 - Show @ Cabin Tavern, Bellingham, WA
  • Oct 10 - Private Event
  • Oct 23 - Show @ Foggy Notion, Portland, OR
  • Oct 31 - "Come As You Aren't" @ Skylark Café, Seattle, WA
  • Nov 6 -  NLS & Mind Vice @ Substation, Seattle, WA
Fans can expect Mind Vice’s signature high-energy stage presence, which according to bassist Ian Sides "bears a slight resemblance to escaped chimpanzees.” 

A Brief History:

Bassist Ian Sides, drummer Miles Hubbard, and guitarist Michael Knapp have been active as Mind Vice in Seattle since 2011. Vocalist Walter O’Toole joined in June, 2012.

Releases:
  • Consumer Nation (Single) 2015 - Produced by Matt Bayles (Mastodon, Minus the Bear, The Sword)
  • Set This Thing in Motion (EP) 2013 - Produced by Conrad Uno (Presidents of the United States of America, Mudhoney, The Supersuckers)
  • Thunder (Single) 2013
  • Pale Males (LP) 2012

Lyrics

Consumer Nation

Written By: Walter O'Toole,Ian Sides,Michael Knapp,Miles Hubbard

Gather 'round girls and boys
This is America make some noise
The Profit's calling get out there and hustle child
Predator or prey is your choice
You wanna fist full of money
Then it's time to go hunting
yeah Consumer nation consumer nation
This is how you play the game
Consumer nation consumer nation
This is how you play
Supply demands vampires
We suck 'em dry and get higher
My lips are red yes I am addicted
Conflicted in my desires
I know the world ain't right
But I have a cannibal's appetite oh yeah
Consumer nation consumer nation
Everybody wants a slice
Consumer nation consumer nation
You better eat the whole damn pie
Consumer nation consumer nation
Eat everything you can find
Consumer nation consume
Even the sorrows of your own kind
Whoa whoa oh whoa oh
The world ain't right
Whoa oh whoa oh
But I won't get left behind
Whoa oh whoa oh
The world ain't right
Whoa oh whoa oh
It's all for the taking
Oo yeah Ask and you shall receive
Stretch your mouth wide and feed uh huh
Ask and you shall receive whoa oh yeah
Ask and you shall receive yeah
Consumer nation consumer nation
Open up your mouth and feed on the nation
Consumer nation consumer nation
Your brothers and your sisters bleed consumer nation
Consumer nation consumer nation
Open up your mouth real wide 'round the nation
Consumer nation consumer nation
Your brothers and your sisters die
Consumer nation consumer nation
Is this why we are a beautiful nation
Consumer nation consumer nation
Is this why we are a beautiful nation
Consumer nation consumer nation
Is this why we are a beautiful nation
Consumer nation enough bulls**t
We've gone and made it ugly

Discography

Consumer Nation, 2015 (May 10th Release)
Produced by Matt Bayles
Tracks:

  1. Consumer Nation
  2. The Profit
Set This Thing In Motion, 2013
Produced by Conrad Uno
Tracks:
  1. Sunrise
  2. Wild Ride
  3. Like This!
  4. Sunset
Thunder, 2013
Produced by Conrad Uno
Tracks:
  1. Thunder
Pale Males, 2012
Produced by Conrad Uno
Tracks:
  1. Lockjaw
  2. Save It
  3. Movin'
  4. Jazzy Hell
  5. Weary Blues
  6. Sweet Bitch
  7. Nein For




Set List