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"Mines, Kid Dakota & Claw Like Things to Play 400 Bar"

Filling the bill is Mines, a relatively young band with a sunny disposition dressed in infectious, sometimes melodramatic pop that can usher in an audience partial to Sonic Youth or Rilo Kiley.

http://www.culturebully.com/kid-dakota-claw-like-things-to-play-400-bar-12052008 - www.culturebully.com

"mines - "The Anarchists are Alright""

Newer Minneapolis indie five-piece Mines popped up on my radar last month. They’ve got that perfect formula that hooks me every time: energetic post-punk with a keyboard, from Minnesota, and a mix of male and female vocals.

Catch them live next on March 26 at the Kitty Cat Klub or April 12 opening for Mt. St. Helens Vietnam Band at the 7th St. Entry. - www.switchbladecomb.com


LP-Friends Anemones (Self-released 2009)

"The Anarchists are Alright"
-streaming on http://www.switchbladecomb.com
-radio airplay on Radio K. http://www.radiok.org



John and Derek first met in 6th grade and planned to one day start a band. They began writing songs on a 4-track cassette recorder with the intention of making a go of it, but life got in the way. The tapes were put aside for a decade. One snowy, drunken evening, the tapes were dusted off and the two were inspired to finally form a band. Friends old and new were recruited and together they made mines a reality. During the spring of 2008, the members of mines started writing songs in the basement of legendary Minneapolis record store, Oarfolkjokeopus/Treehouse. That summer they were able to play their songs in venues all over the Twin Cities. After spending the rest of the year honing their sound, they brought their songs to Old Blackberry Way, where they recorded their debut album in the same famous studio used to record so many of their favorite records.
2009 saw the release of their first full-length record, Friends Anemones, along with new, higher-profile shows. Influenced by a wide range of independent music, mines continues to write and record new songs while never forgetting those dusty tapes that inspired them in the first place.