Minto

Minto

 Vancouver, British Columbia, CAN
BandRockFolk

Fuzzed out, smoke filled, rock show that is way closed to damnation then salvation.

Biography

Minto is a five piece rock and roll band with a folk writing mentality from Vancouver. Hailing from all over Canada, these five friends starting making country tinged folk music about five years ago and slowly progressed into a stomping good time of a band. Their first album, “Fields and Factory Floors” was a lofi gem with some mix-tape hits. And after sonically changing it up, the band decided to record a second album with indie rock super hero, Steve Albini, in Chicago, Illinois. The result was “Lay It On Me” which is getting critical acclaim. Recently their video for "Burnt Down Train Bridge Blues" has been featured on Much Music's The Wedge.The gang gigs constantly around BC and Western Canada, and have taken their beer soaked, sweaty show on the road, coast to coast and showcased at CMW. They have had the opportunity to share the stage with a lot of amazing acts including Mini Mansions, Alberta Cross, Cotton Jones, The Parson Red Heads, The Wooden Sky and The Pack Ad. If you get a chance to see or hear them, be prepared for a fuzzed out, smoke filled, gospel show that is way closed to damnation then salvation.

Lyrics

Tonight I Lay My Head

Written By: MINTO

You take everything you want.
You take everything you need.
But what you wanted, I did not possess.

Tonight I lay my head.
Tonight I lay my head
A rock through the window,
I heard what you said,
Tonight I lay my head.

The People all said it was true.
But some people, don't tell the truth.
The place that we're going, there's no turning back,

Tonight I lay my head.
Tonight I lay my head.
A dirty black nightgown,
A dirty white bed.
Tonight I lay my head.

They tried to ask me to leave.
They tried to force me out.
I tried to go to my home,
I went to your home instead.
Tonight I lay my head.

Tonight I lay my head.
Tonight I lay my head
A two timing woman,
A one woman man.
Tonight I lay my head.

A rock through the window.
I heard what you said.

Microphone

Written By: Minto

I wish my microphone was an ice cream cone,
I'd let the fudge drip down onto my hands.
I wish this patch cord here was a licorice whip,
So I could lasso you right back to bed.

We drove all night just talking about food.
And what if we were rich and all the stupid things we'd do.

You were going back to school that fall.
You were majoring.
Third year pre law.
I put my hand up the back of you're shirt.
I cut my thumb real bad,
On your bra.

I wish my microphone was an ice cream cone,
I'd let the blood drip down onto my hands.
I wish this patch cord here was a licorice whip,
So I could lasso you right back to bed.
Now I know how the boys felt,
When they dropped the bombs,
On Japan.
They didn't want to do it,
But they need their chain of command.

New Bones

Written By: MINTO

Work you fingers to the bone.
work your fingers to the bone
Show me something I don't know.

Put these seeds in the ground.
put these seed in the ground
Show me these fields of golden brown.

Take your Mama by the hand.
Take your mama by the hand
Where you gonna put her when she's gone?

Discography

The Smokes "Fields and Factory Floors" (independant 2006)
MINTO "Lay It On Me" (Independant 2009)

Set List

Minto Chipman
Bones
Put Your Hands on the Wheel
10 Paces/Her Eyes
Microphone
Red River
Birds Eye View
Lawyers
Darlin
Fishermans Wife
Some People Gotta Learn
Werewolves (Cover)
Red River
Burnt Down Train bridge Blues
Home Away

Are sets are 20 minutes to 1 1/2 hours.