Vinca Minor

Vinca Minor

 Seattle, Washington, USA
BandEDMGothic

Vinca Minor is cinematic avant-pop. It's like a combination of Vangelis, Tom Waits and a dash of Depeche Mode. It's solid songwriting, ambient textures and unmistakable vocals with occasional prayers for relief.

Biography

Matt Menovcik's latest musical project, Vinca Minor, began in the summer of 2009. Originally a Detroit native, Matt now resides in Seattle. He has been releasing his music on various labels including Italy's Ghost Records, Second Shimmy, and Fish The Cat Records. His debut release for Vinca Minor, Isolation, is somewhat of a departure, focusing less on the more traditional structured approach, instead highlighting the layers of ambience that were only briefly touched upon in past releases. Menovcik has also contributed a track to the Daniel Johnston tribute record, I Killed The Monster, with his project with Kramer, ROPE, INC., which also featured Sufjan Stephens, Mike Watt, and Dot Allison among others. He has performed around the US and abroad with his band Saeta, where he is the vocalist, guitarist, and songwriter, and the now defunct Ms. Led, where he was the former bass player. Menovcik has additionally been involved in film scoring for the past several years, scoring a full-length, I Awake, as well as several shorts. He recently finished the Pacific Northwest Film Scoring Summer Intensive Program this past Summer. He has also had Saeta's song, You Fade, used in the hit Italian film Giorni e Nuvole. Vinca Minor recently released their sophomore album, Capital of Sorrow, with Second Shimmy again. Along with the release, Menovcik produced a short film of the same name to further enhance the experience of the album. Menovcik is currently supporting the release of that album as well as scoring a new full-length horror film, The Anniversary.

Lyrics

Your Arms

Written By: Matt Menovcik

I reach my hand to you
I reach my hand to you
I wish that you would take it
I wish that you could take it
Take me in your arms
I feel like I'm alone
Take me in your arms
I wish you would take me
I wish you could take me
These faces along the way
You thought you meant more to them
But no one really cares
I wish they really cared
I wish that you would take me
I wish that you could take me
(chorus)

Waves

Written By: Matt Menovcik

I put my head on this rock
I put my head on this rock to rest
I watch the waves as they come
I watch the waves as they call to me
Come here

I wish I could become
I wish I could become the waves
I listen to the waves
I listen to the waves call to me
But I can't reach the water
I just can't bring myself
I touch my hand to the waves
I just can't bring myself
To go
To go in

Discography

Isolation (2010)- CD
Distorto 7" (2011)
Capital of Sorrow (2012) - CD

Set List

intro
From Here, Eternity
Waves
Your Arms