Vincent Minor
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Vincent Minor

Los Angeles, California, United States | INDIE | AFTRA

Los Angeles, California, United States | INDIE | AFTRA
Band Alternative Singer/Songwriter

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Nov
09
Vincent Minor @ Skylark Cafe

West Seattle, Washington, USA

West Seattle, Washington, USA

Nov
05
Vincent Minor @ Berbati's Pan

Portland, Oregon, USA

Portland, Oregon, USA

Oct
21
Vincent Minor @ The Parish

Austin, Texas, USA

Austin, Texas, USA

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“Vincent Minor — is a maverick in much the manner of Wainwright, able to compress a century of compositional genres at will. The result? A stunning debut as at home with a momentous music-hall whimsy (“Late Night Show”) as it is with twisted psychedelic balladry (the Harry Nilsson-meets-George Gershwin of “So F**ked Up”). His is a fresh, innovative voice, and anything but minor.” - Towelroad


“His self-titled full-length debut comes laden with hook-filled pop and lush yet sometimes discordant orchestration.” - Venuszine


“quick wordplay laid against simple yet amazingly catchy tunes, this album is overflowing with songs that will grab hold of your mind and refuse to let go.” - Campus Circle


“Minor’s music which strikes a harmonious balance between blithe, melodious sounds and witty and introspective lyrics…” - Time Out Chicago


“Vincent Minor has a distinctive slightly nasally voice that blends perfectly with piano parts that converse with Wurlitzer, horns, and strings.” - Daily Eargasm


“Minor’s songs are conversations” - Skope Magazine


known for his cheeky, clever lyrics, and he fuses indie pop songs with classic Tin Pan Alley for fun arrangements.” - Advocate


Discography

Self titled debut album September 21, 2010
Born In The Wrong Era May 26th 2009

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Singer/songwriter Vincent Minor, will release his self-titled debut album, September 21 on Social Science Recordings. The album fuses indie pop with classic Tin Pan Alley tunesmithery and then lights the bonfire with colorful, often discordant orchestral arrangements. Unexpected passages of strutting brass, apocalyptic strings and malfunctioning kitchen appliances bring subtlety and life to Minor's stories of danger and heartbreak.

From the fuzzed out guitars and driving beat of “Late Night Show” with it’s tale of LSD in the desert and double-dutch with Morrissey to the gorgeous “Pin Drop Silence” with its escalating piano and strings that sonically recall Bowie’s epic “Rock’n’Roll Suicide”, the album never stops evolving, surprising and mesmerizing. Humor, an unusually wry and dark variety, is also pervasive, as evidenced in tunes like “Heavy Metal Lover” which tells the tale of someone who manipulates through drugging a lover's tea with arsenic rather than dealing a kosher break-up.

Vincent Minor assembled some amazing LA area talents to round out his grand vision including producer Tom Biller (Fiona Apple, Sean Lennon, Where the Wild Things Are), keyboardist Zac Rae (Annie Lennox, My Brightest Diamond), horn player Stewart Cole (Edward Sharpe, Rachael Yamagata), and upright bassist Ed Maxwell. The result is a collection of wryly humorous and troubling tales carried by Minor's tuneful baritone and his orchestrally lush production.

To introduce this album to live audiences Vincent Minor will be embarking on a national tour this summer/fall. He will spend a week in each city and assemble an entirely new band for each show.