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Pop: Pop/Rock Pop: Psychedelic Pop Pop: Garage Pop Moods: Mood: Fun Moods: Type: Lo-Fi

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The Minders

The indie pop group, The Minders, was formed in Denver, Colorado in 1995 by Martyn Leaper and Robert Schneider (Apples in Stereo). The Minders started out as a recording project with Robert Schneider producing the first single (Build) which was released in early 1996 on the Elephant 6 imprint. The Minders quickly became a live act, with Joel Richardson on bass, Rebecca Cole (Wild Flag) on drums, and Jeff Almond on lead guitar; a follow- up single (Paper plane) was released later in 1996, and the band quickly gained popularity as a new member of the growing elephant six collective. The Minders would release four singles before delivering their first full length album (Hooray for Tuesday), in 1998 on SpinArt records.
The Minders sound has evolved over the years. From its simple garage origins, the group has grown to incorporate complex arrangements that harken back to the orchestrations of such acts as the Left Banke, and the Zombies, and even though the Minders music is greatly reflective of Sixties pop music, the band has continued to evolve. Since 1998, the Minders have released six more records, each of which tackled different styles in pop and new wave.
The Minders new album “Into the River” (October 2015 release on Space Cassette records) Recorded at Jackpot! Studios and Produced by, Larry Crane (Elliot Smith, M.Ward, Go- Betweens and countless others) is a return to form after an 8 year absence. Their new single, “It’s Gonna Breakout” is a bold lush statement laden with hooks and offers up a taste of things to come from an album that promises to be their best release yet.

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