The Skinny: Recently back from a tour of the West Coast, San Francisco’s Minot have launched pre-order for their forthcoming debut EP, titled The Ringing Silence Between Your Ears available February 5th from The Mylene Sheath. In addition, and in support of the new release, the band has premiered a stream of their new song, “The Means Relativize The Ends,” be sure to check it out just below along with the new cover artwork.
The idea behind Minot is deceptively complex. Livid post-punk energy roils beneath a surface of cooly understated psychedelic instrumental composition. Their music is immediately familiar, yet they are a singularity in the world of post-rock. They are a bundle of contradictions: Dark, but up-tempo; heavy, but danceable; mean, but whimsical. Minot has very little to do with the ubiquitous reverb-soaked melancholy crescendo-rock; their style has been shaped by experimental bands on the fringe of rock music like Turing Machine, Laddio Bolocko, Young Widows, and Future Of The Left. These influences brought the three members to an interesting musical intersection. Minot puts experimentalism and fury back into post-rock; the expansive, but increasingly predictable genre.
The Ringing Silence Between Your Ears Track Listing:
01. The Ringing Silence Between Your Ears
02. The Means Relativize The Ends