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GET YOUR MINIBEAST “FREE WILL” ALBUM + T-SHIRT!!!

The new Minibeast album “Free Will” album is now in the hands of all of our Kickstarter supporters. Thank you!!! You can get YOUR Minibeast vinyl (comes with a download card) and t-shirt using the links at right. “Free Will” bird designed by Jay Hatfield, and t-shirt design by Peter Prescott.

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FREE DOWNLOAD: Look Don’t Look

To celebrate our soon-to-be released album “Free Will”, we’re making our first album available as a FREE download. You can download Minibeast’s “Look Don’t Look” right here.

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FRIDAY, MARCH 18th: MINIBEAST LIVE IN NYC!

Minibeast will be playing LIVE THIS FRIDAY at the Cake Shop in NYC. We will be joined by Dyr Faser (Erc Boomhower and Thalia Zedek) and Platinum Vision (Matt Mottel and the boyz). You can see the Facebook event page here. Cakeshop

More Thoughts: Foundations of Minibeast’s Sounds

And the foundation grew. International (Brazil, Africa, the Mid East, sorry no Irish jigs or bagpipes), psych rock, dub and instrumental, hop hop, techno and turntablism…. techno, in particular really felt new at the time (there was always a bit of rock vs. techno war). The minimalist and reductive qualities were really attractive…. the Orb, David Holmes, Black Dog, DJ Spooky and Massive Attack are still favorites. Ironically, I was playing guitar in Kustomized at the time, which was as closet to “normal” punk influenced rock band as I have ever been in. I enjoyed my time in that group immensely. I have always planted unintended easter eggs along the way too. The Volcano Suns did Shriney and Malomondo. Kustomized did Le Geune. I even snuck one into Mission of Burma – The Mute Speaks Out. So, I guess was heading there for a long time!

Another incredibly important ingredient in the mutant stew: a disavowal of the pop music notion that music is irrelevant, or not “music” without a central personality or “voice” carrying or propelling it. The singer, lyric, story. Let me be clear. From Elvis to Dylan to Bowie to Nick Cave to Andrew Falkous (Future Of The Left) and a million more, this is a glorious and wonderful side of music listening that I would never give up. The point is that it is not the only one. There is so much music and sound that is amazing, precisely because there is no one yammering at you. No life story, no sentimental hogwashin’. The music does the talking. Pretty cool.
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THANK YOU: FREE WILL IS FUNDED!

Thank you to everyone who supported this project, especially our backers. “Free Will” is now a fully funded project and we’ve started the process of making this album a reality. Bob Weston at Chicago Mastering is currently mastering the files and United Pressing is getting ready to press the vinyl. We’ve also been working on the cover art (based on Jay Hatfield’s drawing), which you can see below. We’ll keep you posted on “Free Will” progress both on this page and on our Facebook page.

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