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The Girl from Oklahoma

The Minders  second single from their forthcoming album. Recorded at Jackpot Studios -engineered by Larry crane. Mixed at the beginning of August at Blue Rooms Studios by Mike Coykendall. “The Girl from Oklahoma” is a nod to traditional country story -telling songs such as ,"”By the Time I get to Phoenix"” (written by Jimmy Webb) performed by Glenn Campbell, or “"Little Green Apples"” by Roger Miller. This is a song that some of you will already know in your hearts. Time to sing along to the chorus. 

The Minders, “Let’s Go Driving!."

 Three years on from their 2016 release, “Into the River.” Portland, Oregon based Indie-Pop band, The Minders, are back with what promises to be a summer hit. “Let’s Go Driving!”, (inspired by bubblegum gems of the distant past), was engineered at the Space Cassette Records home studio and Mike Coykendall’s Blue Rooms. “Let’s Go Driving!” is the first Minder’s recording session on analog tape in over a decade. The last time the band recorded this way was for the “Bright Guilty World” sessions in 2005.  The subsequent sound of the recording is reminiscent of much earlier work – something that the band recently explored with last year’s reissue of “Hooray for Tuesday”.

So, sit back at home, or climb into the car and drive along to The Minders latest nugget of love: “Let’s Go Driving!”

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“Into The River” (September 2016 release on Space Cassette records) was recorded at Jackpot! Recording Studio in Portland, Oregon and Produced by Larry Crane (Elliott Smith, M.Ward,  Go- Betweens and countless others) is a return to form after an 8 year absence.  The first single, “It’s Gonna Breakout” (7" available to purchase in our store) is a bold, lush statement, laden with hooks and offers up a taste of the bands 10th release.

hooray  for  tuesday 20th Anniversary Vinyl

VINYL RELEASE

The Minders celebrate the 20th anniversary of their 1998 release, "Hooray for Tuesday," their debut LP.

 

This obscure Indie pop gem produced and engineered by, Robert Schneider, (Pet Sounds studio impresario: Apples in Stereo, Neutral Milk Hotel, Beulah) has been reissued on vinyl with gate fold jacket, featuring: bonus tracks,including a 2018 version  of the title track, "Hooray for Tuesday," the original demo recording from 1996 and rare photos of the band and recording sessions.

This collection of pop songs from the Minders serves as a lasting testament to their skillful pop sensibilities. Pick up a copy of this Elephant Six classic from the late 1990s. The pop recordings have withstood the test of time and are as catchy as the day were captured on wax.

Press:

The Portland Mercury

Believer Magazine

bass, Rebecca Cole (Wild Flag) on drums, and Jeff

Almond on lead guitar; a follow- up single (Paper plane) was released later in 1996, where 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 heady days of 1960's and 70's baroque pop music. Since 1998, the Minders have resided in Portland, Oregon and have released six records, each of which has tackled different styles in pop and new wave.

 

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The indie pop group, The Minders, was formed in Denver, Colorado in 1995 by Martyn Leaper and Robert Schneider (Apples in Stereo). The band 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

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