Michael Shuman of Mini Mansions remarked on the observe expressing We manufactured a video clip for new solitary GummyBear with our friend and comedic legend, Liam Lynch. Impressed by Saturday Evening Fever and the common video clips of the early 2000’s, we established some really serious visible eye sweet for a music that sonically preferences the exact. Pun supposed.”
Liam Lynch mentioned “I’ve known Mike Shuman for over 10 many years, by means of my perform with Queens of the Stone Age. When he questioned me if I’d do a video for Mini Mansions, I was content to do so. To me, this tune truly straddles currently being type of 70’s and 80’s at the same time. I kept coming again to this BeeGee’s experience but it was far more like a realm in between. This obtained me contemplating about the gateway doorway on the album address and possibly that was a doorway to this in-among realm. So this video clip is a collage and mish-mash of factors but they type of come jointly in their bar, disco, neon, and city lights to assistance the vibe.”
Mini Mansions will embark on U.S. tour this Spring, followed by an intensive Uk tour which includes London’s Islington Assembly Hall. The tour will function Jon Theodore of Queens of the Stone Age on drums. All dates can be uncovered below.
Mini Mansions are the form of gang whose charm lies in their particular person idiosyncrasies. A trio of associates-in-criminal offense, finest good friends and brothers in all but blood, Michael Shuman, Zach Dawes and Tyler Parkford’s unique personalities are mirrored in their third forthcoming album Guy Walks Into A Bar… The album was recorded at Barefoot Studios in Los Angeles in 2018. When all a few bandmates are occupied with other gigs (notably Dawes performs in The Last Shadow Puppets, Parkford in Arctic Monkeys and Shuman performs bass in Queens Of The Stone Age), Mini Mansions is their priority. And, for this album, Shuman relinquished his function as drummer for the 1st time. Drumming come courtesy of his QotSA bandmate Jon Theodore.
Man Walks Into A Bar… is a report that examines the variety of hip-swaying rock’n’roll you’d come across on a dive bar jukebox, it appears happily disaffected by trend, time or location, like the titular joke alone. There are a hundred unique kickers to that joke, but this time all-around the joke’s on them. A guy walks into a bar only to deal with reality. The album has been a labour of adore individually and collectively. In conditions of the former, the lyrics on the file penned by singer/guitarist Shuman are the most really hard-hitting, self-reflective he’s ever shared, and all knowledgeable by a whirlwind romance that’s given that dissipated. His ex-fiancee arrived into his lifestyle soon after 1 these kinds of night time out, and he wrote most of the songs below contained in actual time while on the road. As they expose just about every stage from commencing to finish, the songs improve in temper and even precise environment as the partnership by itself deteriorated.
Co-generated by Shuman and extensive time collaborator/mixer Cian Riordan, there are some additional acquainted voices dotted in with a duet with The Kills’ front female Alison Mosshart on “Hey Lover” and backing vocals from Z Berg (former singer in The Like) on “Forgot Your Name” and the disco banger, “Living In The Future”, which appears like Devo by way of ELO.
The album’s narrative progresses from reckless antics to the significant trappings of starting up to treatment for a man or woman you’ve related with, slipping in appreciate, then quickly and substantially falling out of it. There is certainly a force-pull in between the nocturnal whimsy of currently being freewheelin‘ dudes, and a dread of adulthood as the threesome turn into totally grown adult men. And, simply because Mini Mansions are generally a good time, the consequence is each their most heartfelt and their sleekest, most immediate and downright poppiest effort and hard work to day.
Upcoming U.S. Tour Dates
05/30 – Brooklyn, NY – Audio Corridor of Williamsburg
05/31 – Washington, DC – DC9
06/01 – Philadelphia, PA – Underground Arts
06/03 – Boston, MA – Center East
06/04 – Albany, NY – Hollow
06/05 – Toronto, ON, Canada – Velvet Underground
06/06 – Detroit, MI – The Loving Contact
06/07 – Chicago, IL – Empty Bottle
06/18 – Sacramento, CA – Holy Diver
06/20 – Seattle, WA – Chop Suey
06/21 – Vancouver, BC, Canada – Biltmore
06/22 – Portland, OR – Doug Fir Lounge
06/24 – San Francisco, CA – The Independent
06/26 – San Diego, CA – Casbah
06/27 – Santa Ana, CA – The Observatory
06/28 – Los Angeles, CA – Teragram
United kingdom/IRE Tour Dates
05.04.19 – Reside at Leeds – Leeds, Uk
05.05.19 – Strike The North – Newcastle, British isles
05.06.19 – King Tuts – Glasgow, United kingdom
05.08.19 – Whelans – Dublin, Ireland
05.09.19 – Hare & Hounds – Birmingham, United kingdom
05.11.19 – The Wonderful Escape – Brighton, Uk
05.12.19 – The Joiners – Southampton, Uk
05.13.19 – The Cavern – Exeter, United kingdom
05.14.19 – Clwb Ifor Bach – Cardiff, British isles
05.16.19 – Esquires – Bedford, Uk
05.17.19 – The Portland Arms – Cambridge, British isles
05.18.19 – The Waterfront Studio – Norwich, British isles
05.20.19 – Picturehouse Social – Sheffield, British isles
05.21.19 – The Forum – Tunbridge Wells, British isles
05.22.19 – Islington Assembly Hall – London, United kingdom
05.23.19 – District – Liverpool, Uk