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!mindparade
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!mindparade performing live in Bloomington, IN 2012
Background information
OriginBloomington, IN
GenresIndie, Neo-psychedelia, Art Rock, Psych Rock, Baroque Pop, Experimental
Years active2011–present
LabelsIndependent

!mindparade is a psych pop band formed in Bloomington, Indiana in 2011. Led by songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Alex Arnold, the band features a revolving line-up of musicians when performing, often utilizing instrumentation such as brass, electric guitar, strings, and glitchy electronics.[1]

Formation/history[]

Originally Arnold's bedroom recording project, !mindparade officially began with the online release of the 5-song ‘Everything EP’ in Summer of 2011. Since then, many lineups of the group have performed under the moniker, Arnold as the only constant member. The band has been called 'an ambitious bedroom symphony' due to the array of instrumentation they employ. In 2012, !mindparade released their debut LP, Everything Is Happening.[2]

Everything Is Happening[]

!mindparade self-released their Everything Is Happening LP in September 2012. New York based painter, Zak Roz, provided the album's artwork. The album explores themes such as existentialism and techno-utopianism, and includes lo-fi and hi-fi production as well as rock, orchestral and electronic textures. It was recorded mixed in various living rooms and bedrooms in Bloomington, Indiana on Arnold's computer.[2]

"Hero EP" and Tree Machine Records[]

In 2014 !mindparade signed to Tree Machine Records to release their 2nd compilation entitled, "Hero EP", which included songs designed to be played continuously on a tape cassette. Tree Machine Records released the EP on a limited run of 100 cassettes.

Discography[]

  • Everything EP (2011)
  • Everything is Happening (2012)

References[]

  1. "!mindparade". Mindparadeband.tumblr.com. Retrieved 2014-01-20.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  2. 2.0 2.1 Armie, Sean. "Review: !mindparade, Everything Is Happening | Album Reviews | NUVO News | Indianapolis, IN". Nuvo.net. Retrieved 2014-01-20.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>

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