MINKS – “Painted Indian” & “Everything’s Fine”

The Captured Tracks outfit MINKS are set to follow-up 2011’s By The Hedge with Tides End, so named after an estate the band encountered on the East End of Long Island — where the band decamped to combat a case of writers’ block — inhabited by eccentric, isolated residents in a state of financial decline. (This according to their album autiobio.) So basically, MINKS lived their own version of the Maysles’ classic film Grey Gardens, and now have an album to show for it. Great art has been born from less! The first two listens from Tides End are “Painted Indian” and “Everything’s Fine”: the latter smears Balearic-styled production on a bassline redolent of the Mac’s “Dreams,” while “Painted Indian” is a surging bit of indie-pop with Cure-styled construction, modern production whooshes, and lines like “like a Kennedy you’re gone before your time.” Hear them here, take “Everything’s Fine” to go:

MINKS – “Everything’s Fine”

Tides End is out 8/6 via Captured Tracks. You can pre-order it at iTunes.

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