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Mini Mansions are an American band founded by Zach Dawes, Tyler Parkford, and Queens of the Stone Age bassist Michael Shuman. Mini Mansions' style has been compared to The Beatles, Elliott Smith, and Fountains of Wayne (though this comparison has drawn some criticism from Michael Shuman of the band).[3]

Mini Mansions
Mini Mansions (2013 promo shot).jpg
Mini Mansions, pictured in 2013
Background information
OriginLos Angeles, California, United States
GenresIndie pop, psychedelic pop,[1] glam rock[2]
Years active2009–present
Associated actsThe Last Shadow Puppets, Queens of the Stone Age, Wires on Fire, Spinnerette, Kimbra, Alex Turner, Arctic Monkeys, Miles Kane, Sparks, Muse
WebsiteMiniMansions.com
MembersMichael Shuman
Zach Dawes
Tyler Parkford

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HistoryEdit

Mini Mansions was founded in 2009 after Queens of the Stone Age decided to take a break after touring in support of Era Vulgaris. Their self-released EP from 2009 contains nine tracks. In 2014, they released the single "Death Is a Girl", that appeared on their second studio album The Great Pretenders, released on March 24, 2015. As of November 2015, videos for the songs "Any Emotions", "Freakout!", "Vertigo", "Mirror Mountain", "Double Visions", "Creeps", and "The End, Again" (all from The Great Pretenders) have been released via the Band's Vevo page.[4] A video for the B-side "Cheap Leather" featuring Fred Schneider of The B-52's has also been released. In 2016, the band released Flashbacks, a compilation album consisting of unreleased b-sides from the recording sessions for The Great Pretenders, via PledgeMusic.[5]

On March 14, 2017, it was announced that the three members of Mini Mansions would be performing with the music band Sparks at the BBC Radio 6 Music Festival in Glasgow, Scotland on March 24, 2017.[6]

On February 12, 2019, the band announced their third full-length album, Guy Walks Into a Bar..., on July 26, 2019.[7] The album was preceded by the Works Every Time EP, released on September 28, 2018.[8]

The band shared their initial single from their Guy... album called "GummyBear" in February 2019 and on March 13, 2019, they premiered the Liam Lynch-directed video for the track and announced an American spring concert tour.[9]

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DiscographyEdit

Studio albums

Compilation albums

  • Flashbacks (2016)

EPs

  • Mini Mansions (2009)
  • ... Besides ... (2012)
  • Works Every Time (2018)

Singles

  • "Monk" (2010)
  • "Kiddie Hypnogogia" (2010)
  • "Wünderbars" (2010)
  • "Death Is a Girl" (2014)
  • "Any Emotions" (2015)
  • "Freakout!" (2015)
  • "Vertigo" (2015)
  • "Double Visions" (2015)
  • "Works Every Time" (2018)
  • "Midnight in Tokyo" (2018)
  • "GummyBear" (2019)
  • "Hey Lover" (2019)
  • "Bad Things (That Make You Feel Good)" (2019)
  • "I'm in Love" (2019)

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2015-04-02. Retrieved 2014-11-16. Cite uses deprecated parameter |deadurl= (help)CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  2. ^ "Mini Mansions – The Great Pretenders Album Review". Contactmusic.com. March 20, 2015. Retrieved 27 July 2019.
  3. ^ "YouTube" – via YouTube.
  4. ^ "MiniMansionsVEVO". Retrieved 27 July 2019 – via YouTube.
  5. ^ "MINI MANSIONS: Mini Mansions". PledgeMusic.com. Retrieved 2016-10-27.
  6. ^ "Meet the musicians that will be playing with Sparks at the BBC Radio 6 Music Festival". Retrieved 2017-03-24.
  7. ^ "Mini Mansions cement their return with 'GummyBear'- listen". Gigwise. 2019-02-12. Retrieved 2019-02-13.
  8. ^ "Mini Mansions' Mikey Shuman talks "emotional" new EP and working with Alex Turner". NME. 2018-07-13. Retrieved 2018-07-19.
  9. ^ "Mini Mansions Release Video for "GummyBear" & Announce USA Tour". Musicnewsnet.com. Retrieved 27 July 2019.

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