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Sunday, March 16 • 1:20am - 1:50am
Minipop

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Minipop was formed in 2004. They wasted little time, and by 2005, they self released and produced the Precious EP, which was met with generous blog buzz and hype spread through word of mouth. They have played with bands such as Metric, Tegan and Sara, Midlake, and Tokyo Police Club, performed at Noise Pop Festival, BFD Shoreline Festival, SXSW and garnered large support from tastemaker SF rock station, LIVE 105.3, which has played their single “Like I Do” in heavy rotation since its release in late 2006 and said they were "a band to watch" for 2007. The release of "Like I Do" was around the time they finished recording the new full length album. With producer Chris Manning (Jellyfish) recording the band at a myriad of Bay Area locations, pre-artwork copies (with limited edition covers) have been sold at shows and through MySpace spawning interest in their sound. The album is entitled "A New Hope," and will be offcially released November 6 on Take Root Records. Despite their name, Minipop has made an album of grandeur, a record of perfected star gazing pop tunes. In a city that celebrates this genre of indie pop with its annual Noise Pop Festival, it’s no surprise that Minipop has emerged from this scene. A band that has been kissed by the bay breeze and drenched by the California sun, Minipop follows in the grand tradition of reverb laden, crunchy guitars and wistful carefree vocals, albeit lead vocalist Tricia Kanne's come with a bit of languid haze. The band's lineup also features Lauren Grubb (drums), Matthew Swanson (guitar/keyboard), and Nick Forte (bass guitar).
http://2008.sxsw.com/music/showcases/band/72138.html

Sunday March 16, 2008 1:20am - 1:50am
Bourbon Rocks 508 E 6th St

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