Big News! We at Mint are pleased to announce our latest signing, Monomyth, from Halifax, NS! Their Mint Records debut, Saturnalia Regalia! will be available to the masses on July 22nd.
Monomyth is a crown jewel in the court of the crimson and clover. The Halifax four-piece carries on the hallowed East Coast tradition of janglophile pop with a smirking sense of humour, stadium-sized hooks, and starry-eyed harmonies from the barbershop of broken dreams. Though Saturnalia Regalia! shows a clear sonic lineage with the holy Halifax trinity of Sloan, Thrush Hermit and the Super Friendz (whose bassist Charles Austin assisted in this album’s production), Monomyth also invoke the amber-encased Americana of Big Star, pranksterish pop moves of The dB’s and The Soft Boys, Television’s tangled guitarmonies, MBV tremolo ’gaze, and the radiant ramble of Relatively Clean Rivers.
The band includes Josh Salter, Seamus Dalton, Graeme Stewart and Matt Peters. You may recognize some of them from Halifax's pop elite as they are also members of Nap Eyes, Psychic Fair and the excellent Moon.
Now that we've piqued your interest, we've posted a teaser track, "Candleholder" on Soundcloud over here. Stream away! And let us know what you think.
4/19 - Halifax, NS @ Gus' Pub w/ Old and and Weird, Cat Bag and Wet Denim
4/24 - St Johns, NFLD @ The Ship w/ By Divine Right and Matthew Thompson
5/21 - Halifax, NS @ Gus' Pub w/ Sheer Agony
6/18 - Toronto, ONT - NXNE Craft Singles Showcase w/ Old and Weird, Each Other, Toronto Homicide Squad