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May 3, 2007

Thanks to everyone who those who helped score The Choir Practice an opening gig for Jarvis Cocker. The gods of indie pop salute you!

On May 15th, Choir Practice’s debut self-titled album is out! Our non-compulsory chorus line, made up of Vancouver indie veterans, includes Coco Culbertson (the Gay), Larissa Loyva (P:ano) and ten of their friends!

And, be sure to stop by the Railway Club (579 Dunsmuir Street) on May 18th for The Choir Practice CD release party with Victoria Victoria and The Greenbelt Collective!!"In last week's Straight, we reported that Jarvis Cocker was advertising on his MySpace page for local bands to open his shows during his current tour. When that was written, the former Pulp frontman hadn't yet selected an act from Vancouver for his May 1 Commodore appearance. But a couple of weeks ago Cocker's label, Rough Trade, e-mailed the Choir Practice with the good news."We were pretty surprised," says singer-bassist Shane Turner , who also plays in Love and Mathematics. "I was saying to a couple of the people in the band that he wasn't going to check our MySpace page. Then we got an e-mail a week later saying he wanted us to open. It's a good feeling because three of us are huge Pulp fans. Which is kind of funny, because he said in the interview that he's avoiding bands that are influenced by Pulp. Luckily, we don't sound like we are. But This Is Hardcore is one of my favourite albums."The Choir Practice was formed about a year ago by the Gay's Coco Culbertson "as an excuse to drink wine and sing with friends", says Turner. Featuring anywhere from eight to 12 members, the group's vocal-heavy pop is showcased on a Mint Records debut due out May 15. The band plays a CD-release party at the Railway Club May 18." - Shawn Conner, The Georgia Straight

May 3, 2007

That's right! The summer issue of our little artist driven zine shall be out and in a record shop near you on (or around) June 1st. I'm not going to spoil it, but soon, secrets shall be revealed, comics shall be doodled and recipes shall be shared. Friends such as Carolyn Mark, Immaculate Machine, The Awkward Stage, Novillero and P:ano, to name a few, write 'em. Then, you read 'em. Hooray!

Also, we are still accepting advertising submissions. The deadline is May 25th. Heckle Shena for more details.

 

May 2, 2007

Have you heard about our Double A-Side 7” Series? Think that’s a mouthful? Well, on May 15th, Volume 1, featuring unreleased treasures from The Awkward Stage and Young and Sexy, kicks off the party. The series is limited to the 500 and, for the serious collector, includes a fun Mint Records merit badge! Keep your eyes peeled for future records in the series; they shall include surprise non-labelmate appearances. We’re celebrating the start of this series with a night on May 25th at the Railway Club (579 Dunsmuir Street) with our chums, Young and Sexy, The Awkward Stage and The Huge Manatease. You should come. May 15th also marks a 7” release date for P:ano frontman, Nick Krgovich’s One Woman Show.

May 1, 2007

Psst... Have you heard, Mint Records is at it again, preparing to release more untamed albums into the wild.

May 15, 2007 - Nick Krgovich (of P:ano) shall be celebrating the birth of his latest vinyl creation titled, One Woman Show. This 7" features three savoury experiments in pop.

May 15, 2007 - The Awkward Stage and Young and Sexy or The Young and Sexy and Awkward Stage share the glory in the first of our upcoming Double A Side 7" Series.

May 15, 2007 - The Choir Practice, our very own vocal collective of indie pop bliss, shall greet the world with their first collection of songs.

June 12, 2007 - Immaculate Machine's Fables a followup to Ones and Zeros shall magically appear on record store shelves. (Want to get at it NOW? Fables shall be available on itunes early, like May 30th early!)

July 3, 2007 - Carolyn Mark, knows it and will be telling Canada, Nothing is Free. The album will be released in the USA September 18,2007!

What about Bella, you ask? No One Will Know, their Mint debut CD, will be hitting also on September 18, 2007!

So there. It's out. Now, go tell your friends!

 

February 21, 2007

After numerous meetings at Granville Street's Taco Bell Cantina, Mint Records is proud to announce the latest addition to their family, Vancouver indie pop sensation, Bella. Bella's infectious harmonies and dreamy vocals compliment Mint's quirky roster much like photosynthesis and flowers or Nardwuar the Human Serviette and plaid. They go together so well, that on Friday afternoon they tied the knot and the recording contract was signed. The love affair began shortly after the band was handpicked to open for the New Pornographers at the Exclaim! Mint Roadshow. Since then, Randy Iwata just couldn't get Bella out of his head. "I love this band," said Mint co-founder Bill Baker, "like, LOVE this band." Currently, Bella are hard at work, preparing for their upcoming album, No One Will Know, due to hit the streets on September 18, 2007.

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April 27, 2005

Mint Records presents... The CBC Radio 3 Sessions

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