Beloved readers, I’m sure you’re familiar with the age-old adage of “love at first sight”–I’m here to tell you that “love at first listen” is definitely a thing. And when I say “love at first listen,” I mean “love at first listen of the very first seconds of a song.” The creator of this fuzzy guitar-laden goodness is Michigan band minihorse, and that song is “Drink You Dry.”
“’Drink You Dry” is the song that started minihorse,” explains Ben Collins, the creative mastermind behind the band. “It was originally a demo I’d recorded to remember the chords and melody, but no matter how hard we tried, we were never able to recapture the feeling of this demo. After inviting my friend Anna Burch to come sing some harmonies, it feels right to include this updated demo on our first record! While it’s lyrically impressionistic, the words came to me after being arrested and spending a night in jail. It happened directly after performing my own music for the first time, and explained to the officers that I was returning from a “solo show.” Later, reading the police report, I saw they had written down that I was a ‘one man band.'”
The storied legacy of gut-punching rock n’ roll bands from Michigan is strongly upheld in minihorse, whose crunchy, feedback-laced riffs are juxtaposed with the soft tenor of Collins’ vocal style. “Drink You Dry” appears on the band’s forthcoming LP Living Room Art, out in July via Park The Van.
Saturday, March 16 – Austin, TX @ The Parish (Park The Van SXSW Showcase)
Sunday, March 17 – Austin, TX @ +WE COLOR LIVE+
Friday, March 22 – Detroit, MI @ PJ’s Lager House