Posted in music | pictures on January 25, 2011

photos by Jessica Amaya

MINKS
MINKS

"If I didn't know any better, I'd say that Captured Tracks was releasing some lost tapes by a band called Minks from 1985 or so. By The Hedge sounds alternately dated and fresh at the same time. The singles released last year as a tease are included here as the New Order-ness is in full effect "Funeral Song," and "Ophelia,". While those tracks were impressive and really whet my appetite for the album, the greatest triumphs are new to By The Hedge" [The Big Takeover]
As This week In Indie pointed out, MINKS' debut album, By the Hedge, just came out" on Captured Tracks and the band celebrated on Friday, 1/21, at Glasslands with Big Troubles, Family Portrait and Widowspeak. Pictures and videos from that show are in this post. MINKS' next show is with Abe Vigoda and Wild Nothing at Bowery Ballroom in February.

And to quote Bill again, "if you haven't heard Big Troubles' debut, which came out early this year on Olde English Spelling Bee, I recommend you remedy that, especially if you have a fondness for early-'90s shoegaze. Big Troubles know their stuff, have digested it all and come up with their own appealing version." Big Troubles' next currently-advertised show is at Shea Stadium w/ Andrew Cedermark, Alex Bleeker & the Freaks, and White Laces on March 5th.

Jessica Amaya stopped by the show, mostly to check out new Captured Tracks signees Widowspeak, and she mentioned they "were pretty damn good". Her pictures and videos from the whole show, continue below...

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Widowspeak @ Glasslands Gallery 1/21/2011

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Family Portrait @ Glasslands Gallery 1/21/2011

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Big Troubles - Bite Yr Tongue @ Glasslands Gallery 1/21/2011

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MINKS - Juniper @ Glasslands Gallery 1/21/2011

MINKS
By The Hedge
(Captured Tracks)
Street Date: January 11, 2011
1. Kusmi
2. Out of Tune
3. Life at Dusk
4. Indian Ocean
5. Funeral Song
6. Our Ritual
7. Cemetary Rain
8. Bruises
9. Boys Run Wild
10. Ophelia
11. Juniper
12. Arboretum Dogs

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Comments (11)

damn... i wanted to check out this show.

great photos!

Posted by Anonymous | January 25, 2011 1:50 PM

what happened to family portraits

dude totally changed his sound since the last time I saw them back in autumn

Posted by Anonymous | January 25, 2011 2:40 PM

My friend snuck me into this show and it sucked.

Posted by Anonymous | January 25, 2011 4:09 PM

^ you snuck in why are you complaining

Posted by Anonymous | January 25, 2011 4:15 PM

horrible sound, absolutely painful

Posted by Anonymous | January 25, 2011 4:22 PM

That "exploding cloud" Glasslands installation constantly makes for the best live band shots. I know it's as recognizable to New Yorker's as Cake Shop's X-Mas lights but still.

p.s. Go Kenan!

Posted by Anonymous | January 25, 2011 8:11 PM

glasslands has the worst sound. Can somebody start booking all these shows somewhere that doesn't suck ass.

Posted by Anonymous | January 26, 2011 12:28 PM

▲ agreed. you can never hear any vocals. just extremely loud guitars.

Posted by Anonymous | January 26, 2011 2:31 PM

Glasslands isn't conducive to performances - good acts, bad acts and everything in between. The sound is never good and the space itself is awkward... just sayin.

Posted by Anonymous | January 26, 2011 2:43 PM

It's true. Sound isn't great there.

Posted by Anonymous | January 26, 2011 3:58 PM

yeah guitars are always too loud now that i think about it

Posted by Anonymous | January 26, 2011 4:16 PM

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