photo by Neil Krug
Mini Mansions

Queens of the Stone Age bassist Michael Shuman also fronts the band Mini Mansions, who put out their sophomore album, The Great Pretenders, last month on T Bone Burnett's Electromagnetic Recordings/Capitol Records (Burnett's first signing). The album features a few of Michael's famous friends, such as Arctic Monkeys frontman Alex Turner and Beach Boys mastermind Brian Wilson. Alex sings a verse on "Vertigo," and he also stars in the video along with several topless women (so needless to say, NSFW), and Brian sings backup on "Any Emotions." You can watch the videos for both below.

Mini Mansions have upcoming dates supporting Tame Impala, My Morning Jacket and Royal Blood (separately), and play a few festivals including Desert Daze and Austin Psych Fest. They also have a few headlining shows, including one in NYC on June 8 at Rough Trade. Tickets for that show go on sale Friday (4/10) at noon with an AmEx presale starting Wednesday (4/8) at noon.

All dates are listed, with those videos, below...

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Mini Mansions - "Vertigo" ft. Alex Turner (official video)

Mini Mansions - "Any Emotions" ft. Brian Wilson (official video)

Mini Mansions -- 2015 Tour Dates
Apr 15 Slim's (w/ Royal Blood) San Francisco, CA
Apr 16 Slim's (w/ Royal Blood) San Francisco, CA
Apr 17 The Glass House Pomona, CA
May 02 Desert Daze @ Sunset Ranch Oasis Mecca, CA
May 08 Austin Psych Fest Austin, TX
May 09 Civic Theatre (w/ Tame Impala) New Orleans, LA
May 11 Ryman Auditorium (w/ Tame Impala) Nashville, TN
May 13 First Avenue (w/ Tame Impala) Minneapolis, MN
May 14 Riverside Theatre (w/ Tame Impala) Milwaukee, WI
May 15 Riviera Theatre (w/ Tame Impala) Chicago, IL
May 16 LC Pavilion (w/ Tame Impala) Columbus, OH
May 18 Royal Oak Music Theatre (w/ Tame Impala) Royal Oak, MI
May 19 Massey Hall (w/ Tame Impala) Toronto, Canada
May 20 Métropolis (w/ Tame Impala) Montreal, Canada
May 21 Métropolis Montreal, Canada
May 23 Vogue Theatre (w/ Royal Blood) Vancouver, Canada
May 25 Wonder Ballroom (w/ Royal Blood) Portland, OR
May 27 Murray Theater (w/ Royal Blood) Salt Lake City, UT
May 28 Fox Theatre (w/ Royal Blood) Boulder, CO
May 30 Wooly's (w/ Royal Blood) Des Moines, IA
May 31 High Noon Saloon (w/ Royal Blood) Madison, WI
Jun 05 Bunbury Music Festival Cincinnati, OH
Jun 08 Rough Trade Brooklyn, NY
Jun 10 9:30 Club (w/ Royal Blood) Washington, DC
Jun 11 Amos' SouthEnd (w/ Royal Blood) Charlotte, NC
Jun 13 Center Stage (w/ Royal Blood) Atlanta, GA
Aug 01 Amphitheatre (w/ My Morning Jacket) Saint Augustine, FL
Aug 03 The Fillmore (w/ My Morning Jacket) Miami, FL
Aug 04 Hard Rock Live (w/ My Morning Jacket) Orlando, FL
Aug 07 Fox Theatre (w/ My Morning Jacket) Atlanta, GA
Aug 08 Fox Theatre (w/ My Morning Jacket) Atlanta, GA
Aug 10 BJCC Concert Hall (w/ My Morning Jacket) Birmingham, AL
Aug 25 Custom House Square Belfast Belfast, Ireland