Title - 'Guy Walks Into A Bar ...'
Artist - Mini Mansions
Partners-in-crime and brothers in all but blood, Michael Shuman (Queens of the Stone Age), Zach Dawes and Tyler Parkford reveal their unique personalities on their just-released new album Guy Walks Into A Bar ….
Mini Mansions was founded in 2009 after Queens of the Stone Age decided to take a break after touring in support of Era Vulgaris.
Their self-released EP from 2009 contains nine tracks and in 2014 they released the single 'Death Is a Girl' that appeared on their second studio album The Great Pretenders, released on March 24, 2015.
Serving the kind of rock 'n' roll you'd find on a dive bar jukebox, Mini Mansions's new album Guy Walks Into a Bar... sounds happily unaffected by trend or time and yet fills you with a calm sense of knowing.
1. 'Should Be Dancing'
2. 'Bad Things (That Make You Feel Good)'
3. 'Don't Even Know You'
4. 'Forgot Your Name'
5. 'I'm In Love'
6. 'Time Machine'
7. 'Works Every Time'
8. 'Living In The Future'
10. 'Hey Lover' (featuring Alison Mosshart)
11. 'Tears In Her Eyes'
The album - which was actually written with a narrative about love in mind and thus follows a story from beginning to end re: finding someone special, experiencing all the wonderful feelings, and finally breaking up - kicks off brilliantly with the electro-fuzz of 'We Should Be Dancing' and then backs that up with both the frenetic 'Bad Things (That Make You Feel Good)' and the mid-tempo smooth glide of 'Don't Even Know You.'
My personal favorite here is up next on the poptastic guitar gem 'Forgot Your Name' which is followed by the euphoric foot-stompin' anthem 'I'm In Love.' The gorgeous hipsway of 'Time Machine' is next and is backed seamlessly by the upbeat ballad 'Works Every Time.'
On an album chock full of dance synth treats combined with catchy melodies and hook line's for days, that vibe continues onward within 'Living In The Future' and then comes the groovy electro R&B of 'GummyBear.'
This quite stunning new album then rounds out with the psychedelic-tinged 'Hey Lover,' which is also a duet with Alison Mosshart / The Kills, with the final cut being the late '80s rock influenced 'Tears In Her Eyes.'
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