Comprised of Ben Collins (vocals, guitar), Christian Anderson (bass, vocals) and John Fossum (drums, vocals), the Ypsilanti, MI-based indie rock trio Minihorse specialize in a power pop sound that seems to draw from the work Bob Pollard, Bob Mould and others — but paired with a half-despairing, half-shrugging ironic lyrics as you’ll hear on the 80s and 90s alt rock channeling new single off their forthcoming Big Lack EP, “Drink You Dry,” a single with a narrator who openly pokes fun at there even being a purpose at anything and the notion of belonging, as Collins’ ethereal coos are paired with scuzzy power chords, and propulsive drumming.
The recently released music video for “Drink You Dry” reminds me quite a bit of the videos I used to catch while watching 120 Minutes as it cuts between footage of the band brooding before projection of themselves and playing the actual song, and awkward party featuring the video’s female lead. Initially, she spends time hooking up with a fellow partygoer before she goes about lifting people’s cell phones.
The band will be embarking on a tour to build up buzz for the new EP. Check out tour dates below.
10/20 Nashville, TN @ The Black Cat
10/21 Oxford, MS @ Proud Larry’s w/Diane Coffee
10/22 New Orleans, LA @ The Circle Bar w/Mariine
10/23 Lafayette, LA @ Blue Moon Saloon w/Carbon Poppies
10/25 Austin, TX @ Beer Land
10/26 San Antonio, TX @ Limelight w/The Hawks of Holy Rosary
10/28 Las Vegas, NV @ Artifice w/ Sunrise Manor
10/29 Los Angeles, CA @ Hotel Cafe w/Tess & Dave
10/30 Long Beach, CA @ Que Sera Sera
11/3 San Francisco, CA @ The Make-Out Room w/Silver Shadows
11/4 Sacramento, CA @ Red Museum w/Imaginary Tricks, Honyock, Pregnant Women
11/6 Portland, OR @ The Fixin’ To w/Roselit Bone
11/8 Seattle, WA @ The Crocodile (Backroom)
11/12 Chicago, IL @ Virgin Hotel
11/15 Minneapolis, MN @ Eagles Club 34 w/Andrew Jansen