Summer / Fall / Winter 2016
Festivals / One-Offs / To Support
“Outer Minds have become a live staple in their home town of Chicago over the last two years. In 2012, after releasing a handful of singles and a cassette, they showed up with two full-length albums, each with its own distinct sound. Their self-titled album on Southpaw painted them as Nuggets apostles; songs like “Gimmie a Reason“ had them slinging bubblegum psych melodies behind vintage reverb and this aesthetic fit with their confetti-throwing set from this year’s Pitchfork Music Festival. read more…
Chicago’s explosive Outer Minds have finally come to the surface after simmering in the underworld in several different incarnations over the past few years, and with unbelievably great results. Sharpening their sound into a legion of 60s pop/psych textures and nuances normally reserved for the baroque set with their impeccable glockenspiel-laden arrangements, Outer Minds weave a rich web of sound around impossibly perfect hooks and deliver an impressive EP worthy of your immediate attention. Lead by Zach Medearis (Black Beauties, Lover!) and A-Ron Orlowski’s (Baseball Furies, Lover!, Dirges) fine assemblage of rough-cut harmonies, everything fell into place to create this sumptuous wall of sound that will blow your little mind to bits.
-Todd Novak Hozac Records