BARE MUTANTS / OUTER MINDS
Reverb, harmony, and a judicious coating of feedback. These are the things that are like catnip for Coach House Sounds, and Bare Mutants has plenty of all three. With their command of their sound, it's no wonder that their session was so much fun to produce. After realizing during load-in that Leslie is their organist and not the organ itself (how cool is that?), the band settled in to kick out some sparkling water-fueled jams to the nodding approval of everyone in the room. They came in, rocked out, laughed at a few of my dumb jokes (so important, future bands take note) and then bid us a fond farewell. Consummate professionals all around. This is another session that proves that if this is the sound for you, Chicago is the only place you need to be.
Chicago's explosive and underrated 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, the band has gone through more name and roster changes than most, but once the current lineup coalesced into the tight-knit unit performing today, everything fell into place to create this sumptuous wall of sound that will blow your little mind to bits.
484 Union Ave @ the corner of Union Ave and Meeker
Brooklyn, NY 11211
|Kid Friendly: No|
|Dog Friendly: No|
|Wheelchair Accessible: Yes!|