Mindil Beach Markets
Friday, March 1st, 2013
Atomique Productions and The Zone @ 91-3 present the "IT MIGHT TAKE LONG" CD RELEASE PARTY
+ DEEP SEA GYPSIES "CHILCO ROAD" CD RELEASE PARTY
with special guests Criss Cross And The River Band
Mindil Beach Markets’ ability to adapt their sound has allowed them to play with acts ranging from Nazareth to Bedouin Soundclash to Del the Funky Homosapien. Though their sound is laced with elements of funk, hip-hop and reggae, at the heart of this heterogeneity is a true passion for rock and roll.
MBM captured listeners with the release of their self-titled first album in October 2010. Produced by Simon Kendall (Doug and the Slugs), Jared Gauthier of The Uniter (Winnipeg) describes the album as “nothing short of musical universality. The album is almost a compilation of music styles, perfectly brought together by five guys who wanted to reach audiences from all genres.”
The band toured the album independently from Vancouver to
San Diego, playing 19 shows and handing out 10,000 free copies along the way. The accompanying live show drew the attention of festival organizers across the province. To date, Mindil Beach has rocked crowds at festivals like Rifflandia, Live at Squamish, The Big Time Out, Victoria Ska Fest and Tall Tree Festival to name a few.
On their latest record, It Might Take Long, scheduled for release in March 2013, MBM have both refined and beefed up their sound. Keyboardist and rapper, Rod Campbell, described the album as, “less reggae, more rock. We’re really starting to nail down our sound and figure out who we are as a band. However, fans of our diversity will not be disappointed.” The album was produced and engineered by Sean McLean Carrie (Half Moon Run, Blank Cinema), mixed by Alex ‘Condor’ Aligizakis (Hail the Villain, Bend Sinister, Rude City Riot), and mastered by Brock McFarlane (Winston Hauschild, We are the City). MBM have booked a cross-Canada tour to coincide with the album’s release in March. The record’s first single, ‘Smoking Gun,’ hit airwaves in January.
The band’s passion for music goes hand in hand with their passion for the environment. In 2011, the boys founded The Jellyfish Project, an environmental initiative targeted at BC high school students to spark conversation about ocean sustainability. The Jellyfish Project consists of a live performance by the band followed by a presentation on the declining health of our world’s oceans. Members
Daniel Kingsbury and Rod Campbell recently travelled to San
Francisco for a training session with former Vice President and Nobel Laureate, Al Gore. Both the Vancouver Aquarium and the David Suzuki Foundation Elders have given The Jellyfish Project their seal of approval.
Based on Vancouver Island, the Deep Sea Gypsies are greatly influenced by the blues and rock originators of the early to mid 1900′s, a time when music was all about innovation and experimentation. Feeding off this inspiration they blend in their own unique twist with elements of hip hop, folk and funk. Their songs reflect the laid back vibe and lifestyle of western Canada, and find a comfortable home anywhere; whether relaxing at a beach fire or dancing at the bar. Their new album, 'Chilco Road,' will be available at the show.
Mindil Beach Markets - Daylight (B-side): http://youtu.be/WTS25nKqBag
Deep Sea Gypsies - Too Strong (Studio Jam):