Now look, I don’t know how to pronounce ‘Mi’ens‘, you don’t know how to pronounce Mi’ens, let’s get that out of the way. But maybe that’s the point.
Maybe no one knows. Maybe it is part of the band’s propensity to perplex. Everything in the Mi’ens world comes across like a carefree scrapbook collage.
The Vancouver duo consist of Kim Glennie on guitar/loops/Moog, and Evan Heggen on drums. That the band recently landed on Kill Rock Stars is kind of fitting really. The duo have the noise-pop textures of labelmates Deerhoof and Marnie Stern, and the vivacious attitude to music making.
Their unique brand of math noise consists of live loops, layered textural guitar and effects, the warm, analog drone of the Moog, coupled with well-placed vocalizations, all atop breakneck beats. Mi’ens veers into the territory of art rock/post rock on their latest, Future Child, a follow up to 2017’s Challenger, their 2014 LP experimentalsparklenoisepop.
Their latest video ‘Ice Cream Ponies’ offers the delightful mish-mash of Mi’ens in full form. We are happy to be premiering it today on the band’s behalf – we hope that it suitably perplexes your morning.
Hey here’s a sick idea: why don’t you go and buy Mi’ens’ new album ‘Future Child’ on the Kill Rock Stars bandcamp? It’d be tasty…