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Mind began playing in 2008 when keyboardist/singer Mike Greene answered a Craigslist Ad from drummer Kevin Jenkins. After an only mildly rewarding circuit of local bar gigs playing mostly cover tunes, they thought they were the only people in the world left who really loved music. After a road-trip from Memphis to Bethlehem to experience NEARfest in 2009, they simultaneously realized that their cover band days were over and that their new mission would be to write the kind of music they wanted to play without regard to the dictates of American Idol audiences. This newly realized energy allowed them to pick up seasoned musicians Cal Jackson (guitar) and Matt Karner (bass), and in 2011, travel to Connecticut to work with Mike's long-time friend and collaborator Grekim Jennings to record their first album, quot;Structure.quot; Mind's music is a blend of many influences- indeed the structure of the band itself with Kevin, Grekim, and Mike being rock musicians who grew up listening to psychedelic and progressive rock, wedded to the styles of Matt and Cal, who are both classically trained Jazz musicians, lead to an early description of their music as 'progedelic fusion.' You can hear elements of all these varied influences on Structure: from the psychedlic jazz of 'God Help Us' to the symphonic sounds of '2026' to the rock opera-style epic 'Soldier's Dream.' Yet even when they traipse into more avant/experimental territories, they maintain a sensibility and listenability that has found them broad appeal. Mind plays the kind of music that people used to enjoy through headphones, while sitting in a beanbag chair on the floor and staring at the album cover, as the music transported them to a transcendental place. While the beanbag is no longer necessary, the journey is no longer optional for those who love music in this way.
  • Structure
Publication Date20120907
Publisher ImprintAudio & Video Labs, Inc



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