REQUIRED LISTEN: The Mint Chicks
Zach Hart Friday, May 22, 2009
I remember hearing Clap Your Hands Say Yeah! for the first time and being blown away by how amazingly original their music was. I experienced the same shock when The Mint Chicks sent me their LP, “Screens”. The album has a unique sound that makes for a very fun listen. It’s distorted pop, with a mix of electro. The key here is that the distortion comes across upbeat, not a hard sonic wave that has been used to success by Waves and Crocodiles. I was waiting for the album to fall apart, but the whole record is packed with amazing track after another. This is definitely why I started required listen, to highlight bands that are daring and bring forth a new sound that needs to be heard. I’m now a huge fan of The Mint Chicks.