Mini Mansions were founded in 2009 and is the side project created by QOTSA bassist Michael Shuman (aka Mikey Shoes) and old friends Tyler Parkford (Vocals, Keyboard, Guitar) and Zach Dawes (Vocals, Bass, Keyboards) Although Mikey is best know for playing bass, in Mini Mansions he plays drums, guitar and vocals. They are currently signed under Josh Homme's record label Rekords Rekords.
|(Tyler, Mikey, Zach)|
“There are a lot of thematic elements from film and television that come into play on the record, especially on the instrumental passages.” Michael Shuman
They have opened up for Them Crooked Vultures back in 2009 which i don't think suited them although i do love Them Crooked Vultures and Warpaint in 2010 which i think was a better match since they both make mellow/dreamy styled music.
I wouldn't go into thinking that Mini Mansions are going to sound like QOTSA because they don't. Mikey said that he wanted on outlet to make good pop songs with his friends which i think he has. Some of the songs are very catchy and musically very strong.
- Crime of the Season
- Seven Sons
- Majik Marker
"Genuinely psychedelic with huge hooks... After listening to Mini Mansions just once, you won't be able to get it out of your head.'" Josh Homme
Mini Mansions - Monk (Music Video)
Mini Mansions - Monk (Live @ Carson 2011)
Mini Mansions - Heart Of Glass (Blondie Cover)
They're debut self titled album is available on Itunes, Amazon and Play.com.