I must admit I’ve been listening to this album slightly obsessively. Maybe 2 or 3 times a day for the last week or so?
I’d never heard of Minus Story before this album. I read a little blurb on Stereogum, downloaded a few sample tracks, and was instantly wowed.
Their newest album, My Ion Truss, is totally amazing, and was already on my list of awesome albums of the year. The album is kind of short, but it’s totally amazing. I love the lead singers voice, which at first I thought was kind of weird, but I think the more appropriate term would be “tender”.
But they’re definitely not some whimpy emo band. Songs like ‘Aaron’ break down into huge guitar jams with saxophhones blarring and drums a’ drumming! And the last song is especially beautiful, with just a piano and the singers voice.
The album will be released on June 19th on Jagjaguwar Records.