Tuesday, January 25, 2011

the mind spiders s/t lp



"Shortly after the breakup of Marked Men, Mark Ryan began working on a solo project. He started multi-tracking guitar and vocal parts and assembling them into songs over which he would then get either Greg Rutherford of High Tension Wires or Mike Thorneberry, formerly of Marked Men, to lay down drum tracks. Over time, this project came to be called Mind Spiders, and rather than just thinking about it as a series of recordings, Ryan began recruiting folks in Denton to form a band that would perform the songs live.

To this end, Ryan commissioned the talents of Daniel Fried (High Tension Wires, Bad Sports, Video, Wax Museums) on bass, Stephen Svacina (Uptown Bums) on guitar, and, to top it off, both Rutherford and Thorneberry on drums. The result? A band that features Ryan making decisions unilaterally, has two drummers and is pretty damn loud. "I really like the 'wall of sound' kind of idea," Ryan says. "Recording-wise it just sounds cool."

With a five-song EP currently out and a full-length album coming on Dirtnap Records early next year, Mind Spiders will continue to play shows and develop their live sound. As for Fried's reading of the previous shows? "The girls seem to love it," he says. "That's pretty rare for bands that I'm in.""


or more to the point.......garage pop from one of tiny grooves' fav scenes in the country, denton texas........and from guys who's other bands i fucking love.


here go the MIND SPIDERS live....

2 comments:

DavidRayDog said...

Mind Spiders Go!
BTW, Marked Men are playing Chaos In Tejas 2011, Mind Spiders too hopefully.

j. amadeus markley said...

i know i want to go to chaos in tejas this year....