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Album of the Week: Mini Mansions - Guy Walks Into A Bar...

Michael Shuman says, “Our new record Guy Walks Into a Bar... follows the ups and downs of a romantic relationship from the buzzing beginnings to a devastating demise. Our new single, "I'm In Love", captures the moment right smack in the middle when nothing and no-one else matters. This is for all the lovestruck Romeos and Juliettes out there.”

‘I’m In Love’ is taken from their recently announced forthcoming album Guy Walks Into A Bar...which will be released July 26, 2019 on Fiction Records. Pre-order the album here: Mini Mansions have just finished an extensive UK tour which included a sold out show at IslingtonAssembly Hall. The tour also featured Jon Theodore of Queens of the Stone Age on drums. The band have recently been announced to support Muse at their French stadium shows and will play a host of festivals over the summer including Reading and Leeds. All dates can be found below. Tickets can be found on the band’s website.

Mini Mansions are the type of gang whose charm lies in their individual idiosyncrasies. A trio of partners-in-crime, best friends and brothers in all but blood, Michael Shuman, Zach Dawes and Tyler Parkford’s unique personalities are reflected in their third forthcoming album Guy Walks Into A Bar…The album was recorded at Barefoot Studios in Los Angeles in 2018. 

Co-produced by Shuman and long time collaborator/mixer Cian Riordan, there are some additional familiar voices dotted in with a duet with The Kills’ front woman Alison Mossharton “Hey Lover”and backing vocals from Z Berg (former singer in The Like) on “Forgot Your Name”and the disco banger, “Living In The Future”, which sounds like Devo by way of ELO. 

The album’s narrative progresses from reckless antics to the serious trappings of starting to care for aperson you've connected with, falling in love, then swiftly and dramatically falling out of it. There's a push-pull between the nocturnal whimsy of being freewheelin' dudes, and a fear of adulthood as the threesome become fully grown men. And, because Mini Mansions are always a good time, the result is both their most heartfelt and their sleekest, most direct and downright poppiest effort to date. 


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