MINOR VICTORIES – Slowdive, Mogwai & Editors members – Share New Track “Breaking My Light”
Early praise for Minor Victories:
“The music is moody and atmospheric and entirely beautiful.” – NPR Music’s All Songs Considered
“The tired old “supergroup” concept finally has more potential to be super…Minor Victories’ synth-pop is stylishly dusky, with lush orchestral touches, motorik persistence, and a closing guitar cacophony.” – Pitchfork (Best New Track)
“a track that weaves together the atmospheric, shoegazing sound of the band members’ other outfits.” – Rolling Stone
“Minor Victories is an album to anticipate breathlessly.” – Stereogum
Mogwai‘s Stuart Braithwaite, Slowdive‘s Rachel Goswell, Editors‘ Justin Lockey and his brother James will release their self-titled debut album as Minor Victories next month, and today the band share a new track. Another stark, black and white visual accompanies the building song, featuring Goswell‘s ethereal vocals, gliding over thunderous drums and cinematic strings. PRESS HERE to listen now, and read the band’s exclusive interview via Stereogum.
PRESS HERE to listen to the hauntingly cinematic “A Hundred Ropes.”
PRESS HERE to listen to the gorgeous shoegaze of “Folk Arp.”
PRESS HERE to listen to “Scattered Ashes (Song For Richard),” featuring The Twilight Sad’s James Graham. Warning: cats with lasers ahead.
Minor Victories recently announced their debut shows, and will play their first-ever North American dates in June. See below to find a show near you and PRESS HERE for tickets.
Produced and engineered by Justin, and featuring the likes of Mark Kozelek and James Grahamfrom The Twilight Sad, Minor Victories will be released on June 3rd, 2016 via Fat Possum Records. What began as Justin‘s desire to create an extreme noise EP topped off by a delicate female vocals, Minor Victories became a 10-track LP, masterfully crafted by four band members who had somehow never even all been in the same room together until after the album was completed. Far more than a side project for its members, this record unveils the real essence of what a group of talented individuals unshackled by convention can attain. Brought together by brief meetings, mutual acquaintances and overall serendipity, Minor Victories created this album together by swapping ideas, songs, fragments and finished recordings via broadband connections. This unusual process, combined with the members’ wide spectrum of musical tastes and experiences converging, ultimately led to something beyond the original vision of any of the contributors that pushes new boundaries and new sounds into uncharted waters.
Tour Dates – North American Dates in BOLD
6/3/16 – Dudingen, Switzerland @ Bad Bonn Kilbi Festival
6/4/16 – Mannheim, Germany @ Maifeld Derby Festival
6/17/16 – Hilvarenbeek, Netherlands @ Best Kept Secret Festival
6/19/16 – Washington, DC @ Rock & Roll Hotel
6/20/16 – Cambridge, MA @ The Sinclair
6/21/16 – Brooklyn, NY @ Music Hall of Williamsburg
6/22/16 – Philadelphia, PA @ Union Transfer
6/24/16 – Toronto, ON @ The Opera House
6/25/16 – Columbus, OH @ The A&R Bar
6/26/16 – Chicago, IL @ Lincoln Hall
6/28/16 – San Francisco, CA @ The Independent
6/29/16 – Los Angeles, CA @ Teragram Ballroom
7/15/16 – Salacgriva, Latvia @ Positivus Festival
7/17/16 – Southwold, UK @ Latitude Festival
8/5/16 – 8/7/16 – Katowice, Poland @ Off Festival
8/7/16 – Sicily, Italy @ Ypsigrock Festival
8/12/16 – St Malo, France @ La Route Du Rock Festival
8/13/16 – Haldern, Germany @ Haldern Festival
8/17/16 – Paredes de Coura, Portugal @ Paredes de Coura Festival
8/20/16 – Hasselt, Be @ Pukkelpop Festival