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Mini Mansions Release Intense Psychological Video For “Death Is A Girl”

Mini Mansions
Mini Mansions

Hailing from California, Mini Mansions‘ musical venture was born organically, fated from a shared love of punk rock and melody. While each member made his own way individually, Mini Mansions formed as jam sessions turned into recordings. (Michael Shuman is the current bassist in Queens of the Stone Age, Zach Dawes has served as a studio hired gun and has worked with Brian Wilson, Kimbra, and longtime mentor T Bone Burnett, Tyler Parkford releases music under his solo moniker Mister Goodnite.)

The Great Pretenders follows its self-titled debut (on Josh Homme’s Rekords Rekords). Immediately, Mini Mansions starting playing shows with the likes of Arctic Monkeys, Them Crooked Vultures, The Kills, Dale Earnhardt Jr. Jr. and Haim.

“When we first got together, we agreed on things like late Beatles, Elliott Smith, early Big Star, and Electric Light Orchestra,” they say. They also share a clear affinity for The Zombies, Gorillaz, and Devo.

The band simply had this to say: “The video is a neo-noir mix of sex, death, and psychedelic interrogation techniques, only used in purgatory facilities disguised as 1970’s police holding tanks.”

Mini Mansions’ drop their new video for “Death Is A Girl,” the first single from their upcoming album, The Great Pretenders, due in early 2015 on T Bone Burnett’s Electromagnectic Recordings, via Capitol Recordsin the U.S. and Fiction Recordsin the UK. Watch the clip HERE.

Mini Mansions are T Bone Burnett’s first signing, and also likely the only record you’ll hear that features both Brian Wilson and Arctic Monkeys’ Alex Turner. Drummer Michael Shuman in the band is also bassist for Queens of the Stone Age.


w/ The Raveonettes

Dec 10 Debaser Stockholm, Sweden

Dec 11 Vega Copenhagen, Denmark

Dec 12 John Dee Oslo, Norway

Dec 13 Train Århus C, Denmark

w/ Royal Blood

Jan 10  Live Music Hall Cologne, Germany

Jan 11  Mojo Club Hamburg, Germany

Jan 12  Postbahnhof am Ostbahnhof Berlin, Germany

Jan 14  Palladium Warsaw, Poland

Jan 15  Arena Vienna, Austria

Jan 16  Theaterfabrik Munich, Germany

Jan 17  Komplex 457 Zurich, Switzerland

Feb 22 Barrowlands Glasgow, United Kingdom

Feb 23 Barrowland Glasgow, United Kingdom

Feb 27 Pavillions Plymouth, United Kingdom

Feb 28 Spa Bridlington, United Kingdom

Mar 02 Guildhall Portsmouth, United Kingdom

Mar 03 Newport Centre Newport, United Kingdom

Mar 05 Uea Norwich, United Kingdom

Mar 06 Empress Ballroom Blackpool, United Kingdom

Mar 08 Ulster Hall Belfast, United Kingdom

Mar 09 Olympia Dublin, Ireland

Mar 10 Olympia Theatre Dublin, Ireland

Mar 11 Civic Hall Wolverhampton, United Kingdom

Mar 13 Brixton London, United Kingdom

Mar 14 Rock City Nottingham, United Kingdom

Mar 16 Paradiso Grote Zaal Amsterdam, Netherlands

Mar 17 L’Olympia Paris, France

Mar 18 Ancienne Belgique Brussels, Belgium


Mini Mansions headline shows

Jan 19  The Lexington London, United Kingdom

Jan 24  The Bunkhouse Las Vegas, NV

Jan 28  Troubadour Los Angeles, CA