Pink Mink set sail tonight with an airtight, joyous full-length debut
Our Picked to Click 2010 champions Pink Mink are in the midst of a flurry of CD-release celebrations this week, culminating with tonight's Sunset Cocktail Cruise and Album Release Party that will set sail on the Mississippi River in St. Paul tonight. It's been nearly nine months since the Minneapolis rock four-piece took the crown and over a year since they started gigging out together, but that wait has been well worth it, as Pink Mink finds the band not only sounding tight and road-tested but also manages to transfer the snarl and vigor of their live shows onto record in a way that makes it sounds raw, visceral, and ready for the national arena.
Indeed, both Christy Hunt's more melodic, slow-burning songs like "Ghost Bike" and "Hidden Beach" and Arzu Gokcen's hyper and fierce "Ginger Wolf" sound even more immediate than they do live thanks to the expert hand of engineer Jacques Wait, who is also the band's bassist.
Photo by Ben Clark
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