photo by Alex Lannou
Today Mimico shares their new single “New Haze,” a post-rock journey with a hint of spacey psych via Spill Magazine and announces their upcoming album Hi-Action, out October 25th on Hand Drawn Dracula. Check the song out here and catch them live tonight in New York at Pianos.
MIMICO is an interstellar trio formed in Toronto in 2011 comprised of Ben Oginz, Jeremiah Knight, and Nick Kervin. Named for a Toronto suburb, they traffic in an expansive brand of psychedelic, synth driven post-rock. Their forthcoming record, Hi-Action, combines the influences of film music and prog with a homegrown Sci-Fi mysticism.
Produced by Justin Small of the Juno award-winning instrumental band Do Make Say Think, Hi-Action features cameos from violinist Laura C. Bates (Volür) and vocals from Ida Maidstone (Hush Pup). Recorded partly at the legendary, countryside Bathhouse Studio during a sweltering heat wave and later, during a polar vortex in Toronto at Palace Sound, the warm analog sound of Hi-Action features heavy use of Mellotron, vintage synthesizers, and searing guitar tones. Moving from one hazy extreme to the other, Hi-Action travels the zig-zagging trajectory of the band’s sound.
The crushingly heavy space-motorik trio’s live performances have earned them direct support invitations from King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard, Preoccupations, Do Make Say Think, Protomartyr, and Metz.
Mimico’s Hi-Action will be released worldwide the fall of 2019 via Hand Drawn Dracula.
8/9 New York, NY @ Pianos
9/20 Watsons Corners, ON @ Hollowfest
9/26 Montreal, QC @ La Plante