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Watch MIMICO’s new “Common Tar” video via Exclaim!; ‘Hi-Action’ is out October 25th on Hand Drawn Dracula

Hi-Action is due October 25th

WATCH: “Common Tar” – 
 Exclaim! / YouTube

photo by Alex Lannou

Today MIMICO shares their new video “Common Tar” via Exclaim! Their album Hi-Action is due out October 25th on Hand Drawn Dracula. Check out the video premiere here.

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 WizardPreoccupationsDo Make Say ThinkProtomartyr, and Metz.

Mimico’s Hi-Action will be released worldwide the fall of 2019 via Hand Drawn Dracula.


9/20 – Watsons Corners, ON – Hollowfest
9/26 – Montreal, QC – La Plante
10/11 – Toronto, ON – Night Owl Festival – The Horseshoe w/ No Joy
10/23 – Cincinnati, OH – Northside Tavern
10/24 – Indianapolis, IN – Healer
10/25 – Columbus, OH – Cafe Bourbon Street
10/26 – NYC – Pianos
10/28 – Buffalo, NY – Mohawk Place

(Hand Drawn Dracula)
Street Date: October 25, 2019

Track List:

1. New Haze
2. Common Tar
3. Hi-Action
4. Tobacco Eyes
5. Star Camouflage / Dark Ammunition
6. Dreams Never Die