MINUS STORY  |  Heaven and Hell



  1. Heaven and Hell
  2. Time Wastes Itself
  3. Suffer by Yourself
  4. Misery is a Ship
  5. Hybrid Moments

Minus Story's debut record for Jagjaguwar from a year ago, The Captain is Dead, Let The Drum Corpse Dance, drew rave reviews and solidified the band's standing as young sonic provacateurs on the brink of widespread notoriety, as fertile crafters of mystical melodies and harmonies that dig truly and deeply under your skin. Drawing from the spirit of The Captain is Dead... but looking unflinchingly towards the future, Minus Story have now created a new shorter work that will inspire the same kind of fervent (and sometimes hyperbolic) reaction as did their Jagjaguwar debut. Listening to the Heaven and Hell CDEP, one is left with absolutely no doubt that this band is special, that they are especially privy to the fundamentals of great music making, that they are becoming in more and more proximate league with the likes of Smile-era Beach Boys, Circulatory System and Neutral Milk Hotel.

The first two songs on the CDEP are a couple of years old. The third and fourth songs are newer, the fourth ("Misery is a Ship") being written just a week before recording occurred. Along with a Misfits cover and the recital of a "true" ghost story, these four Minus Story songs contained on the CDEP are about death in one way or another. Parts of this CDEP were alternately recorded in Lawrence, Kansas and Booneville, Missouri, as well as Bloomington, Indiana.

Released March 1, 2005.

(JAG075 released: 03/01/05)

Multi-Love by Unknown Mortal Orchestra
Neverending Fountain (alt. version) by S. Carey
Bullet Proof.. I Wish I Was by S. Carey
Forgiven/Forgotten by Angel Olsen
May As Well (Bonus Track) by Angel Olsen
Continental Shelf by Viet Cong
Silhouettes by Viet Cong
How Can You Really by Foxygen
Cosmic Vibrations by Foxygen
Forever Dilating Eye by Sinoia Caves
Thousand Eyes by Lia Ices

Multi-Love by Unknown Mortal Orchestra

Neverending Fountain by S. Carey

Silhouettes by Viet Cong

Continental Shelf by Viet Cong

Boise, ID - Treefort Music Fest

Santiago de Compostela, ES - TriCiclo (Fundacion SGAE)

S. Carey
Fargo, ND - Fargo Theatre  w/ Mason Jennings

The Cave Singers
Eugene, OR - McDonald Theatre  w/ Yonder Mountain String Band

Viet Cong
Vancouver, BC - Biltmore Cabaret

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