recorded 25 live shows this summer and into fall with new members of Acoustic Minds
the music has grown, evolved. we are proud of it!
ENJOY and let us know what you think!!
New band, new sound, amazing vibe!
engineered and mixed by Aaron Altemose
mastered by Ryan Foster at Freq.
It's a compliment to Acoustic Minds to say that their new album, "Live From the Living Room," doesn't really sound like a live recording. The between-song banter and audience response are missing, and the performances are studio-perfect -- but it still retains the warmth and energy usually only seen and felt on stage.
Chalk that up to twin sisters and band leaders Jen and Amanda Price, whose soulful voices harmonize in a way only siblings can. Their interplay and chemistry add extra depth to their heartfelt tunes as they and their ace band march, soar, tremble and tease through 18 songs covering soul, folk, pop and rock terrain.
Their pursuit of perfection -- sonically and as songwriters -- may fly in the face of Portland's reigning lo-fi aesthetic, but it makes for some truly enjoyable, radio-friendly pop. If you're a fan of Modest Mouse or the Dandy Warhols, you'll probably find Acoustic Minds excessive. If you love the soulful grit of Lauryn Hill and Sheryl Crow, you should catch them in their natural setting -- on stage -- Barbara Mitchell - The Oregonian (January 6, 2011)