MINK’S MIRACLE MEDICINE PREMIERES DEBUT ALBUM HOUSE OF CANDLES ON NOISEY
“duo with roots in bluegrass and punk, respectively… at its core, House of Candles is a honky-tonkin’ breakup album all about the struggle to get on with life while still being kind of messed up from the previous obstacle.” – Noisey
HARPER’S FERRY, WV. – High above the Shenandoah River in Harper’s Ferry we find the members of Mink’s Miracle Medicine – Melissa Wright (guitar, vocals) and drummer Daniel Zezeski. It’s not hard to understand why a pair of songwriters would call this place home. The river’s eternal hum blasts over the front porch and in through the kitchen window. Mink’s Miracle Medicine tap into that soulful reservoir on their debut House of Candles to be released Friday, May 26, 2017 and premiering now on Noisey.“…a Shovels & Rope vibe, featuring Melissa on vocals and guitar, and Daniel on drums and vocals. It’s a stripped down sound that takes an occasional side trip into a delightful, thunderous, grinding electric space, like on The Rift,” – Twangville
Earlier this year, their NPRMusic Tiny Desk submission for “Break My Body’s Speed” was featured on the Tiny Desk blog. “Lead singer Melissa Elizabeth Wright seems to draw from a deep, soulful reservoir as she sings – especially on the titular refrain.” And The Bluegrass Situation premiered “Somebody Else By Your Name” in April.
More about Mink’s Miracle Medicine: Mink’s Miracle Medicine began to explore the potential of sonic minimalism in country music. What could happen if each song was reduced to its purest form?: A telecaster guitar, weeping plucking and gliding over harmony, a simple three-piece drum kit crooning alongside, and above it, a singular powerful voice.
The idea birthed reality. Melissa Elizabeth Wright and Daniel Zezeski played their first show together to a packed comic book shop. Since then, they have gone on to play all over the United States, indulging their deep-seated fascination with freight trains and cross-country road trips. Citing influence from artists like Patsy Cline, Hank Williams, Neil Young, and The Beatles, their sound is raw, earthy and smells like a long and winding road that weaves around an undeniable longing, calling to mind early Tom Petty and shades of Patti Smith.
5/25 NYC, NY @ Rockwood Music Hall
5/26 Shepherdstown, WV @ Domestic
6/2 Winchester, VA @ Bright Box
6/3 Berryville, VA @ Barns of Rose Hill
6/9 Washington, DC @ Gypsy Sally’s