PRLog - Nov. 2, 2011 - Back on the West Coast after a well-received performance at CMJ Music Marathon 2011 in New York City, Mind the Gap is celebrating their nomination at All Indie Magazine’s All Indie Music Awards in the Best Rock and Best Alternative category, to be held February 10 at the Key Club on the legendary Sunset Strip (9039 W. Sunset Blvd, West Hollywood). The awards show promotes and gives special recognition to the best unsigned and independent music artists from around the world, showcasing them in Hollywood during Grammy week.
All Indie Magazine joins a string of influential media outlets recognizing the quality inherent in the multicultural quartet’s debut CD, The Good Fight, as well as their continuing assault on the live scene with last month’s weekly residency at The Bootleg Theater. These four musicians from the four corners of the globe aim their music like a shotgun blast through the insipid airwaves of current music.
The band’s influence was most recently discovered by Sonicbids making them one of only 10 bands worldwide to be featured on the 2011 Sonic Bids CMJ Music Sampler.
Describing themselves as “A Korean, a Sri Lankan, A Mexican, and a Jew from Cleveland,” what they really are is a set of amazing acoustic harmonies fused with cutting edge modern technology as demonstrated in the band’s first two singles, “Once You Leave,” a sing-along single with a strong techno backbeat and “Meant to Be,” a guitar-driven love song ironic in all the right ways.
Mind the Gap formed in 2008 when singer/songwriter duo Cahn & Yang met music producers Ruwanga Samath & Ozzy Doniz of The Bird Call. The collaboration was formed with the help of Music Supervisor Jonathan McHugh and the new group quickly got to work on main title songs for films including Mass Animation: Live Music and The Education of Charlie Banks. They were also commissioned to write theme songs for TV shows on Discovery, A&E, History, VH1 and Playboy TV. Their latest placement, Mind the Gap’s cover of power pop legend Dwight Tilley’s "Looking for the Magic," appears as the end title song on "Who's Next", a new Lionsgate film being released at the Toronto Film Fest next year.
While licensing music, Mind the Gap have also been performing across the country including shows in Los Angeles, New York City and Chicago. They have performed at High Sierra Music Festival ’10, CMJ Music & Film Marathon ’10 and ’11 and Canadian Music Fest ’11. While on tour, they received media attention that included being awarded AOL’s Spinner Download of the Day.
Upcoming Show Dates
• November 18 Mind The Gap in Los Angeles, CA at Hotel Cafe
1623 1/2 N. Cahuenga Blvd. Los Angeles, 323-461-2040, hotelcafe.com
• November 22 Mind The Gap in Santa Monica, CA at The Central
1348 14th St., Santa Monica, 310-451-5040, centralsapc.com
For interview requests, or a copy of The Good Fight, contact Kim Koury at Spin Public Relations firstname.lastname@example.org (310) 497-6324.
Spin Public Relations
"What is truly impressive about Mind the Gap is that each song has a distinct personality there is layering and depth and unexpected nuance."
Paula Munoz (Music Connection)
"Mind the Gap adds endearing and charming harmonies that make their tracks easy to listen to, similar to The Morning Benders, but more grounded. Their true passion for music shines through their recently released debut album, “The Good Fight.” The whole album is thoughtful, reflective and soulful." Listen Before You Buy [Blog]
"The whole album has a mellow yet upbeat pop singer songwriter feel with added harmonies and instrumentation. If you want something easy and feel good this is a perfect listen." Music Vagabond [Blog]
"Mind the Gap’s latest album, “The Good Fight,” plays around with classic song structure but also sparkles in a different light via modern influences. Go from club-thumping beats to slower pop tunes about a forlorn lover? Mind the Gap doesn’t find changing aesthetics much of a challenge." Buzz Bands LA [Blog]
"There are a bunch of songs on this self released album that I would consider “HITS” in the mainstream sense of the word. I’d be surprised if these guys don’t get all top 40 on us and forget about the little music blogs when they play sold out arenas." The New LoFi [Blog]
"The band is a melting pot of diversity and mature rhythms, acoustic and electronic. Put the pot on a stove and after just a few songs on their debut 12-track album the intense laid-back creativity of Mind The Gap begins to boil over." The Music Court [Blog]
"Mind the Gap serves up sugary sweet acoustic rock with the occasional dash of electro for good measure. “Smile Back at You” is the sort of track that could be spinning in your head for hours." 365 Albums a Year [Blog]
‘Once You Leave’ – “From the cinematic tension of the opening, to the soaring chorus, I’m hooked and ‘singing’ along.” Burning Ear [Blog]
“Once You Leave by LA quartet Mind the Gap is an icy cool slice of radio friendly electronic-rock that echoes the sound that brought Foster the People into the US Top 10 this summer, as well as reminding me slightly of ‘Sunshine’
The Metaphorical Boat [Blog]
“A very much Andrew Bird style of instrumentation plays a perfect counterpoint to catchy, finger-snapping melodies.”