Knowing that singer and songwriter Casey Burge once took a break from music in favor of working on farms is a little confounding, given that the debut single from his new band, Minden, sounds basically nothing like a farm, the environs of a farm or, really, anyone who’s ever spent any time at all near a farm.
“Swift Way On” has a glossy pop sound calling to mind glittering lights and late nights in some big city full of romantic sophisticates. It’s glamorous, a little gritty and oh so catchy, with a big, bold beat, smooth and seductive bass, spiky guitars and Burge’s sleepy, bemused vocals. It’s a triumphant debut, especially given that Minden has been playing together for barely five months, since Burge formed the group after moving to Kansas City late in 2010.
The single, b/w “Shine the Trophy Up,” is due June 21 on local label The Record Machine.
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