Lifejackets

by Mimas

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After the success of their debut album The Worries, Danish boys Mimas return with their second offering Lifejackets. It's is a natural progression from the intricate post-rock of their debut. Lifejackets feels like a beautiful journey through the hearts and minds of Danish boys Snaevar Albertsson (vocals, guitar, trumpet), Daniel Beck (guitar), Lasse Christensen (drums) and Gert Jorgensen (bass, vocals).

With gorgeous layered guitar melodies and a cerebral quirkiness unique to the Scandinavian four-piece, Lifejackets is an amalgamation between US indie legends American Football and indie folk oddball Darwin Deez. This is most apparent on 'La Moustache Formidable', as Snaevar bellows proudly that he's "growing a moustache in my apartment". However, the band display a brilliant range on this album, moving away from the quirks and showing a deeper side on tracks like 'Manflu'. The album was mixed by Addi 800 (Blur, Sigur Ros, Bjork) and mastered by Grammy nominee Chris Tsangarides (Depeche Mode, Judas Priest, Thin Lizzy) and it's hard to believe such an accomplished album is only their second to date.

They are no strangers to the live scene either. They've toured all over Europe playing with bands like Mono, Why? and Menomena. Last year, they were even invited to play the legendary Roskilde Festival and the boys are still in demand as they prepare to hit the UK again at the end of the year. Having already toured the UK three times and with glowing reviews and praise from places like Drowned in Sound and established tastemakers such as BBC Radio 1's Huw Stephens, Mimas' live set is something not to be missed.

Lifejackets features beautiful, meandering melodies and simple, refreshingly peculiar musings on life and love; they are a band who don't take themselves too seriously, however this is an album that simply must command your attention. Magnificent.

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released October 25, 2010

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