If you liked the candy coated synth/indie pop goodness of Portland based Minden’s 2013 debut, Exotic Cakes, you’re going to love new single Artist Statement, taken from its follow up, the forthcoming album Sweet, Simple Things.

Taking the lead from the likes of Peter, Bjorn and John and even Unknown Mortal Orchestra, Artist Statement takes the same saccharine funk pop of the former, and draped in a little bit the pop psychedelia of the latter, but with their own take on it. Frontman Casey Burge’s vocals are reminiscent of Alexis Taylors in Hot Chip, exuding a wryness and wink of the eye that makes them so enjoyable, while he lays down his ideas, with lyrics referencing the curated personas we choose to put forward to the world.

Listen to, and fall in love with Minden and Artist Statement, here

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