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Black Maria 05:41
Hipswinger 06:46
All Hail 06:18


“With AUM, MINOTAURS remind us how political empowerment and a deep sense of personal joy are not mutually exclusive. The stirring beats, horns, textures, and wordplay here aim for hearts and minds but also laser beams for the feet to get our bodies hopping to the rhythms of possibility. AUM rallies anyone with high definition vision to keep their eyes sharp in a low resolution world.” – Vish Khanna


released May 26, 2017

Produced and edited by Nathan Lawr. Additional production by Stuart Bogie.

Recorded by Chris Stringer at Union Sound Company, Toronto.
Additional recording by Nathan Lawr and Dustin Seabrook at Arthur North and Bry’s Garage, Guelph, Ontario; by Stuart Bogie in New Haven, Connecticut; and Zane Whitfield at North of Princess, Kingston, Ontario.
Mixed by Jeff McMurrich at 6 Nassau, Toronto.
Mastered by Noah Mintz at Lacquer Channel.
Artwork and layout by Gregory Pepper.

Financial assistance generously provided by the Canada Council for the Arts.

Performed by MINOTAURS:
Nathan Lawr: percussion, vocals, synths
AJ Johnson: drums, vocals
Dustin Seabrook: guitar, baritone guitar
Greg Smith: bass, vocals
Thomas Hammerton: keyboards, vocals
Dan Gooch: trumpet, vocals, horn arrangements on Hipswinger and All Hail
Jay Hay: baritone sax, flute, chorale arrangement on Hipswinger
Steve Ward: trombone
and guests:
Stuart Bogie: tenor sax
Steph Yates and Alanna Gurr: vocals on Don’t Turn Away, All Hail, and Wildered and Witched.
Sarah Harmer: vocals on I’ll Keep Your Shit With Mine


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MINOTAURS Guelph, Ontario

Minotaurs are a nine-piece band blending the churning funk rhythms of Fela-Kuti-style Afrobeat and the deliberate songcraft of indie rock. The dynamic rhythm section is complemented by massive billows from the horn section; it’s a dance party, but a smart one where Lawr’s thoughtful, impassioned lyrics don’t take a back seat to the funk. ... more

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