The Peppermints "Jesus Chryst"

PAW 7 cd/lp


street date: June 21, 2005


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Over the years San Diegoís THE PEPPERMINTS have brutalized many a town, blown out many a speaker, blackened many an eye, and blistered many an eardrum. What began as an idea (pure, dirty, and loud) became an ideal for these self-proclaimed kings and queens of experimental barfy trash-rock.  The Animal Collective, having befriended the group years ago and being thoroughly impressed with their sound and live show, asked them to record this record for their Paw Tracks imprint.  Often compared to groups like Melt Banana, Joan Jett, The Fall, and The Soft Boys, but ultimately flummoxing even the most erudite and articulate critic, THE PEPPERMINTS now unleash their second full-length JESUS CHRYST and await the rapture. 


- Press, radio, and retail promotion by Fanatic

- Peppermints will be touring America for six weeks all summer

- UK press and radio promotion by Mutante

- European promotion by Dense

- They have already made lots of fans by touring America three times

- Peppermints toured the west coast last fall with the Hot Snakes

- Peppermints have played with The Ruins, Mars Volta, Moving Units, Black Dice, Animal Collective, and Glass Candy amongst others.

- Most of Jesus Chryst recorded/engineered by Gar Wood of the Hot Snakes


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Peppermints BIO

The Peppermints have been bratting around the world since 1997. Born in Bonsall , California (world avocado capital), they soon slithered into San Diego , world capital of military bases and wet burritos. They slimed their way through the music-scene muck to become the queens and king of what they call "experimental barfy trash-rock." Their sound has been compared at times to the likes of GG Allin, The Fall, Melt Banana, Joan Jett, The Coachwhips, The Soft Boys, Wire, and Noh Mercy, but critics have been flummoxed trying to define the Peppermints. Their first releases were cassettes on the Ivy Oh! imprint. Later, they put out a 7" on Pet Set Records, then an EP on Ivy Oh! and NGWTT. On April Fools' Day, 2003, out came Sweettooth Abortion (with guest appearances by members of Kill Me Tomorrow) on Pandacide Records. They have toured the west coast too many times to count, including a 2004 fall tour with the Hot Snakes, and have done the US at least three times that they can remember. Other acts who have shared the stage with the Peppermints include The Ruins, The Gossip, Lovelife, Semiautomatic, The Cherry Valence, Melt Banana, Mars Volta, Arab On Radar, Moving Units, Black Dice, Avey Tare and Panda Bear, Glass Candy, No Knife, the Get Hustle, and Young People. In December 2004, Thrasher Magazine featured the Peppermints prominently in their special King of the Road double-issue cover story. One Peppermint has led another life in the band T Tauri. And the rest is yet to come...


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