MIMICO is an interstellar trio formed in Toronto in 2011 comprised of Ben Oginz, Jeremiah Knight, and Nick Kervin. Named for a Toronto suburb, they traffic in an expansive brand of psychedelic, synth driven post-rock. Their forthcoming record, Hi-Action, combines the influences of film music and prog with a homegrown Sci-Fi mysticism.
Produced by Justin Small of the Juno award-winning instrumental band Do Make Say Think, Hi-Action features cameos from violinist Laura C. Bates (Volür) and vocals from Ida Maidstone (Hush Pup). Recorded partly at the legendary, countryside Bathhouse Studio during a sweltering heat wave and later, during a polar vortex in Toronto at Palace Sound, the warm analog sound of Hi-Action features heavy use of Mellotron, vintage synthesizers, and searing guitar tones. Moving from one hazy extreme to the other, Hi-Action travels the zig-zagging trajectory of the band’s sound.
The crushingly heavy space-motorik trio’s live performances have earned them direct support invitations from King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard, Preoccupations, Do Make Say Think, Protomartyr, and Metz.
Mimico’s Hi-Action will be released worldwide the fall of 2019 via Hand Drawn Dracula.