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  • Record/Vinyl + Digital Album

    12" Vinil reissue of Slow, with new artwork by José Feitor, including a magnificent LP back cover.
    Includes free download of all tracks on the album, plus "Row" EP.

    Includes unlimited streaming of Slow via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.
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  • Compact Disc (CD) + Digital Album

    This 4-panel digipak edition, with a 16-page booklet, features artwork and illustrations by long time Minta & The Brook Trout collaborator José Feitor. Song lyrics inside!

    From May 12th 2017 onwards, you'll get a code to download "Row", a new 3-song EP, for free when purchasing the CD version of "Slow".

    Includes unlimited streaming of Slow via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.
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  • Cassette + Digital Album

    Gaylord's Party Music is proud to be rereasling MInta & The Brook Trout's latest album S L O W on tape in the States! Only 70 copies available of this beautiful bunch of plastic, paper & sound with artwork by José Feitor (josefeitor.blogspot.pt).

    "You need this. Minta makes dope music. Plain and simple. Gaylord guaranteed."
    - Gaylord Edmonton

    Includes unlimited streaming of Slow via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.
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  • Streaming + Download

    Includes unlimited streaming via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.

    Download includes full pdf booklet, gorgeously arranged and illustrated by José Feitor.
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1.
Bangles 03:11
I didn’t want to leave the house But I followed you You left our table for the dance floor I never knew I sat there looking at the old barkeep Such sad eyes For no amount of beauty would he crack a smile You can bet I’d dance if I could do it I would glide on by Keep my distance from the wall You can bet I’d dance if I could do it I would glide on by I would sway and they would fall I’ve changed my mind a million times All morning long I picked through bracelets and bangles They all felt wrong Is this whole city hung over? How the sidewalk sticks To the rubber beneath my toes
2.
A bearded band Playing sad songs Plaid and denim, head to toe You slow dance On bare feet With someone you’re not sure you want to know Now the singer’s going on about how Everyone’s suddenly really into food He tucks his hair Behind his ear You wonder what he looks like in the nude The band takes a break Before the second set You step outside to smoke a cigarette You shelter the flame Inside your winter jacket It’s not even eleven yet Now your mind jumps back to the early morning Looking out the window, half asleep The neighbor’s cat Coming home real proud A sparrow trapped between his teeth
3.
Colin Call 03:48
Reading the cheerful taglines On the places you can still afford to rent You wonder where the money went It was just there Scaling up the blurry pictures Flashes bouncing off the windowpanes Paint peeling off the wooden frames Dust everywhere Crooked tiles on the bathroom walls Funny little entrance halls It gets to be Too much to bear Could you ever call it home? All you wanted was A country house in the city Fruit trees, luscious and pretty Needing no care A respectable assortment of linen Some go-to menus for dinner And quiet weekends
4.
Holy Trinity 03:05
Walked by the place where I first came to be And where my father was born thirty-four years before me It was named After the Holy Trinity Third generation heathen Born among the tireless sisters A late addition To a very fragile sum And now that I’m barely younger Than they were when they had me I let myself stop and wonder At the Holy Trinity I lost track of afternoons in books We were never allowed any pets Except for the turtles who died In their sad little tank And they would argue in restaurants Even after they finally called it quits Their hard-won cool burning up In a matter of seconds
5.
Little Falls 03:39
I’ve never read a single page of the bible And sleep wants nothing to do with me I wasn’t looking for a friend or a rival But if you're going to force me to choose you know which one I’ll be You’ve got nothing on me So back the hell down You’ve got nothing on me You are a clever storyteller; I will give you that Given the chance you’d make the world see red Yet I’d much rather not engage in these antics Don’t you get enough trouble from the voices in your head? You’ve got nothing on me So back the hell down Back the hell down I’ve seen the ink in your neck I’ve seen the friends that you’ve made I’ve seen you breaking all the rules I know the words that you preach And the excuses you make Bad workers always blame their tools
6.
Sand 03:21
Our heads are hurting and our eyes are heavy And the sun is shining down too bright Our lips are dry and our limbs are aching And the sun is shining down too bright Both feet in the sand Chin up, baby Skin pulled tight and chimes in our ears The air is burning It’s not quite what we had in mind The air is burning
7.
Never had a favorite color Never won a single fight I still can’t cook like a grown up And I was late to learn how to drive I should I could I’ll try I might Yet there’s something I got right I’ve got you to come home to Mostly I stay out of trouble On the right side of the tracks I just kind of lost my nerve and Didn’t work to win it back
8.
Old Habits 03:24
No it doesn’t make me look like a million bucks No, not even close, you see That is not my color, dear, and it never was You should know that after thirty-seven years There are days when I regret the hour we met But I know I’d be lost out on my own I’m tired Please take me home Sometimes when I wake up I feel so light and free Then I turn and see you lying next to me Can’t remember when I last spent the night away Come to think of it, I can’t think of the day
9.
I can’t handle the summer How I long for the slippery sidewalks Water dripping into my neck Riding on a crowded bus I’d write some good advice On the foggy glass Along the lines of Take it slow Learn to let it go Take it slow I can’t handle the summer I can’t handle the heat I fall in love every two seconds It’s kind of embarrassing And I ignore the nagging voice Trying to give me good advice Along the lines of Take it slow Learn to let it go Take it slow
10.
In Spain 03:05
In a rusty drawer In the other room Covered in rubber bands And old day planners There’s a photograph Of the two of you In love In Spain A couple of heartbreakers Sunburn Canvas shoes Matching headaches And matching tattoos Where did those people go The two who could steal the show? In love In Spain
11.
I’d win the award For most amusing on board Why don’t you want to dance with me? I’ve been to the fjords Spent a semester abroad Why don’t you want to sleep with me? I’ve been getting to know Your father and his wife I’d been plotting my way My way into your life I used to live on the fence But now I just want to dance Why don’t want to sway with me? My heart is solid gold I always do what I'm told Why wouldn’t you want to carry me? I’ve been getting to know Your father and his wife I’d win the award I swear you’d never be bored You’re light blue eyed That’s from your mother’s side Now you won’t even look at me I’ve been getting to know I guess it hardly qualifies As the end of the world

about

released February 26th 2016 on Norte Sul/Valentim de Carvalho

All songs by Francisca Cortesão
Arranged by Minta & The Brook Trout

Produced by Mariana Ricardo and Francisca Cortesão

Recorded by Nelson Carvalho at Valentim de Carvalho, Paço de Arcos, assisted by João Pedreira, Tiago de Sousa and João Mendes, on September and November 2015

Additional recordings by Mariana Ricardo and Francisca Cortesão, at Hide and Make Inactive,
from October to December 2015

Mixed by Nelson Carvalho at Valentim de Carvalho, December 2015

Mastered by Roger Seibel at SAE Mastering, in Phoenix, Arizona, January 2016

Artwork by José Feitor
Band photos by Vera Marmelo

credits

released February 26, 2016

Minta & The Brook Trout · S L O W

Francisca Cortesão: vox, acoustic and electric guitar *
Mariana Ricardo: vox, bass **
Bruno Pernadas: electric guitar
Margarida Campelo: fender rhodes, keyboard, vox***
Nuno Pessoa: drums, vox

Tomás Sousa plays drums live.

* banjo on 2 and 11, synth on 9, ukulele on 11
** ukulele on 1 and 5, banjo on 1, percussion on 1 and 6, synth on 3, 5 and 11
*** piano on 3

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Minta & The Brook Trout make music in Lisbon.
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