Miners and Gardeners are an Indie folk/rock band, based in Minneapolis. Their sound blends expressive vocals alongside expansive arrangements, introspective lyrics and waves of sound that occasionally roar and bite- think R.E.M., Death Cab for Cutie, Bright Eyes and others.
The band started as a family trio, playing for a number of years in their previous folk-rock band, The Sock Angels. After 3 albums and various shows around the Twin Cities, that band folded when Mandy and then-drummer Andy Langenfeld relocated to London for several years. In 2012, the band reformed, with new member (and native of Argentina) Franco Meschini taking over lead vocal duties for a time. They recorded a 4-song EP (EP1) before Meschini returned to Argentina for university.
In 2014, the band released a new EP, with all songs composed and performed by singer-songwriter Dan Mynes.
Dan Mynes – Guitars/Bass/Keys/Vox