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MINT STATE / Press

"Now and again, we like to go for a magical mystery surf across social media in order to discover the finest music, and recently we came across an act that fits such a disposition – Long Island indie pop band Mint State, who caught our attention with their End Of An Error EP. Melt Into The Ground is an energetic, bouncy opener built on the foundations of great guitar work. They then slow it down for the polished, emotion-fueled Annie, Keep Running which is notable for its memorable writing; a trend that continues into the smooth Attention. The sublime Far Away is highlighted by a triumphant chorus, and in no time at all, they cap off in exciting fashion with a cover of Death Cab For Cutie’s Follow You Into The Dark."

“I don’t know what the error was that we’re at the end of, but it definitely wasn’t Mint State’s music.”

“The party starts with “Melt Into the Ground”, setting the tone for the rest of the EP and casting a pretty big shadow over the other songs. Things get serious with “Annie, Keep Running”, and “Attention”, which keeps yours riveted, and by the time the music fade out, you’ll feel changed.”

“It’s a gritty, abrasive take on the genre, the four songs packing a pretty strong right hook.”

"Next up, for those of you made nervous by urban music, is a rock band out of Long Island. Mint State is straight up guitars and drums and some guy singing something about some chick. It’s rock and roll, man. Trust me, you’ll like it."

“...this is EP is a wonderful experience that deserves a thoughtful and undistracted listen. The lyrics are wonderful to sing along with, the bass is delightfully nuanced without drawing attention away from the sound of the guitar pulled together with a great rhythm and beat. The end result is a seamless sound and feeling that forces its audience to pay attention and consider the world around them.”