We’re The Minor Leagues. We live in Cincinnati. We make pop music with big melodies and interesting arrangements. We’ve often been compared to Belle & Sebastian, the New Pornographers and the Apples In Stereo. We are pleased by those comparisons.
You may have heard of us. Maybe you haven’t. Either way, we have a new album out this fall! And we’re really excited about it, so listen up!
It‘s our sixth full-length. And we‘d like to think it‘s our best yet. Notably, it’s our first album recorded outside of Cincinnati (Nashville, Tenn.); it’s our first album done in a studio (the famed Butcher Shoppe, owned by John Prine and Dave Ferguson); and it‘s our first album recorded with a real, live producer (the famed Sean Sullivan).
And while the recordings were sewn in the summer swelter of Music City, USA, the music within captures the melancholy of slate-gray autumn in Cincinnati. Or autumn in North College Hill, to be precise.
Yes, it’s another TML concept album. North College Hill -- an enclave in the northern Cincinnati suburbs -- takes center stage this time. During the course of a 10-song cycle, we address the notion of “hometown,” while trying to cope with a childhood that seems to slip farther and farther away with every old store in town that goes out of business, with every old friend that splits town.
Wow, that sounds pretentious. Perhaps it is. We‘d like to think of it as an artistic statement. With guitars!
Point being, we want as many people to hear this artistic statement as possible. So we really need your help. We‘re putting the album out this fall through Datawaslost Records, out of Chicago. But our funding isn’t exactly overflowing.
With your kind Kickstarter donation, we can press and promote this album like crazy. We‘re asking for $1,250. If we meet that goal, we can make more copies of our new record than any previous TML album. We can send more copies of the album out to the world than any previous TML album. We can tour the country. We can conquer the world!
Really, thanks so much for any help! The English language can’t adequately express our appreciation. We’re so excited about this new album, and we hope you are too. Hopefully we’ll see you soon at a show. Thanks!!
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