Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Goodbye 2008.

Wow. So that was 2008. What a year...

So many things happened I don't really know where to start...

This very blog began it's existence in january and has about 135 posts this far... Some of them have been relevant news, others have been recommendations, whilse most of them have been total rubbish and non-sense. We thank the faithful readers for staying with us. Thank you, we love you in the not so very homosexual way. We also finished the recordings of our album in January. A recording process that almost took a year in itself, because in real life we can't play our instruments.

We spent most of february mixing the album and horsing around and playing foozball, or table football.

In march we finalized the sound of the record by mastering it with Morten Bue. He reminds me a little bit of the pig from looney tunes, but is much nicer and knows how to turn buttons! We supported the great Menomena at Voxhall was another highlight for us. A really great band filled with a lot of great guys. No one scored.

We played with the very nice people from Cats and Cats and Cats in April and made good friends with their records label Big Scary Monsters by sending them homevideos of us posing and some homemade cookies. These manoeuvres of ours resulted in them putting our song Cats On Fire on a beautiful compilation called 50 Not Out featuring some incredible bands such as Maps And Atlases, This Town Needs Guns, Pennines, Marvins Revolt, Anathallo, Blakfish, Copy Haho, Jeniferever, Jonquil, Richard Walters, Rolo Tomassi, Sam Isaac, Tubelord and Yndi Halda to name a few. Kev from BSM would love me if I told you that you'll get a free copy of this compilation when you order a CD from the BSM shop. But I'm not going to do that, that would just be to low.

May was awesome for us. First of all we supported one of our collective favorite bands Why? in Copenhagen, and it was really great fun. Although running out of gas on the way home and me and Gert running several miles after more wasn't the best fun I've had in years. Looking back on that I can almost smile, but definitely not laugh. We took a short trip to the great England and played a couple of shows. One with our good friends Lakes where we played in front of them, Martin, Edd from Prego, Carlos, the staff and a drunk. Really good fun! Oxford the day after was filled with strangers on the other hand. We supported the beautiful This Town Needs Guns. Was a great and important night, mostly because of the very cheap Fosters they serve at The Cellar... We also supported Jeniferever in Århus and told them they have to eat more burgers!

In June we enjoyed the summer and ate a lot of ice cream. We ate different ones and we also recieved an E-mail from Kevin Douch aka Mr. Big Scary Monsters Records telling us that thay wanted to sign Mimas and make us famous and give is millions of dollars and pounds. Our reaction was of course to buy some more ice cream and eat it and then going to Rosilde Festival to get severely hammered. Seriously though, this was very important to us. And so is ice cream.

The Silent Ballet wanted Cats On Fire so bad that they put it on their digital compilation in july! It helped very much, and was downloaded by millions of people all over the universe. Pretty cool, huh? We were busy as hell creating a video for Cats On Fire, which you've all seen by now. Satan, our beloved van got stolen and was used in a robbery... I am beginning to think that the van is pure evil. Kind of like the little girl in The Exorcist, just more like a big van insted of a girl body. This far the has broken down a number of times, been stolen and has been spray-painted on. It just never stops. We wrote some new songs inspired by Satan: Rotting Rodents, Touring The Riot Scene and Sodapop Stalkers.

In august we finally signed to Big Scary Monsters Records! On the 31st we took the ferry to good ol' England.

September we toured in England for two weeks. So many great gigs, so many good bands, so many nice people, so many floors to sleep on, so much junk food, so many salt and vinegar crisps, so many bad jokes, so many deadlines, so many soundcheck, so many miles, so little sleep. It was all awesome. Seriously enjoyed a lot of the cities such as Oxford, London, Norwich, Ipswich (yes, it actually rocked), Southampton, Bolton (yes, they did too. I will never forget us being rather drunk and playing our ass off while climbing monitors and drinking till 3 am, then taking a taxi home with one of the promoter who was so pissed, she couldn't find her way to their home! The next day we played football on a huge field, so it was all good) Southampton, Brighton and Birmingham. We really have to thank the cool bands we got the chance to play with: Crowns On The Rats Orchestra, This Town Needs Guns, Pennines, Colour, Everyone To The Anderson, Lebanons, The Great Eschimo Hoax, Kumiss, Ute and the other band from Oxford who broke up and lots more I can't remember now, sorry. Thanks to all the people who came to see us! You're the best. We'll be back soon. Biggest thanks goes to Edd Simpson. We we're also in 1st place at Soundvenues High 5 list for two weeks in a row! We released the video for Cats On Fire and The Worries was chosen as the album of the week at a Spanish FM radio station.

October! We released our album in the UK! It got really great reviews! Why? I don't know. We got a feature in Rock Sound and nice review of our album. Sweet...

In november we signed to yet another really good independent label. This one is called Distile Records and is based in Paris. They will release The Worries in Europe in february 2009, and guess what, the album will be pressed as a digipack! The label is also lining up a really nice european tour in june 2009. Distile Records rock! Danish magazine Gaffa was really nice to us and gave our album a good review

December has been great. We've written some new songs and have just about six new songs to record. We'll probably start recording in february, and we can't wait! We played a really cool christmas party and again followed by nice words from Gaffa. We recorded a cover of This Town Needs Guns and will be releasing it on Big Scary Monsters very soon.

So all in all it's been a pretty productive year! Beside all this, things have been happening! I became a father to the most beautiful girl in May, USA elected a black president, which means we'll be getting rid of the republicans, finally. The world is in recession, but seems like most people still are enjoying life! And that's most important.

Saturday, December 27, 2008

Do you read italian?!

Yes you do! Read this nice review!

And watch this nice video!

Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Do you want to listen to a new Mimas song???

This has been copy/pasted from our myspace. Lazy...!

Hey guys. It's christmas! And we want to give you a little present. On the 24th and 25th of december you'll be able to stream a demo of one of our new songs called 'Smom'. We recorded most of it live in our rehearsel room. We hope you enjoy it!

Have a merry christmas!


Friday, December 19, 2008

Can and String...

... says The Worries is in there top 3 albums of 2008.

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

The sweetest boy alive.

A bit bored. Recording.... boring

Trommer i kassen!

The title for this post is in danish. It means that the drums are in the box! And that means that Lasse just nailed the drums for our weird version of This Town Needs Guns classic hit '26 Is Dancier Than 4'! Gert is doing his baslines while I am typing these words. It's gonna be crazy!

You didn't hear it from me, but I've heard that Mimas might just put some kind of a christmas present on their myspace on the 24th! WHUUT?!


Sunday, December 14, 2008

Oh yeah, bitch!

Dizzle hizzle.

Thanks to the people who showed up saturday. We played some really cool mistakes, but hey, everyone survived! We enjoyed it. Apart from the bad sound onstage and apparently the bad sound everywhere else. We got a nice review from the nice people at nice Gaffa. Nice!

Has everyone bought all their christmas presents yet? I havn't and I am going to hate to do it. Can't very well use the financial crisis as an excuse not to do it since everyone will be buying me gifts. Everyone!

Does anyone want to go to a blur gig with me soon?


Thursday, December 11, 2008

Christmas presents?

People! It's almost christmas! We decided to make you an offer you can't refuse.

You get:

1 x Hands Will Carry EP
1 x Mimas T-shirt
1 x Nice christmas cookies
1 x A little christmas note made by Mimas

You give:

€20 Euro/17 pounds/150 Kr! Including shipping!

Not Bad?!


Wednesday, December 10, 2008


Hey everyone. We'll be playing a gig in Århus this saturday, and as always we'd love to see you there for some nice headbanging and devilhorns. Or just some friendly conersation and more or less good music. We'll be selling our T-shirts there (there are only 30 left and we will not be pressing them again. If you want one, buy here at our myspace).

We'll be playing a new song on saturday called SMOM. It's about all the stepmothers that have been whores and have had sex with both father and sons. Sorry to surprise you!

I hope everyone is well in these juletides.


The X-mas party was very crazy...

Saturday, December 6, 2008

Christmas party!

We've just started our annual X-mas party! It's going to be crazy! Us, Kenn, Andreas and Martin will be getting really drunk and eating herring, meatballs, and drinking a lot SNAPS!

Here is a vid from the party last year!


Sunday, November 30, 2008

Los Marachas

1: You're in a dark room, only lit with three red lights and a screen with Halloween rolling over it. The main theme from the movie fills the room.

2: Three people or on a stage against just about 40 effect pedals. A drummer is carried on stage by a big, bearded man. They're taped together with gaffa.

3: The members are all dressed in shorts and one of them is wearing a Darth Vader mask.

4: The next 45 minutes your ears will be pierced by the sound, loudness and noise coming from these four individuals. Every single note and beat are improvised. By the end of the concert both your ears will be bleeding.

5: You were at the Los Marachas concert in Århus yesterday.

Lasse and I play in Los Marachas along with Leif n from January Jaunt and Casper G formerly in stanley k.

And now a list over the pedals:

Snævar uses:

T-Rex Replica

T-Rex Mudhoney
T-Rex Compa-Nova Compressor
Big Muff Pi
Boss DD3
Boss RC20 Loop station
Boss RV-5 Reverb
Ernie Ball Volume Pedal
Boss DD20 Giga Delay
Fender Tuner
Digitech Whammy (Kindly lended by Daniel Malling Beck)

Casper uses:

MXR 10-Band Graphic EQ
T-Rex Mudhoney
EHX Big Muff
Boss CS-3
Empress Super Delay
Dunlop Wah
Boss DD3
Ernie Ball Volume Pedal
Korg Tuner
Boss DD-5
MG Pedals - That's Echo Folks (with pigs-tail)
EHX Holier Grail

Friday, November 28, 2008

Mimas Needs Guns

Hey guys.

WOW! It's been just about five days since my last post! Sorry! So sorry!

We're working on a cover of This Town Needs Guns song. Which is very crazy cause those guys are way better than us. The song is called '26 Is Dancier Than 4', but we're going to change that to '26 Is Danish For 4'. That's much better! If you don't know these guys, do yourself a favour and listen to them here! You can listen to the song as well. And no, we're not going to play it like they do (as if we can), we're going to change it a lot.

I havn't told anyone else yet, but Mimas will be on national TV in December. I'll post some details on this on our websites soon. It's in danish, so I guess you foreigners find this pretty amusing. Look:

Sunday, November 23, 2008

Funny myspace adds!

This one came from a band called Stop Motion:

'hello! if you want, you can just accept us and not bother about listening, i will actually be really happy if you do that. chris x'

Some way to promote a band! Fuck.


Friday, November 21, 2008

Glögg and Æbleskiver and The Julekalender

This is glögg:

This is Æblæskiver:

This is The Julekalender:

And we're going to enjoy these things tonight. Glögg is red wine, with cinnamon, raisins, almonds and stuff. Æbleskiver is like a pancake, only it has the form of a ball. We're going to get rather drunk, that's for sure.

I think you should listen to this:

Owen - Bad News


Sunday, November 16, 2008

Funny myspace adds...

We just got this one:

'Vi har engang spist en hund. Seriøst.'

It means something like 'We once ate a dog. Seriously.'

I like that.

Saturday, November 15, 2008

It's my birthday!

Hey faithful readers!

I woke up today at 11 am (after a good night of drinking) and my girlfriend had made me scrambled eggs and bacon! What a great way to turn 24! I got an awesome Project Debut 3 turntable and right now I am listening to the sweet tones of 'Born Into Trouble as the Sparks Fly Upward' by the Silver Mt. Zion. I'd love to release some Mimas on vinyl one day.

Nothing interesting to tell you guys today. Hope you're having a great weekend!


Thursday, November 13, 2008

Full moon.

It's full moon and it's staring right at me. It's saying 'Blake! Stop doing that Blake! It's not funny!' But I'm not Blake. I don't even look like Blake. At all. Look at the picture. It's not me. THATS Blake. Not me Mr. Moon.

I bought the danish music magazine Soundvenue 30 minutes ago. It has a review of our record in it. I've mentioned the review before, it's not the best one we've got, but I bought the magazine anyway. I also bought two cokes. The price was over a 100 danish kroners! Stupid! Well... I'm looking forward to read a bit about Deerhoof, Deerhunter and Annuals. And drinking coke. And listening to a very rhough recording I did of a new song we made today. It's a very special feeling leaving the rehearsel studio after having created something with your fellow bandmember that you're really happy about. It's actually not very far from the three bands I just mentioned, if you put in a bit of Animal Collective in as well. And of course... not to forget... the always inspiring... Sigur Rós... and Mogwai (that was a joke). The song might end up being called 'Growing A Moustache In Your Apartment' or 'Throwing A Moustache In Your Apartement'. Whatever you like best. So we're working on six songs at the moment and it's much fun. We really want to start recording some bass and drum tracks in February but we can't really say if we'll have enough songs for an album at that point, but we're going to do our best.

We have a christmas gig in Århus on December 13th at Studenterhuset. We might play a new song or two! As some sort of a christmas present! Can you feel the spirit?! Jesus! Show up!

We're now booked through 5ive Roses Press in Europe, and they will be putting together a big tour for us in June 2009 which will take us to Germany, the Netherlands, Belgium, France, Italy, Switzerland and Austria. We can't wait. And hopefully we'll be able to sort some dates out for you english.

Gangster. And now to a metal recommendation:


Monday, November 10, 2008

Gaffa review

Yo shizzle hizzle from the dizzle bizzle!

Gaffa wrote a 4/6 star review on our album, The Worries. The reiview is in danish and you can read it here.

I've been sick as hell the last couple of days, and am hoping that will pass very soon. Hope you guys are well and healthy?!


Thursday, November 6, 2008

Funny myspace adds!

This is probably going to be some sort of tradition from now on. Funny Myspace adds! Some ARE funny, some are stupid, some are annoying! And you'll find them here at our blog!

Here is the latest:

'listening to the end of 'dads' is like having warm butter poured all over my balls, amazing.'

It made me laugh!


Wednesday, November 5, 2008

Monday, November 3, 2008

We're now signed to Distile Records!

Hello faithful blog readers.

We can now tell you that Mimas has signed to the very lovely, french, indie-label Distile Records! This means that Distile Records will be releasing our album 'The Worries' in Europe in February 2009 (except the UK and Denmark) We must say that we feel very lucky to be signing to Distile, and now having some good teams backing the band up regarding promotion and distribution in Europe. We will be going on our first European tour on the summer of 2009, and we are really looking forward to it!

Lots of love.


Sunday, November 2, 2008


I just wanted to thank everyone who came down to our gig in Århus yesterday. We had a really good time, and we felt that we shared that feeling with you. Both my mom and Daniels mom came to see us play! Also a big thank you to Carlos, who came all the way from London, England to see us play. Now thats cool! He was also so very kind to introduce us to this amazing artist:

You can definitely expect to hear a lot of inspiration from this guy in the next Mimas album. Definitely.

Well. We have some cool news coming your way soon. I hope you all are feeling good, and America: Remeber to vote!


Monday, October 27, 2008


Hello boys and girls! It's monday! You're at work! You're in school! You're bored! What better way to interrupt you're boring monday than with a really stupid Mimas rambling and jabbering in an interview?!


(The image is a Mimas Tilae)

Thursday, October 23, 2008

I was bored...

As I said. I was bored.


Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Recording some songs

We recorded a few demos, and I'm sorry to say we won't be putting of these for download. Although you never know if we'll be streaming a track or two as a christmas present of some sort or something! Here are some amazingly stupid pictures of yours truly.

Monday, October 20, 2008

A message from BSM Records, folks!

Kevin Douch says:

Big Scary Monsters Records are celebrating new releases from This Town Needs Guns, Tubelord, Pulled Apart By Horses and Mimas with a free digital sampler featuring MP3s from these four beauties alongside a bonus one from one of their favourite new bands, Native. Download the sampler from

Do it!

Sunday, October 19, 2008


I am in a Danny Elfman mood....

Here is a nice review of our album. It's all the way from New York! I hope the election goes well...!

Rock Sound

Here is what Rock Sound has to say about Mimas! Apologies to Jón Thór Birgisson for occasionally aping him, although I don't apologize for the lyrics in Dads.

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Feature in English magazine Maddog!

Hey! Click the image. Read an interview.

Can reviewers be unoriginal?

Hello trustful fans.

I hope you're enjoying this grey Wedensday. Well, at least it's grey in Denmark! Today we got a review from a webzine called Soundvenue. They gave us 3/6 which I think is OK, although I personally think it's worth more. The thing is that the reviewer doesn't seem to know any music other than Mogwai and Sigur Rós, which they describe as Post-Rock (and therefor we are Post-Rock as well). But why is it that reviewers claim that Mogwai (Sigur Rós as post-rock I can't take seriously)? The band itself rejects the term and in all honesty I do understand them. Bands first referred to as Post-Rock are acts like Talk Talk and Bark Psychosis! And if you listen to Talk Talk and then listen to Mogwai, please tell me you don't think it sounds the same? Listen to Mac, Get Your Gear On and then listen to Sigur Rós or Mogwai, and please tell me it sounds different? Does 'Dads' sound more like Mogwai or more like Do Make Say Think? Does Cats On Fire have jazzy elements in it and screaming punk-ish vokals in the end, or is it just another Sigur Rós ripp-off? Why is it that so many reviewers that review alternative music like ours don't mention any other bands than Mogwai or Sigur Rós? There are so many bands we're inspired by, and many I can hear in our music as well. Aereogramme, Animal Collective, Pavement, Why?, Do Make Say Think, Broken Social Scene, Russian Circles, Tortoise, Annuals, Toe, Maps And Atlases... If you ask me, it's just too easy to write 'Mogwai' and 'Sigur Rós'. Most people know them and the reviwer will look like as if he knows what he's writing about.

I think that was it. This is just my point of view. If you have an opinion, if you think I'm right or wrong, please by all means, let's debate.

Speak soon,

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Would you please help Mimas?

Hello everyone. We need your help.

There is a local radio-station here in Århus and our song Mac, Get Your Gear is one of the contenders for rotation. Please follow this link and vote for us, please!

Then we'll make a new record next year.

Love from me and me and me and me.

Sunday, October 12, 2008

Friday, October 10, 2008

All the nice words.

God Is In The TV just reviewed our record and gave it 4/5. Thanks God.

Speak soon

Thursday, October 9, 2008

Go get a copy of Rock Sound!


There is a feature of yours truly in the new issue of Rock Sound! A small article and a review. I was told it's a 6/10 review, so that's not bad. We'll probably post it here soon.

Hope everyone is well. I just had pancakes!

Speak soon,

Wednesday, October 8, 2008

A french review!

I've had a lot of lessons in french in my elementary school and high school, but I'm afraid that I don't understand much of it other than they are giving us 8/10, which is nice of them. Thank you!

Le post-rock se porte bien. A la manière de notre cher rock progressif, il continue de s’insinuer dans d’autres pans de la musique pour mieux se développer. L’excellent (et parfois étonnamment joyeux) nouvel album de Sigur Rós ne fait que confirmer cet état de forme.

Suivant les traces de son glorieux aîné, et de leurs compatriotes danois de Mew, Mimas propose avec The Worries une forme de post-rock aux influences bigarrées. Soufflant le chaud et (souvent) le froid, le quatuor est porté par la voix haut perchée et maniérée de Snævar Njáll Albertsson, dont la particularité est aussi d’intervenir à la trompette sur les passages instrumentaux, participant ainsi à l’ambiance parfois mortuaire régnant sur le disque.

Pour le reste, Mimas s’emploie à bâtir des cathédrales sonores au fil des minutes, sans peur du grand écart, comme sur « Dr Phil's Retirement », dont la puissance tellurique digne d’Isis tranche avec une introduction empruntant au Genesis premier âge sa naïveté. Après tout, Mimas tire son nom d’un géant de la mythologie grecque…

Mais le groupe reste le plus souvent dans des atmosphères cotonneuses et pop, heureusement rehaussées par la sautillante batterie de Lasse Dahl. De même, la guitare versatile de Daniel Malling Beck attire toujours l’attention, par ses interventions souvent décalées, qui font parfois penser à un Time of Orchids apaisé : on ne s’endort pas à l’écoute de The Worries ! Avec ses « chansons » en forme de crescendo (dont le summum est atteint sur « Why in the World Not », digne d’Arcade Fire), il se passe toujours quelque chose d’intriguant, de prenant...

La production est excellente, et ce n’est pas un hasard, puisque Morten Bue (Arab Strap, Figurines, Mew) officie derrière les manettes : un casting on ne peut plus dans le ton de Mimas ! Au final, même si le groupe s’inscrit clairement dans le mouvement post-rock, il est indéniable qu’il développe un son et un univers qui lui sont propres. Le fait que ce constat ne s’impose qu’après plusieurs écoutes prouve de surcroît la sophistication de cette musique. Un petit exploit pour un premier essai.

Originalité : 7/10
Interet : 8/10
Production : 8/10
Note globale : 8/10

Tuesday, October 7, 2008

Monday, October 6, 2008

Another review. A sweet one.

Hey fans/family/friends/enemies.

Getting reviews is a weird thing. I think every single artist must feel the same about reviews. You feel happy/good/glad every time you get a good review, which isn't all that weird. And every time you get a bad review you think to yourself 'They probably didn't even listen to it' or 'oh well, you can't please everyone' or 'I hate the media'. All depending on what mood you're in. It's funny, cause no one should bother about reviews and just play/paint/write what pleases themselves and not everyone else.

That said, I'd like to thank 'noize makes enemies' for these words.


Friday, October 3, 2008

Thursday, October 2, 2008

Vote for Mimas


Hey guys. If you think Mimas deserves to play at this years Roskilde Festival please follow this link to vote for us!

If you do it, we'll kiss you in cyberspace.

Much love,

Wednesday, October 1, 2008

Thought Discuss DJ cd?

I didn't know this existed. A bit expensive, 2.25 quid! But probably rare I guess. I'm not sure it's legal to sell though!

Funny stuff.


Monday, September 29, 2008

Mimas in Spanish Radio?

I wouldn't have guessed! Spanish radio station 'Canal Extremadura Radio' has a program called Cielo Liquido and they just made 'The Worries' the album of the week.

Oh by the way... That album (yes, The Worries) is out soon on BSM records...


Sunday, September 28, 2008


We love statistics!

Apparently you english people like us more than the danes.

43% af all the visits on this blog come from the UK.
33% of the visits come from our home country Denmark.
Snævars family have also been watching closely, 11% of the visits are from Iceland, YEAH!

Thanks for reading our non-sense!

Here is a photo of Daniel this morning.

Monday, September 22, 2008

There is an idiot in my TV

Er vi bange for 'de fremmede'?