30 Apr 2018
Austin Chronicle reviews MIEN at Levitation Festival
The evening opened with the debut performance from Mien, formed by Black Angels singer Alex Maas, Elephant Stone leader Rishi Dhir, Horrors keyboardist Tom Furse, and Earlies/Old Fire electronics guru John Mark Lapham. Joined by local multi-instrumentalist Thor Harris and drummer Robb Kidd, the band declared its worth. From motorik beats and repetitive melodies to Maas’ distinctive moan and Dhir’s jangling sitar, everything droned, finding hooks in the oddest places.
Kidd testified as MVP, driving each song to its heights with irrepressible energy and clockwork precision. One show into its new career, Mien proved itself more than the sum of its parts.
Read the full write-up here: Austin Chronicle