Mint Trip Pushes Boundaries And Defy Genres At The Mint Listen To Mint Trip's Latest Track "Pay To Play" Here!
LOS ANGELES, CA- Earlier this year, Blurred Culture got introduced to the trio Mint Trip. This trio of Amy Gionfriddo (vocals), Brian Gross (bass) and Max Molander (guitar) intrigued us with their unique melange of soul, jazz and pop, so we had to check them out live to see, and hear, how they are able to recreate their music live on stage.
It’s difficult for me to categorize their sound. It’s an amalgam of jazz, pop and electronic sonics, and with their latest release, “Pay to Play”, gyrate to a more ominous downtempo groove. It’s almost like if Portishead and Hiatus Kaiyote spawned a musical love-child.
Their live show was a joy to watch. Joined by a friend on the drum kit, Mint Trip got The Mint “minty”. Max was in the zone as he played played his riffs and Brian was letting the thump of his bass move his body, sometimes wildly, to the groove.
But the focus of the band is Amy. Wearing an athletic top and capri, sweat pants, she was ready for a work-out and work the stage she did. With her body fully in synch to the music, she used every inch of the small venue’s (200 capacity) stage to maximum effect. There’s also a pixie like aura she exudes when she’s performing. Maybe it’s partly because of her deceptively delicate soprano voice or partly because of her elven like facial features, but she cast a spell on the audience as she performed.
Mint Trip has a gig later this month in the Glendale, CA. If you’re feeling the new track (and like what you see and hear below), I’m pretty sure you’d dig them live as well!