The project of Shaun Kilfoyle, Minks' moody take on indie pop initially
drew comparisons to the Cure, New Order, and My Bloody Valentine.
Little was known about the group until the April 2010 release
of their first single, "Funeral Song". That summer, the band returned
with second single "Ophelia", revealing a softer side to Minks' music.
Live shows with Veronica Falls and labelmates Cosmetics and Blank
Dogs increased buzz around the band, culminating with the release
of Minks' debut album, By the Hedge, in January 2011.
With their debut, MINKS showcased the ability to make listeners
feel an eternal autumn. Kilfoyle's ability to capture the raincoat grey
Boston mornings of his youth make you feel like you are listening to
a dream, only you're awake and standing in the pouring rain. Put on
your raincoat and enjoy the splendor.