TUNEFLY ARTIST OF THE WEEK: Wilkes-Barre psychedelic groove rock band Mind Choir
There has been a string of incredible new bands joining the local music scene lately – Mind Choir is no exception. Described as “psychedelic groove rock,” Mark Dimirco, DJ Tasselmyer, and Mark Wohl write songs in the vein of Pink Floyd, Flaming Lips, The Beatles, David Bowie, Tame Impala, The Growlers, Foxygen, and The Night Beats.
Long term plans? “To continue being friends that love getting lost in sound together. The moments that we’re making music is our escape,” says Wohl, the bassist. Mind Choir is currently recording their first full-length album, which will be out in the summer of 2017.
For a sneak peek at the band, I snuck down to their practice space/studio in the Downtown Arts building in Wilkes-Barre to film them playing “Glow” for the first entry in our Tunefly Spotlight series.
Last weekend, Tunefly kicked off our own live event series with three new bands – Atherholt, Rosary Guild, and The Boneflowers – along with out-of-town rockers Deaf Rhino. Playing to a packed house, the energy and enthusiasm for the NEPA music scene was palpable. The talent is here. Let’s back it up as a community with the audience it deserves.
You can catch Mind Choir next Wednesday, Nov. 23 at The Other Side in Wilkes-Barre for their Thanksgiving Eve show with Doghouse Charlie & The Buck Knife, A Fire With Friends, Big Nate, and a late-night set by Penpal. We’ll be there. See the Facebook event page for details.