After the abrupt and acrimonious dissolution of their previous musical partnership, Ellis Anderson, Noah Dehmer and Missy Thangs (The Love Language, Birds of Avalon) set out to make a record that could give voice to their feelings of betrayal. The album they created, No One Mind, addresses both the accuser and the accused, perspectives sometimes shifting within a single phrase. The project, defined by the record, took the name as well.
No One Mind has now grown into a formidable live ensemble, adding Sam Logan and Joel Willis (Dehmer remains a writing partner). Together they fuse traditional rock and pop song structures with alien chordal forms and odd textures, calling the listener to flutter moth-like into the white light of their sound. No One Mind has big plans for 2016, including a 7" limited single released in June and the full-length LP coming in September (both on Third Uncle Records), a magical video debut by director Zoe Dehmer, and a number of shows to follow. The band is ready to tour, everywhere.
“On its long-playing debut, this arty, inventive, rocking trio from North Carolina brings to mind elements of The Velvet Underground and, via them, the more straight-ahead moments of Stereolab and Broadcast to come up with something that is oddly and engagingly unique and, occasionally, downright intense. Ellis Anderson writes simple, catchy rock songs and then he and collaborators Missy Thangs (who also produced) and Noah Dehmer stir them up into something stranger but no less enjoyable. Among the standouts: poppy, gritty tub-thumpers ‘Folk Wagon’ and ‘Tiger’ and the plaintive, dreamy ‘Bad Attitude.’ Cool stuff!” - The Big Takeover