January 5, 2011

Featured Artist: Minor Kingdom

We’re well into winter and there’s no better album for sitting in front of the fire than My Back Will Bend by Minor Kingdom, aka Minnesota-based singer-songwriter Kristian Melom. Offering up gorgeous, acoustic-based stunners like “Perfect” and “Choir of the Lilies”, Melom is an expert at conjuring a mood, in this case a melancholy but strangely beautiful one. And he rocks, too – sort of. Check out the video of him performing a decidedly down tempo version of The Stooges’ “I Wanna Be Your Dog” on his MySpace page. You can hear the standout “Perfect” in epidsode 4 of last summer’s Young Guns webisodes series.

Minor Kingdom: A man and his van

Minor Kingdom - My Back Will Bend