Starlight Mints were an indie pop band from Norman, Oklahoma. The band was formed in the 1990s and released four albums during the 2000s, after which they disbanded. Their last lineup consisted of Allan Vest (vocals, guitar), Andy Nunez (drums), Marian Love Nunez (keyboard), Ryan Lindsey (keyboards/guitar) and Javier Gonzales (bass). The Starlight Mints signed with Barsuk Records in December 2005 and released their first album with the record label (Drowaton) on April 25, 2006. An extract of the band's single "Eyes of the Night" is the theme tune for ITV1 supernatural drama Demons. Starlight Mints played their last show on December 23, 2009 at Opolis. Vocalist/Guitarist Allan Vest continues to work as a music producer and film and television score composer. Built on Squares (May 20, 2003). Drowaton (April 25, 2006). Change Remains (July 21, 2009).
Built on Squares Tracklist. The band kicked off promotion of the album by opening for The Flaming Lips on their Yoshimi Battles the Pink Robots tour, including multiple shows with singer-songwriter Liz Phair. Later in the year, they toured with national acts including The Polyphonic Spree, Grandaddy and Toadies, culminating with Vest playing cello onstage with Violent Femmes during the classic song Good Feeling during the Q101 Block Party in Chicago. Built on Squares Q&A. Producers PIAS America. More Starlight Mints albums.
This album develops rock further not by being experimentally exotic (as is most often the case nowadays IMHO), but by the creative, yet ultimately precise details in the arrangements, songwriting, and timbre of the music
Album titles can become goldmines of unintended significance. Music critics jump at the opportunity to prove the name of an album is indicative of the band itself, or the songs contained within, or some radical turn the band has taken. It's like overzealous comparative lit majors who forge half-baked relationships between two entirely incongruous pieces of work: "National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation was clearly informed by 12th century cave paintings of vegetarian mating rituals in South India. If there were any pop band out there today "built on squares," the Starlight Mints would probably be the last you'd suspect. A square is simple, unchallenging, and utterly honest; this quirky Oklahoma ensemble, with its bizarre lyrics to its unconventional pop instrumentation, is the furthest thing from equal sides and right angles.
Album · 2003 · 11 Songs. Built On Squares Starlight Mints. Listen on Apple Music.
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We’re psyched Earbuddy premiered our lyrics video for Goldstar Redux today! It’s our re-imagining of one of Allan’s Starlight Mints songs, from the 2003 album. Our studio now is a lot more extensive than what he had to work with at the time, so we thought it’d be fun to record an updated version of the song, making it more modern and a bit more uptempo. Have fun singing along!
This album has an average beat per minute of 118 BPM (slowest/fastest tempos: 84/170 BPM). See its BPM profile at the bottom of the page. Tracklist Built on Squares. BPM Profile Built on Squares. Album starts at 113BPM, ends at 107BPM (-6), with tempos within the -BPM range. Try refreshing the page if dots are missing). Recent albums by Starlight Mints.
The problem is that the half-hour Squares is as unfocused and repetitive as a double album.