Our Cruel Demise
THE MINSTRELS Formed: January, 2003 in Rochester, NY The Minstrels play folk-rock music associated with genres such as folk noir, dark folk, and gothic folk. Their sound is mainly comprised of acoustic and electric guitar, bass, accordion, piano, keyboard, and musical saw. The songs are emotionally direct and usually built on a core of acoustic instrumentation, but liberal use of reverb, delay and other effects often gives them an ethereal quality. In 2005-after playing, recording, and evolving through various lineups-they joined the roster of Klem North Records, a Pennsylvania-based label founded by Samezvous of the band Los Halos. Their debut full-length, "Our Cruel Demise", was released in August 2006. The follow-up, 'Now We Travel Broken', was released on October 9, 2012.