Minus Story

Formed in Boonville, MO in 2000.

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Past shows


Sound description: Dischordant sound collages with an indie rock sensibility.

Similar to: John Vanderslice, Modest Mouse


Alt / Indie rock


Name Released Label
Album cover Moebius Syndrome 2001 Mercrider Record Co.
Album cover Belle Ame 2001 Independent
Album cover The Captain is Dead, Let the Drum Corpse Dance 2004 Jagjaguwar
Album cover Heaven and Hell EP 2005 Jagjaguwar
Album cover No Rest For Ghosts 2005 Jagjaguwar
Album cover My Ion Truss 2007 Jagjaguwar

Audio interviews

Topic Duration Posted
On Kwikee Mart madness

Jordan Gieger

None September 1, 2004
On the lowest job on the ladder

Jordan Gieger

None September 1, 2004


In the distance the land kisses the sky. If you squint just right you can see Minus Story in flux there, somewhere between earthbound and ethereal, making sunspots on the horizon line with their noisy & melodic headphone pop. Reared together in America's Midwestern cradle, Minus Story speak their own codified musical language as only childhood friends can share. Tirelessly artistic yet unpretentious, they are unafraid of abject noise, folk, soul, or straight-up pop rock.

My Ion Truss is Minus Story's Studio Album. It was recorded at Electrical Audio in Chicago with John Congleton (Explosions In the Sky, The Polyphonic Spree). Having a producer behind the controls for the first time allowed them to work more collectively as a band, giving them the freedom to record the primary tracks completely live. It is the closest thing to Minus Story's cathartic live show that they've put to tape to date. The result is an epic & anthemic cross between Pearl Jam, Queen, Brian Eno, and Roxy Music.