J. Andrew Magoffin & (weewerk) are extremely proud to announce the release of the new Two-Minute Miracles full-length album, Volume IV - "The Lions Of Love". It has been four years since their last release but rest assured "The Lions Of Love" has all the loose shingles of Volume I, all the hope and spark of Volume II, and all the complex and beautiful songwriting of Volume III, making it the best Two-Minute Miracles record to date.
The Two-Minute Miracles have been creating ragged alt-country and mesmerizing harmonic pop music since the beginning of singer/guitarist Andrew Magoffin's tape-recording and songwriting exploits in London, Ontario in 1995. Pianist Michael Christoff and drummer Aaron Curtis have been taking part from the start. Long-time band members Clay Corneil, bass, and guitar wizard John Higney have since amicable departed, but continue to pop up now and again for live shows. Most recently, the band has been joined by Toronto guitarist/producer Justin Nace and bassist Greg Smith (Weakerthans, Fembots).
Their low, distorted acoustic style has been called "inventive", "heartfelt", "fucking GENIUS, mate", and "Post-Pavement". They have crossed Canada several times since the late 90s. Mike Bullard once secretly sabotaged Clay's bass right before their appearance on "Open Mike". They learned how to drive a standard-transmission car at Schipol Airport in Amsterdam in order to tour Europe in style. They have performed at music festivals such as NXNE, New Music West, CMJ and Canadian Music Week. A video for "Rayon Queen in a Nylon Dream" was ridiculously overplayed by MuchMusic, considering how stunted the concept was.
The Two-Minute Miracles have released 3 albums with teenage USA recordings with such evocative titles as "Volume I", Volume II: Thirteen Songs from the House of Miracles" and "Volume III: The Silence Of Animals".
Working from his "House of Miracles" studio in London, Andy Magoffin has produced critically lauded albums by The Constantines, Royal City, The Hidden Cameras, Great Lake Swimmers, The Barmitzvah Brothers, Cuff the Duke, The Old Soul and Jim Guthrie.
Past Press Quotes:
"Producer Andy Magoffin is the Timbaland of Southern Ontario alt-country...On Lions, he sounds energized to be back on the other side of the mixing board. From Guelph-dissing, London-loving opener The Minus Ball to the Wilco Summmerteeth-era distorted guitar pop of The Bee Hell, Magoffin keeps the album flowing evenly with dusty rock, occasionally diverging into brooding last-call laments like No Fairway and Unusual Romance."
- Tim Perlich, Now Magazine, Oct 4th, 2007
"Two Minute Miracles are a bit of a wonder, in that they actually live up to their name. Each song on their sophomore album, Volume II is short enough to speak the truth. The record is a throwback to the perfect pop gem, blending in some bluegrass and Americana with a catchy indie rock sound to broaden the appeal. The songs share the same ragged spirit as acts like Sparklehorse and mates Royal City, aiming for a lonesome, "home is where the heart is" message. The tunes sway back and forth like the wind, moving from the rootsy country blues of "Meekly Mate" to the oohs and aahs of the unforgettable "Rayon Queen in a Nylon Dream" and the tin pan alley sound of "Eleven Toes". Volume II is a very delightful record and is highly recommended for anyone who likes a little something different added to their pop music." - Cam Lindsay / http://www.inmusicwetrust.com/