Mini Mansions

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Mini Mansions
Mini Mansions (2013).jpg
Mini Mansions performing at Desert Daze Music Festival in Mecca, California in 2013
Background information
Origin Los Angeles, California, United States
Genres Indie pop, psychedelic pop,[1] glam rock[2]
Years active 2009–present
Associated acts , The Last Shadow Puppets, Queens of the Stone Age, Wires on Fire, Spinnerette, Alex Turner
Members Michael Shuman
Zach Dawes
Tyler Parkford

Mini Mansions are a Los Angeles band founded by Zach Dawes, Tyler Parkford, and Queens of the Stone Age bassist Michael Shuman.


Mini Mansions was founded in 2009 after the Queens of the Stone Age decided to take a break after touring in support of Era Vulgaris. Their self-released EP from 2009 contains nine tracks. In 2014, they released the single "Death Is a Girl", that appeared on their second studio album The Great Pretenders, released on March 24, 2015. As of November 2015, videos for the songs "Any Emotions," "Freakout!," "Vertigo," "Mirror Mountain," "Double Visions," "Creeps," and "The End, Again" (all from The Great Pretenders) have been released via the Band's Vevo page.[3] A video for the B-side "Cheap Leather" featuring Fred Schneider of The B-52's has also been released.

Musical style[edit]

Mini Mansions' style has been compared to The Beatles, Elliott Smith, Fountains of Wayne,[4] and T. Rex/Marc Bolan (though this comparison has drawn some criticism from Michael Shuman of the band).[5][6]



Studio albums


  • Mini Mansions (2009)
  • ... Besides ... (2012)


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