Mindset "Nothing Less" 7"
In the tradition of the valedictory three-song 7", inaugurated by Youth Of Today's 1989 sendoff, "Disengage," Mindset has in the earliest days of 2016 staked a claim on record of the year with a farewell triptych of their own: "Nothing Less." A densely packed charge of pure explosive energy, the record - like one of Mindset's peerless live sets - arrives with astonishing force, shows us something we've never seen before and is suddenly over: a vanishing show of force and barely controlled chaos that awes, exhilarates and inspires - and lives forever in memory. The new music, backed by the best-in-the-business drumming of Daniel Fang, delivers all the speed, crunch and crescendo that made Mindset's full-length LP, "Leave No Doubt," a generational document. And the lyrics, as urgent and authoritative as ever, rise to the occasion of a last will and testament: reflective, free of regret and apology, and more wrenchingly personal than ever before. Mindset will soon be gone, but with "Nothing Less," they have defied us to forget them. Includes free download.