Label: Take Root Records
Genre: Pop / Rock
Online: Artist Website


Tricia Kanne (vocals/guitar), Lauren Grubb (drums), Matthew Swanson (guitar/keyboard), and Nick Forte (bass guitar) met in 2004. They wasted little time, and by 2005, they self released and produced the Precious EP, which was met with critical acclaim. They have played with renowned bands such as Metric, Tegan and Sara, Midlake, Rogue Wave and Tokyo Police Club, performed at Noise Pop Festival, BFD Shoreline Festival, SXSW and garnered large support from tastemaker SF rock station, LIVE 105.3, which has played their single "Like I Do" in heavy rotation since 2006.

Despite their name, Minipop has made an album of grandeur, a record of perfected star gazing pop tunes. In a city that celebrates this genre of indie pop with its annual Noise Pop Festival, it's no surprise that Minipop has emerged from this scene. A band that has been kissed by the bay breeze and drenched by the California sun, Minipop follows in the grand tradition of reverb laden, crunchy guitars and wistful, carefree vocals, albeit Tricia's come with a bit of languid haze.