The Real Minx played every dive that would have them for the three short years they were together. For show promotion, Camille Rose Garcia would screen-print one-off posters and make amazing flyers for their gigs. A self-released single and compilation track later, the band went their separate ways.
They were but a blip on ‘riot grrl’ radar, but their legacy is set to live on with the Complete Recordings double 7” from the dependable Sympathy For The Record Industry imprint on July 30. The two slabs of wax will contain all five songs that the band recorded, including three that have never been heard anywhere else before.
New Noise are proud to premiere the video for “Search and Destroy” below:
The year was 1994 and Garcia was out of art school and working at a coffee shop in Costa Mesa California. It was there she met Paula Boldyn, Allie Gottlieb, and Lynn Hobensack, who played guitar, drums, and guitar. When they asked her if she played music Garcia told them she played bass. The rest, as they say, is history.
After the Minx broke up, Paula Boldyn continued her time in studios and on the stage with bands like The Heels and The Angoras, and Camille Rose Garcia went on to become a household name in the art world. Her work has been displayed internationally and featured in numerous magazines including Juxtapoz, Rolling Stone, and Modern Painter. She is included in the collections of the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, The Resnick Collection, and the San Jose Museum of Art, and she recently illustrated two classic children’s books, “Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland” and “Snow White,” and more.
On the track’s release and the forthcoming double 7”, Garcia states:
“We did everything in a very collaborative way. We all wrote lyrics. We all sang if we wanted to. There was no hierarchy. We informed each other and riffed off of each other and I don’t think I realized until much later how rare it is to find bandmates like that, that you enjoy and learn with together. We were together for about 2-3 years maybe? And it was hard and fun and scary unlike anything else.
But I had the raddest bandmates, and my only regret is that we didn’t keep doing it. You always think “oh I’ll get back to that someday.” But 1994 only happened once.”
Purchase the Complete Recordings double 7” here.