MINDSEED is an alternative project based in Calgary, Alberta.
After releasing their debut album HOUSEHOLDS in December 2016, MINDSEED earned a nomination for Best Alternative Recording at the 2017 YYC Music Awards.
In the same year, MINDSEED was selected to perform in the Jim Bean Make History Talent Search (sponsored by Universal Music, Canadian Music Week and X92.9) and opened for pop-punk legends MXPX.
In 2018, MINDSEED released their hip-hop inspired single Braggadocious, as well as earned a nomination for the Zachariah and the Prophets Memorial Award at the 2018 YYC Music Awards.
2019 saw MINDSEED release Renovations, a follow-up EP to their debut album Households. It incorporated elements of alternative, hip-hop and even dance music while exploring socio-political, psychological and spiritual themes.
In September 2019, MINDSEED opened for hip-hop artist Tyga as part of the Unknown Calgary Fashion & Music Show at The Big Four Building.
2020 was Mindseed’s most active year, with the release of the Households EP + new 5 original songs and 5 cover songs during the COVID-19 pandemic lockdowns. They released a hip-hop driven single called Smile on February 14th, 2021 and their sophomore album Lockdown is out February 26th, 2021.
Artistically, MINDSEED places emphasis on a strong sense of identity that is echoed throughout their music, visual art, and marketing.
“If they continue on their path, they’ll be attracting a lot of people”
– Calgary Journal (March 2019)
“Their new EP ‘Renovations’ sees the band rip off the old wall paper, throw out the dated design and bring in a different mindset that deals in world issues and political themes.”
– Beatroute Magazine (February 2019)