Going on strong for over 20 years now, the pop collective the Minus 5, helmed by Scott McCaughey, has been crafting solid pop tunes in the vein of classic ‘70s rock and pop. The word “collective” here is not purely rhetorical; part of what makes the Minus 5 distinctive is that they bring on new players for each new recording, a fact that remains true on their newest studio affair, Dungeon Golds.
Below you can stream the audio of the album track “In the Ground”, which features the recently departed Ian McLagan, of the legendary Small Faces fame.
McCaughey tells PopMatters, “This song was recorded like a real band in a real studio with John Moen, Nate Query, and Peter Buck. Ian McLagan and John Ramberg added the tasty bits. They added more guitars and vocals and remixed this from the box version. Of course, there’s also added sadness since Mac’s passing.”
Dungeon Golds is out on 10 March via Yep Roc.