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Meet Mindee Jorgensen of ModPods

Today we’d like to introduce you to Mindee Jorgensen.

So, before we jump into specific questions about the business, why don’t you give us some details about you and your story.
ModPods is a musical project started by Myriad Slits. She creates quirky dance beats and writes heartfelt lyrics sung with soul, power, and passion. Members Daniel Guzman and Mindee Jorgensen switch off between bass, guitar, and drums, giving the music extra flavor, groove, and excitement. The switch-off makes for an interesting and one of a kind live show.

ModPods have been a staple of the underground LGBT, femme, and arts scenes in Los Angeles for years. They released their first full-length album, No Strut in 2017 with the label Animales de Estereo. In the summer of 2018, ModPods toured the West Coast and Canada opening for underground music legends Melvins, followed by a solo jaunt through the Midwest and Southwest. They are currently working on recording their 2nd album and finding the right label to put it out with.

Great, so let’s dig a little deeper into the story – has it been an easy path overall and if not, what were the challenges you’ve had to overcome?
ModPods have been consistently playing in the Los Angeles area, and steadily growing an underground following. Their 2018 tour with the Melvins has helped their music reach an international audience and grow their fan base even more. As three self-sufficient adults, time and money constraints have been one of the biggest hurdles. All three members have full-time jobs and other artistic and musical commitments to work around as well. We are all great friends who get along, so drama and fighting have never been an issue holding us back.

Please tell us about ModPods.
We are known for having a very unique sound that is incomparable to other music, and very hard to pin down to just one style. We are very proud of our live performances and ability to convey positive energy and get the crowd dancing. Our music is upbeat, quirky, driven, and passionate. Myriads vocals and stage presence are filled with confidence and honesty. We are very proud of our uniqueness as a band, and being representative of females, LGBT, and minorities in music.

Do you look back particularly fondly on any memories from childhood?
My (Mindee) would be when I finally became a drummer after years of dreaming. I had an unfortunate childhood that was hard to comprehend as a child, and drumming gave me an outlet for the bottled up feelings I had no other means of expressing. It helped build in me the confidence and self-esteem I lacked in my young life.

Contact Info:

  • Website: Modpods.bandcamp.com
  • Email: modpodsband@gmail.com
  • Instagram: Modpods_theband
  • Facebook: Modpodsband
  • Twitter: Modpodsband

Image Credit:
Memo Villasenor

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