The Controversial New 'Skinny Pill'

The Controversial New 'Skinny Pill' is a band in Minneapolis, that does non-drowsy, hypnagogic, psychedelic social pop. Utilizing lo-fi straight-to-tape recording strategies, band lead Skyler Nowinski (Rupert Angeleyes, Loud Sun, Joey Joey Michaels) creates warm and woozy, wah-wah drenched, relentlessly rhythmic party songs and weirdo pop grooves joined by Mariel Olivera (XOXOTech, IE) on synths, Dan Dukich (Daniel Bonespur) on bass, Alana Horton (Alone-A, Tony Peachka, Bella Yaga) on drums, and Sergio Hernandez (Phantom Tails) on auxiliary percussion.

Since their 2019 release, Pencils Down!, the band returns, like most creative endeavors in this country, after nearly a year of cancelled gigs, soul searching, and rearranged priorities, with some new music and their first ever music videos to match. The new songs offer a more developed expression of the band's signature lo-fi mixture of restless guitar, jerky bass, squirrelly synths, and tumbling rhythms, all recorded at home, (this time on an early Y2K digital 12 track from a pawn shop) all to hopefully bring a bit of amusement to YOU, without being too corny or naive in one direction, or too fatalistic and didactic in the other direction.

Past Shows


Jul
14
th
2023
Turf Club
Jul
14
th
2023
Turf Club

Daisychain

with Muun Bato, The Controversial New 'Skinny Pill' and Mik Cool
Feb
11
th
2022
7th St Entry
Feb
11
th
2022
7th St Entry

Purple Funk Metropolis

with The Controversial New 'Skinny Pill' and shrimp olympics
Nov
13
th
2021
7th St Entry
Nov
13
th
2021
7th St Entry

Thumpasaurus

with The Controversial New 'Skinny Pill' and FènixDion
Aug
19
th
2021
7th St Entry
Aug
19
th
2021
7th St Entry

Lazy Scorsese

Album Release Show
with The Controversial New 'Skinny Pill' and Jeweler
May
4
th
2020
7th St Entry
May
4
th
2020
7th St Entry
Cancelled

Little Lizard

'EARTHLINGS' Release Show
with The Controversial New 'Skinny Pill', pure SHIFTER and Mickey Breeze
Jan
12
th
2020
7th St Entry
Jan
12
th
2020
7th St Entry

RADIO K Gigawatt Residency

with Products Band, The Controversial New 'Skinny Pill' and Sass
Jun
25
th
2019
7th St Entry
Jun
25
th
2019
7th St Entry

Elle PF and Ritual Talk

with The Controversial New 'Skinny Pill' and Little Lizard
Aug
18
th
2018
Turf Club
Feb
10
th
2018
7th St Entry
Feb
10
th
2018
7th St Entry

The Controversial New 'Skinny Pill'

with Strange Relations, MARGRET and Theo
Sep
20
th
2017
Turf Club
Sep
20
th
2017
Turf Club

Naomi Punk

with The Controversial New 'Skinny Pill' and Another Heaven
Apr
11
th
2017
7th St Entry
Apr
11
th
2017
7th St Entry

Cool Pollution

with The Controversial New 'Skinny Pill', City Counselor, DJ sloslylove and more!
Jun
23
rd
2016
Turf Club
Jun
23
rd
2016
Turf Club

ALLY MATTSON

with The Controversial New 'Skinny Pill' and Kid Ukko
Aug
27
th
2015
Turf Club
Aug
27
th
2015
Turf Club

TALL, TALL MOUNTAIN “EP Release”

with The Controversial New 'Skinny Pill'

More Shows

Jul
8
th
7th St Entry

Fiddlehead

with Graham Hunt
Oct
12
th
The Fitzgerald Theater

Brad Williams

Nov
10
th
First Avenue

The Dip

with Jordan Mackampa
Jul
18
th
First Avenue

49 Winchester

with Zandi Holup