The project of Shaun Kilfoyle, Minks’ moody undertake indie pop initially drew comparisons towards the Cure, New Order, and My Bloody Valentine. Small was known about the group before April 2010 launch of their 1st solitary, Funeral Music, by Captured Paths, also home towards the like-minded Crazy Nothing. That summer season, the music group returned using the solitary Ophelia, which exposed a softer part to Minks’ music. Concert events (that the music group extended to a six-piece) with Veronica Falls and labelmates Makeup and Blank Canines increased buzz across the music group, culminating using the launch of Minks’ debut recording, With the Hedge, in January 2011. Vocalist Amalie Bruun still left the group to become listed on Ex girlfriend or boyfriend Cops and Kilfoyle enhanced Minks’ music right into a sleeker, breezier audio. While residing at Long Island’s East End, he was motivated with a decrepit beachfront property called Tides End; it became the namesake of Minks’ 2013 record, which Kilfoyle documented with manufacturer/engineer Tag Verbos.