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The Fig Mints (of Your Imagination) is some guy named Bobby Rogan. An often seen name within the Cozy Home collective based in Utica, NY, USA; he’s been involved in such bands as the Real Burnouts, Euro Language Abusive, Electric City Subway, Plural Noun, and of course the legendary Fucking Flame. When not playing songs written by someone else, he prefers to write his own for what it’s worth. He started writing songs out of boredom while working as a janitor, and since then has been consistently recording (mostly) original material inspired by youthful indiscretion; severe anxiety attacks; heavy drinking; and of course, girls. Sprinkle a good dash of self-loathing in there, and you get what you hear. Since 2004, Bobby has honed his skills as a songwriter and has been described as “a resplendent punk beatnik guitar-wielding troubadour” by Smally of the transcontinental indie darling Daydream Generation. Now after many years of recording on decades-old analog equipment and self-releasing albums from home, the Fig Mints have begun to get it together. With a guitar heavy live show and a back catalog serving as a chronicle of the evolution of a post-indie throwback to post-post-post punk/shoegaze lo-fi DIY guy, the Fig Mints have recently become one of the up-and-comers in the Utica live music scene. What’s next? More guitars, higher fidelity, and more live shows showcasing the reckless abandon with which any musician should practice his craft. Please do stay tuned.

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