I know very little about The Mint. I do know that they've produced each of their albums without the help of record labels and have met decent success. For instance, what indie band sells 1,000 CDs in 3 months with no promotion? Does word of mouth spread this fast for other groups? It probably would if they sounded like The Mint. This band has a smart sound and basic presentation, and the songs remain appealing through both musical intelligence and simplicity.