NOW AVAILABLE ON VINYL!!! MIGUEL MENDEZ has been a member of LOVE AS LAUGHTER, and collaborated with musicians such a J Mascis, Farmer Dave of Beachwood Sparks, Joel Jerome of DIOS, and even experimental musicians like Brian Kinsman of True Neutral Crew. On rare occasion though, Mendez puts forth his own work—a uniquely rude yet gentle form of psych-country. Raised on both '70s ballads and '90s gangsta rap, Miguel Mendez is at once deeply romantic and armed with a bitter tongue. It can be hard to decipher if his lyrics are sympathetic or satirical. Or both. Or neither. He plays with mystery both in his words and the lush orchestration of his tracks. Love Is For The Rich is an ominously delivered piece of wisdom: Just chill.