Walt Mink, a power trio, is an indie rock band formed at St. Paul, Minnesota's Macalester College in 1989 by singer-guitarist John Kimbrough, drummer Joey Waronker and bassist Candice Belanoff. The band takes its name from a beloved psychology professor. Kimbrough's father Charles was an actor on the television series Murphy Brown. Joey Waronker is the son of successful Warner Bros. record producer Lenny Waronker.
Walt Mink was formed in February 1989 at Macalester College, a small, liberal arts school in St. Paul, Minnesota. Kimbrough and Waronker reconvened there after briefly attending high school together in Massachusetts, and at once they began playing music and looking for a bass player to fill out a trio. They were introduced to Candice Belanoff, who had only been playing bass for a few months, and the line-up was set.