TIJUANA’S MINT FIELD ANNOUNCE DEBUT LP PASAR DE LAS LUCES TO BE RELEASED FEBRUARY 23 ON INNOVATIVE LEISURE
RELEASE VIDEO FOR FIRST SINGLE
Tijuana-based Mint Field — 21-year-olds Estrella Sanchez (vocals & guitar) and Amor Amezcua (drums & synths) — will release their debut album February 23; Pasar De Las Luces will be out worldwide on LA-based, Innovative Leisure Records.
Noisey premiered the first track and video today, saying “Mint Field’s music sounds more like it belongs in the scenes of Berlin or Glasgow, with layer after layer of instrumental tracks that inevitably conjures their British sonic forefathers, yet the fact that their lyrics are in Spanish changes everything: a juxtaposition of the cold aesthetic with the warmth of a Latin tongue. These contrasts have created their particular dreamscape, with brutally touching results.”
Mint Field’s sound is organic, spacious, and inhabited by specters that lurk behind rhythms, where Estrella’s angelic voice evokes a supernatural world of beauty and melancholy. Since recording an initial EP, Primeras Salidas, in 2015, Mint Field have played Coachella, SXSW and have extensively toured the US and Mexico. In the summer of 2017 the band traveled to Detroit to record with producer Christopher Koltay. “We had a much clearer idea of what we wanted and we had the tools to make it.”
Pasar De Las Luces shows a band committed to channeling their inspirations and influences to transmit sentiments of profound sorrow, nostalgia and beauty, revisiting sounds from the past to make them contemporary. Pasar De Las Luces’s 13 immaculate tracks nod to everything from dream pop to krautrock to heavy stoner jams to fuzz-saturated shoegaze.
You can pre-order Pasar De Las Luces here.
“Their learn-as-you-go approach has been integral to the development of their charismatic sound, which hearkens back to 80s lo-fi bands flipping the script on post-punk – it’s intimate and vulnerable, but unafraid of rocking out.” – Remezcla
“It seems that the cosmos was organized to give Mint Field the perfect tools to be your favorite shoegaze band.” – i-D
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Featured Photo Credit : María Fernanda Molins