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. Watch here
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.