Tijuana-based psych duo Mint Field have shared the second single, “Quiero Otoño de Nuevo,” from their upcoming debut album, Pasar De Las Luces, set for release February 23 on Innovative Leisure. The band will begin a run of U.S. this March, including a stop at SXSW.
The band explains, “We put everything together in the studio, was a beautiful and fun process. Our producer, Chris, heard us and he told me, ‘We have to record this song and I´ll make sure it sounds just like your t-shirt!’ I was wearing a Neu! shirt. This track is about the horizon, shadows and how infinite they are.”
Mint Field is 21-year-olds Estrella Sanchez and Amor Amezcua, who together, create a sound at once organic, spacious, and inhabited by specters that lurk behind rhythms. Following the release of their first EP, Primeras Salidas, the duo attracted international attention and secured plays at Coachella, SXSW and venues throughout the U.S. and Mexico.
Mint Field recorded Pasar De Las Luces in Detroit with producer Christopher Koltay and according to the girls, “a much clearer idea of what we wanted and we had the tools to make it.” The full-length clarifies a commitment to channeling inspirations and influences to transmit sentiments of profound sorrow, nostalgia and beauty, revisiting sounds from the past to make them contemporary. Its 13 immaculate tracks nod to everything from dream pop to krautrock to heavy stoner jams to fuzz-saturated shoegaze.