Trouble In Mind is honoured to be releasing their new album Dias Raros and is the first label outside of Spain to release Melenas music to the world.
Dias Raros hums right from the get-go, peppering their garage-pop punch with elements of lysergic dream pop, melancholic indie rock and strident guitar jangle. Opener Primer Tiempo buzzes with an urgent organ drone, unfolding into a yearning ballad of modern guitar-pop bolstered by the group's lush harmonies and sets the tone for the rest of Dias Raros. Songs like No Puedo Pensar, 3 Segundos and Despertar follow suit, with the rhythm section galloping headlong into an insistent guitar strum, while ballads like the tender El Tiempo ha Padsado rely on the band's melodious voices bolstered by a lilting guitar riff and gentle organ swells. Elsewhere mid tempo rockers like the stomping Los Alemanes, the simmering Ciencia Ficción and Ya no es Verano's insistent jangle recall underground greats like The Pastels, R.E.M. and Shop Assistants. Vals (Waltz) closes the album in 3/4 time, named for the ballroom dance as well as the last name of a close friend - a dedication to her. Its dreamy sway alluding to classic Brill Building songwriting; dusted with melancholy, but lifted by cascading voices, and organ and guitar waves and guitars that twinkle and shimmer over a cracking backbeat. Dias Raros is the perfect introduction to a band bursting with promise, confidently inhabiting their own space built upon the foundation of their influences both geographically and culturally, as well as musically. For fans of Jeanines, Hinds, Alvvays, Pastels, R.E.M., Shop Assistants, Look Blue Go Purple, En Attendant Ana etc.
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