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Mint Field @ Highland Park Ebell

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Sid The Cat Presents

Mint Field

5/1/19 at Highland Park Ebell

Tijuana is a place where good music happens, It is a border

town with a very storied history - sometimes a history of

union, sometimes of violence. Such history has given it its

own flavor: a hybrid culture with many vibrant scenes and

artists that have defied their borders, playing for their own

crowds, outsiders who always carve their own road, going

from place to place around the globe until they find their

corner of the world.

Mint Field’s story is similar, but with its own set of

peculiarities. As it is with Tijuana, Estrella Sanchez and

Amor Amezcua believe their roots are in the city but are not

defined by it; it’s where they jump to find their own way and

make the world at large their home. Their sound backs up

this attitude. It’s an organic sound inhabited by specters that

lurk behind repetitive rhythms, where Estrella’s angelic voice

evokes a supernatural world of beauty and melancholy built

by rock instruments and synthesizers. Like spirits that

wander through our reality, they don’t anchor themselves to

one place, yet it’s probable that something

like Mint Field might not have come out of anywhere else but

Tijuana.

Mint Field are not spirits from beyond that have come to

communicate with us through their own unique sound. In

fact, they are two women that make incredibly evocative

music; they channel their inspirations and influences to

transmit sentiments of profound sorrow, nostalgia and

immaculate beauty, revisiting sounds from the past to make

them contemporary.

This emotion is imprinted on the band's first album, Pasar De

Las Luces, a records that has been described by the band

as “basically a compilation of our lives from two years ago to

now.” A mixtape, if you will, of completely original songs that

resound with their recent history. Most of the songs achieve

much with just a few basic melodic ideas and other circular

riffs that never become self-indulgent, rather they form fully

realized and memorable songs. Sanchez’s voices seem to

wander in and out of the picture like rays of pure sunlight on

a cloudy day, giving a little color to something that is

otherwise blue and dark. There are winks to many musical

styles like dream pop, jangle pop, indie, twee pop, fuzz-

saturated shoegaze, and the cycling repetitions of krautrock,

as well as its basis of post punk with dark edges.

Pasar De Las Luces was recorded and mixed by Christopher

Koltay at High Bias recordings in Detroit, MI. Mastering was

done by Heba Kadry at Timeless Mastering in Brooklyn, NY.

Artwork was done by Emilio Villalba.

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