With their 2018 debut ‘Pasar de la Luces’, released on Innovative Leisure Records,
Mint Field made an album that couldn’t come from anywhere other than Mexico. It’s a
unique combination of psych rock, dream-pop, shoegaze and krautrock, dreamt up
and shaped by Amor Amezcua and Estrella del Sol Sánchez under the skies of
Playas de Tijuana. Organic, spacious and inhabited, their music was driven by
furious drums, dramatic basslines and distorted guitars. One year later, and the band
has played more than 80 shows across Mexico, USA and Europe. They’ve played
festivals such as Desert Daze, Pitchfork Music Festival Paris, Ceremonia, SXSW,
toured with Ulrika Spacek and have opened for the likes of Courtney Barnett and
Franz Ferdinand. Their music was also been chosen by Dior to illustrate its
collaboration with the eight Mexican photographers who captured a collection
inspired by escaramuzas, Mexican female riders who compete in the male-
dominated rodeos. Mint Field has since become a trio, with bass player Sebastian
Neyra joining the band for the ‘Pasar de la Luces’ tour. Written on the road and
recorded in a couple of days during a stop-off in Los Angeles, Mint Field’s new EP
‘Mientras Esperas’ is more dry, more distorted and more powerful. It captures the
essence and the intensity of their live sound and energy. This EP is a reflection of the
band’s feelings towards the modern world: the lack of care for nature and what
surrounds us, our selfishness towards it and our thoughtlessness of what we are
about to loose. It’s about questioning your role, carving your own path and acquiring
peace of mind throughout it all.
May 11, 2019 12:00 am Bovine Sex Club, Saturday May 11th