Mystic Braves Premiere Single, Lp Out 4/29

Mystic Braves Premiere First Single "Born Without a Heart", announce Sophomore LP 'Desert Island' out Apr. 29. Mystic Braves play Feb. 27 in San Francisco,

It’s no wonder why The Zombies asked Mystic Braves to open their L.A. show last year. While they were barely even a blip on their respective parents’ radars when Odessey and Oracle was released, the psych-steeped five-piece sounds like they stepped straight out of the ’60s. And not in an obvious, someone’s-been-studying-their Nuggets-comps-until-the-grooves-give-out sort of way, either. We’re talking a richer, fuller plot of references (garage-borne greats like The Electric Prunes, The Chocolate Watchband and The Music Machine) that filter the band’s hook-centric purple haze through robust organ rolls, runaway guitar riffs, heat-stroked horns and a rhythm section that can only be described as “restless”.

“The west coast has it all really—beaches, mountains, deserts, cities, suburbs,” explains Ducatenzeiler, who’s rounded out by drummer Cameron Gartung, guitarist Shane Stotsenberg, bassist Tony Malacara and organist/tambourinist Ignacio Gonzalez. “Our sound is merely a byproduct of the environments we grew up in and the experiences we had. We’re not trying to deliberately channel ’60s music, either; we simply write sensible pop songs from the heart with psychedelic textures and tones. It just comes natural to us.”


01. Bright Blue Day Haze
02. There’s A Pain
03. Coyote Blood
04. Desert Island
05. Valley Rat
06. You Take The Dark Out Of Me
07. I Want You Back
08. Born Without A Heart
09. In The Past
10. Earthshake

SXSW Tour & Echo Residency

Feb. 27 – San Francisco, CA @ The Depot, SF State University
Feb. 28 – San Francisco, CA @ Noise Pop, Rickshaw Stop
Mar. 08 – San Diego @ Soda Bar
Mar. 11 – 16 – Austin, TX @ SXSW 
Mar. 12 – Austin, TX @ Red 7
Mar. 13  – Austin, TX SXSW Official Showcase @ Hotel Vegas
Mar. 22 – 23 – Santa Ana, CA Burgerama 3 @ The Observatory
Apr. 07 – Los Angeles, CA @ The Echo,
Apr. 14 – Los Angeles, CA @ The Echo,
Apr. 21 – Los Angeles, CA @The Echo
Apr. 26 – Mecca, CA @ Sunset Oasis Ranch for Desert Daze
Apr. 28 – Los Angeles, CA @ The Echo

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