Mexico City shoegaze band Mint Field have returned with a new lineup, single, and video entitled “Natural.” In other news, the band recently signed with Los Angeles label Felte Records (Sextile, Odonis Odonis). Mint Field’s current lineup is Estrella del Sol Sanchez, Sebastian Neyra and Callum Brown from Ulrika Spacek with Callum Brown joining the band last August.
“Natural” is a song about speaking words and how the fluency of the words is very important to our subconscious, as well as being self-aware. Sonically it resumes Mint Field’s classic dreamy/distorted sound with a complex rhythm section.
This is the first song where the band adds violin, strings and saxophone. This was achieved with the help of guest collaborators Cathy Lucas from Vanishing Twin and Nathan Pigott. The track was produced by Syd Kemp of Ulrika Spacek. All three collaborators are part of the HAHA Sounds Collective and recorded the session at Wilton Way Studio in London, UK.
The band filmed the video in late February before the pandemic took over our lives. Their good friends Daniela Solis and Maria Ramirez directed the video. The idea was to capture the movement of light and how time elapses. It was recorded in an empty house which belongs to the grandmother of the two directors. Visually we were aiming for pleasing and matte colors. It was all natural with no post production effects.
21.08 Tijuana, MX @ Moustache
22.08 San Diego, CA @ Casbah
25.08 Sacramento, CA @ Starlet Room
26.08 San Francisco, CA @ The Chapel
28.08 Portland, OR @ Vitalidad Arts Center
29.08 Vancouver, BC @ Fox Cabaret
30.08 Seattle, WA @ Vera Project
02.09 Los Angeles, CA @ Teragram Ballroom
03.09 Las Vegas, NV @ Bunkhouse Saloon