Melenas - Dias Raros
Melenas hail from Pamplona, Spain, a picturesque region nestled just south of the Pyrenees. Dias Raros is their first record on Trouble In Mind, following a self-titled 2017 debut album and a 7" single, a split release on three Spanish labels, Elsa, Nebula & Snap! Clap! Club.
Dias Raros hums right from the get-go, with a garage-pop punch peppered with melancholic dream-jangle, bringing to mind early-REM, Shop Assistants and Beach House, and nodding also to the driven-pop swirl of Stereolab et al. It is an album packed with enough vocal harmonies and lush counter-melodies to make summer feel like it'll never end.
The album title translates to "Strange Days" an acknowledgement - according to the band - of "...those days where you spend more time inside than outside. Inside your own self, inside your bedroom and your own universe thinking about your wishes, dreams, memories, obsessions or fears.". The lyrics - sung entirely in their native Spanish - reference "those interior dialogues where sometimes you fight to escape from a situation, you wonder what another person will be thinking about or feeling, you gotta say goodbye, or you just enjoy the time by yourself. Days that, for different reasons, you’re feeling different, they are strange."
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- US import
- LP housed in reverse-board jacket presented with obi-strip
- CD housed in gatefold card jacket with 6mm spine
Melenas - Melenas LP | CD