Guadalajara, Mexico isn’t exactly a place you would equate with where grow psych vibes from their sidewalks.
Some of you out there might recall my recent post regarding Lorelle Meets The Obsolete. I’ve featured their tunes from two cool efforts and all those have songs pretty killer.
Well, in keeping with the trend in bizarre lo-fi Mexican psychedelic circles, here there new garage psych interludes that dips shoegaze for strange lo-fi hybrid.sound between songs. So If you are one of the handful of people that went all fucky over Lorelle Meet The Obsolete posted here, I recommend checking into Has A Shadow psych project.
Has A Shadow is the infernal collaboration between two Mexican fiends, Victor Garcia , aka Remi Rema , and Daniel Marciano.
Before Has A Shadow, both have operated joined up with Pedro Silva on other great outfit Garage Psych devout around the area called We Ride Phantoms
As We Ride Phantoms has 3 only EPs free was released on 2011 . As you might have guessed, it is premium Garage Psych not terribly unlike Has A Shadow in it’s vibe, almost like a blue print or a manufactured archetype of what Has A Shadow is. Great efforts.
Now , Has a Shadow outfit have their own debut album called Sky is Hell Black. with some excellent guitar work soaring and twisting over rudimentary bass lines and herky jerky drumming , or I´m not sure if is a drum machine, or I´m not sure if it matters only to say that sound really great….
We Ride Phantoms EP
01. another day
02. black down
03. when i was young
We Ride Phantoms EP II
01 . She Happens.
02 . Best Regards
03 . Ceremony
We Ride Phantoms EP III
01 Our Year
02 Gettin’ Even
03 Strange House
Has a Shadow – Vibrating in Exile EP
1. May never 04:56
2. Drive 05:41
3. Poison in me 03:40
HAS A SHADOW – SKY IS HELL BLACK
released 17 May 2013
Daniel Graciano: Vocals, electric & acoustic guitar, electric organ, drum machine, tambourine & floor tom.
Víctor Garay: Bass guitar.
Rodolfo Samperio: Electric & acoustic guitar.
The Obsolete: Drums. Electric guitar on 3 & 8.
Recorded by The Obsolete at Carmen’s home.
Tracks 8 & 9 recorded by Daniel Graciano & Víctor Garay.
Mixed by The Obsolete at home.
Cover photo by Lorena Sequeyro.
Design & layout by Víctor Garay.
All words & music by Daniel Marciano & Víctor Garay.
1. John Lennon 05:53
2. Sky is Hell Black 05:33
3. Don’t 05:54
4. Can’t Stop the Fall 04:03
5. May Never 04:39
6. Drive 06:04
7. Poison in Me 03:28
8. The Way 04:30
9. Untitled 03:30