October 31st, 2012 16:42 EST
SOP Battle of the Bands Features Fantasmes with "Monster's Mother"
UPCOMING NORTHEAST TOUR DATES - FANTASMES
November 5 - Boston, MA @ Zuzu w/ She Bears & Slow Dim
November 7 - New York, NYC @ Left Field w/ Skinny Bones, Morrison Brook, The Rotaries
November 11 - Brooklyn, NY @ Matchless
November 12 - Philadelphia, PA @ Kung Fu Necktie
November 13 - Washington, DC @ 52 O Street Studios w/ Cigarette
Fantasmes are a hypnotic psych-rock duo comprised of Mario NegrÃ³n and DarÃo Morales - two close friends who began playing music together in high school, brought together by their love for 1960`s psychedelia and avant-garde pop. Fantasmes hails from the breezy beaches of Puerto Rico, and you can hear the ocean`s influence on `Redness Moon` - their debut record released September 4, 2012 through Last Bummer Records. The record is spellbinding and soothing, with rhythmic rises and falls and heady acoustic riffs echoing the sonic flow of the tide.
To celebrate the exciting announcement of the band`s upcoming tour, Fantasmes are offering an exclusive free download of their track "Monster`s Mother" off their recent LP, perfect for this Halloween season. Download here, or above. ---
"What`s most interesting about Puerto Rico/NYC based band Fantasmes` latest album Redness Moon " is not necessarily the obvious, but rather what is happening underneath. " Cloud Prepositions " emerges through a slow, purposeful, rising groove. Droning background pulses underscore prominent tambourine percussion, tubular-belled guitars and eno-esque treated keyboards. The vocals are muted and obscure, creating mood over storytelling"
"Complex and spellbinding in its lush movement of rippling rises and falls that envelops the listener in a transcendental sonic journey."
"creeping and hypnotic"
"The Puerto Rican psych team does all their "60s predecessors proud on Redness Moon, " a swampy, reverb-heavy ride into dusk, billowing with lazy riffs, desert drums and hypnotic festival vox."
"a perfect blend of personal favorites Velvet Underground and Sonic Youth, this band is a future classic. Make way."
"Slow drum beats and guitar riffs with whirling vocals that are reminiscent of The Shins or The Beatles."
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