Sundance Sea

by Car Crash Sisters

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about

"Ready for international stages. [...] If you like bands like My Bloody Valentine, Bauhaus, Mudhoney and Dinosaur Jr. this is the band you were looking for." - DNA Magazine (MEX)

"Mexico's premier shoegazers"; "These Mexican beautiful noisemakers burn like a supernova". - The Big Takeover (USA)

"A wonderful potpourri of powerful sounds that made hearts beat faster 20 years ago and more and have not lost any of their appeal in the here and now." - Lie in the Sound (GER)

"Perfectly balanced and thought-out album [from] savvy and passionate musicians." - Artnoir (CH)

"As versatile and exciting as the 90's - with enough self-reflection from the 21st century to incorporate modern songwriting. Without nostalgia." - Plattentests (GER)

"Remarkably energetic [...] They play a ragged, charming take on the more plaintive end of shoegaze." - Norman Records (UK)

"With [Sundance Sea] they deliver an overwhelming business card!" - De Subjectivisten (NED)

"Strangely familiar, yet refreshing in the here and now." - Pretty in Noise (GER)

"Music with a constant, catchy pattern" - New Noise Magazine (USA)

"Put their own fresh spin to it" - Even the Stars (UK)

"Transferred into the mid '90s" - Last Day Deaf (GRE)

"Outstanding"- Human Cannonball (GER)



PRESS RELEASE: English

The often rather gloomy topic of closure including the process of facing it vs. a seemingly uplifting album title like “Sundance Sea“ - it‘s not the only contrast that you will find when approaching the new album by Car Crash Sisters from Aguascalientes, Mexico. The four-piece band has a knack for the ‘90s and combines roaring alternative guitars with the ethereal attitude of dream pop/shoegaze minus it‘s sedative character. Singer Kique knows when a song requires a raunchy, almost grungy voice, and the band knows how to write hooks whereas others fully rely on sound. But CCS songs embrace development. In the second half of each track the band opens up for a new round of either a surprising melody or an instrumental wall of sound. Take “Orange”: after two minutes of driven, crashing drums, flushes of flanger effects, it doesn’t slow down but offers a magnificent, almost peaceful guitar riff which is to die for, even more when Kique’s voice offers some softer aspects. Or the catchy first single “In Another World” which is getting increasingly hypnotic and intense, it includes female vocals by Alma, Kique’s wife. However, highlighting single songs isn’t necessary when the whole album has an exemplary arc of suspense. You get a bunch of harmonic changes, sunny choruses, some dissonant guitars, howling feedback, tension – and ultimately: relief. Perfectly balanced 39 minutes from start to finish. „Sundance Sea“ was the name of a pre-historic epeiric sea that fully receded. Maybe, it’s a kind of closure, too?


PRESSEINFO: Deutsch

Die ja oft recht bedrückende Stimmung eines (Ab)Schlusses, das Verarbeiten desselben und das Sich-Gegenüberstellen steht im starken Gegensatz zu einem scheinbar erbaulichen Albumtitel wie „Sundance Sea“ – und es ist nicht der einzige Kontrast auf dem neuen Album von Car Crash Sisters aus Aguascaliente, Mexiko. Das Quartett hat ein Faible für die neunziger Jahre und kombiniert röhrende Alternative-Gitarren mit der flächigen Attitüde des Shoegaze/Dream-Pop, lässt aber sein betäubendes Element außen vor. Sänger Kique weiß nämlich, wann ein Song eine rauere Gangart, ja, eine fast grungige Intonation braucht. Und die Band weiß, wie man Hooks schreibt und Songs weiterentwickelt, wo andere lediglich den Sound im Blick haben. Nehmen wir „Orange“, das nach zwei Minuten getriebener, krachender Drums, waberndem Flanger-Einsatz, nicht langsamer wird, aber mit einem überwältigenden, fast friedlichen Gitarrenriff und sanften Vocals den Song in neue Bahnen lenkt. Oder die erste Single „In Another World“, die zunehmend hypnotischer und intensiver wird, sie enthält Vocals von Gitarristin Alma, der Frau Kiques. Jedoch, das Anpreisen einzelner Songs ist nicht unbedingt nötig, wenn das gesamte Album ein Musterbeispiel für Spannungsaufbau ist; hier lässt sich dramaturgisch nichts verschieben, alles passt genau dorthin, wo es ist. Den Hörer erwartet ein Springbrunnen an Harmoniewechseln, sonnigen Refrains, einigen dissonanten Gitarren und heulendem Feedback, Spannung – und letzten Endes auch: Erlösung und Erleichterung. Es sind perfekt austarierte 39 Minuten. „Sundance Sea“ war der Name eines prähistorischen, Binnenmeeres, das vollständig verschwand. Vielleicht ist auch das irgendwie eine Art Abschluss?

credits

released March 16, 2018

Kique J. (vox/guit)
Alma Saucedo (guit/vox)
Noel Legaspi (drums)
John Bla Bla (bass/synth)

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