Saturday, August 17, 2013

Lorelle Meets The Obsolete - Corruptible Faces

Photo by Isaac Uribe
Lorelle: vocals, electric guitar & electric bass.
The Obsolete: drums & percussion, electric bass, vocals, casiotone, electric & acoustic guitars, drone, and knob tweaking

The Guadalajara psych duo just released a new single, ‘What’s Holding You?'
Listen to ‘What’s Holding You?' and 'Medicine To Cure Medicine Sickness' (from their upcoming third album 'Chambers') dropping on September 23.
'Medicine To Cure Medicine Sickness' was also featured on Sonic Cathedral's Psych For Sore Eyes complilation.

I just got my Lorelle Meets The Obsolete latest album 'Corruptible Faces'  Limited Edition White vinyl LP via Captcha Records in the mail. Be jealous they're sold out.
A cosmic flight of fancy, like Icarus it soars to atmospheric heights and melts your face with Lorelle’s captivating vocals, the duo’s saturating spacey guitars and dense volumes of beautiful psychedelic noise.

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Lorelle Meets The Obsolete started last year (around March of 2010) in Guadalajara, Mexico when Lorena Quintanilla (Lorelle: vocals, guitar and bass guitar) had a batch of songs that did not fit much into her former band Soho Riots.

She wanted to record them so she invited her Soho Riots bandmate and boyfriend Alberto González (The Obsolete: vocals, guitar, bass guitar, drums, percussion and electric organ) to do so. And that was pretty much it. It all started as a recording project not as a band.

According to Lorena, those songs did not fit with the Soho Riots because they all came up as a unity. She could not separate them from each other. It was almost as if each song was part of a story. Above all, they were extremely personal since they were a depiction of Lorena's hard life at the time.

It also was the best opportunity to start something they were meaning a long time to do: a duo between Alberto and Lorena. When Lorelle Meets The Obsolete.

After several months those songs were finished and they realized they had a complete album so they decided to share it with several record labels they admired. They titled the album On Welfare and Captcha Records, a small Chicago imprint, released it in May of 2011, achieving positive reviews from all sorts of media (Altered Zones, Raven Sings The Blues, Get Bent, Los Grillos among others) and good radio airplay (WFMU, KDVS and BBC Radio 6).

On Welfare is a dense atmosphere with layered guitar textures, psychedelic drones and garage. Its sound is fond of bands like The Velvet Underground, The 13th Floor Elevators, My Bloody Valentine and Spacemen 3.

Lorena and Alberto have also assembled a band in order to move their music into a live scenario. Their live shows are well known for being loud, hazy and physical. Lorena and Alberto see the live experience as a way of projecting themselves as real as possible without obstacles. Their live act is purely emotional and they have taken it across several mexican cities such as Monterrey, Guadalajara, Morelia, Cholula and Mexico City.

Captcha Records has been a home for LMTO's sounds and in January of 2012 they will release the Ghost Archives EP (a 7" that will mark the transition between the band's two LP's) and their sophomore effort (scheduled to be released in March of 2012).

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