Mysteries share their debut track online & announce their first album 'New Age Music Is Here' due October 28th via new LA label Felte (White Hex, Soviet Soviet etc).
Mysteries is just as it implies. A few months ago the felte label received an anonymous demo accompanied by a photo of three figures, faces covered like some sort of futuristic druids. To this day the label still doesn't know the group's origin. The forthcoming record is led by the hypnotic grooves of first single 'Deckard'.
There's a sense that the band would prefer to keep your focus on the music and not who they are, where they come from or what you might perceive them to be before hearing a single note. If you need glorious mug shots and preamble to capture your intrigue, then this is not for you. The album's title, New Age Music is Here, could even be interpreted as a sarcastic shot at the new listening habits dictated by the constant noise all around us, but is more likely a simple invitation to engage with the music on its own terms, in its own universe.
One thing is certain, 'New Age Music Is Here' glows with exotic, crunchy, muscular, expressive pop music built around vocals and drums, rather than the big synth or guitar riffs prevalent today. Almost like a psych-rock, cyborg, 50's doo-wop Alice Coltrane if you will. Is it truly new age? We definitely haven't heard much like it.
Listen with an open mind and heart and you too might believe in music once again strictly for music's sake. Let's get to it then, shall we?
'New Age Music is Here' will be released October 28th, 2014 on felte.
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