When it’s released in April, I’ll be even more interested to hear how Mars Red Sky‘s second album has turned out. The French inner-peace-through-fuzz-tone gurus were set to record the follow-up to their 2011 self-titled debut (review here) in the Californian desert to coincide with a West Coast tour following a run last fall in South America. It would seem the Dept. of Homeland Security had other ideas.
As I understand it, Mars Red Sky wound up spending a week in Rio de Janeiro (clearly a hardship, judging by the photo above) and did some work at Estúdio Superfuzz with Gabriel Zander before returning to France and presumably finishing it there. Not at all what they had planned, and though it seems to have worked out, I can’t imagine it wasn’t viciously frustrating at the time. Another heavy band falls victim to the fascist American security state.
To lead the way for the new record, the title of which has yet to be revealed, Mars Red Sky will issue a 7″ with a studio version of the track “Satellites,” which you can hear live below, coupled with an instrumental captured at Desertfest 2013 in London. I remember that. It was awesome.
They’ve also got some tour dates lined up for Spain and Greece, but here’s just a sliver of news about what’s easily one of my most anticipated records for this year:
New album for us in April and a first 7′ for march (including this song called “Satellites” in a studio version + an instrumental live track from London Desert Fest. as B Side). Thanks so much for your support !
Feel free to share and spread, we re almost 10000 on this page ! Next shows :
01/23 DONOSTIA (Sp) Mogambo
01/24 BARCELONA (Sp) Rocksound
01/25 ZARAGOZA (Sp) Pub Eccos
01/26 MADRID (Sp) Wurlitzer Balroom
02/05 LA ROCHE SUR YON (85) Le Fuzz Yon
02/27 LARISSA (Gr) Stage Club
02/28 THESSALONIKI (Gr) Eightball Club
03/01 ATHENES (Gr) Six D.O.G.S
03/01 LA TESTE DE BUCH (33) Le Zik Zac
06/20 HELLFEST !!!!!!!!
More shows to come soon !
Mars Red Sky, “Satellites” Live in Mariehamn, Nov. 30, 2013
Tags: Bordeaux, France, Mars Red Sky