Mars Red Sky Post “Mindreader” Video

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I’m not sure if I accurately conveyed in my review of Mars Red Sky‘s just-released third album, Apex III (Praise for the Burning Soul) (review here) just how heavy the song “Mindreader” really is. Granted, the Bordeaux trio are no strangers to a thundering riff, but when “Mindreader” kicks in, the guitar of Julien Pras and Jimmy Kinast‘s bass get pushed forward by a surge of double-kick drumming from Mathieu Gazeau, and when that drops out and they launch into the groove that defines the verses of the song, the effect is utterly engulfing — huge low end making for unquestionably the single heaviest push on the record. It’s a moment well worth singling out, which is presumably the idea behind featuring “Mindreader” in a new video by Mars Red Sky lighting/video specialist Geoffrey Torres.

The new clip follows shortly behind one for the song “Shot in Providence” (posted here), much as the new album follows shortly behind the Providence EP (review here) on which “Shot in Providence” appeared. Torres was behind that video in part as well, and like that and many that Mars Red Sky have issued over the last five years, it’s easy to imagine the footage from “Mindreader” behind the band on stage. Where “Shot in Providence” was mostly black and white or otherwise muted in color, this time around, the found footage is in large part beaming and bright, and even its darker moments have elements of light in them — fire and rituals and this and that culled from old horror movies and so on. Naturally, the song is the highlight, but it’s easy to get lost in the video as well and the two create a similar kind of wash, one aural, one visual.

And yeah, since we’re on the subject, Mars Red Sky play The Obelisk All-Dayer on Aug. 20 at Saint Vitus Bar in Brooklyn for what will be their first East Coast US appearance. It’s going to be awesome. You should come. More info here, tickets here.

Enjoy “Mindreader” below:

Mars Red Sky, “Mindreader” official video

“Mindreader” From “APEX III (Praise For The Burning Soul)” – Out Feb 29th 2016 on Listenable Rds / Recorded and mixed by Gabriel Zander & Jacob Dennis. Vidéo : Geoffrey Torres / Grading by Colin Manierka.

Mars Red Sky on tour:
01/03 LEIPZIG (DE) WERK2-Kulturfabrik
02/03 HAMBURG (DE) Hafenklang
03/03 BRUSSELS (BE) VK concerts
04/03 PARIS (FR) Le Divan du Monde
05/03 ROTTERDAM (NL) Baroeg Open Air
06/03 BERLIN (DE) Lido Berlin
08/03 STUTTGART (DE) Universum
09/03 LINZ (AT) Stadtwerstatt
11/03 LJUBLJANA (SI) Kino Šiška Centre for Urban Culture
12/03 MUNICH (DE) Under The Black Moon Festival
14/03 LAUSANNE (CH) Le Romandie – Lausanne
15/03 PRATTELN (CH) Konzertfabrik Z7 Bleibt
16/03 WIESBADEN (DE) Schlachthof Wiesbaden
17/03 ARLON (BE) L’Entrepôt À Arlon
18/03 EINDHOVEN (NL) Tuchthuis
19/03 HANNOVER (DE) Faust Gold
29/03 RENNES (35) L’Ubu
30/03 ROUBAIX (59) La Cave aux Poètes
31/03 ANGERS (49) Le Chabada – Angers (club et salle de concerts)
01/04 LORIENT (56) MAPL / Le Manège / Les Studios – Lorient
02/04 NANTES (44) Metalorgie Festival
05/04 STRASBOURG (67) La Laiterie Artefact
06/04 LYON (69) Marché Gare
07/04 DRAGUIGNAN (83) Bucéphale
08/04 BARCELONA (SP) Sala Plataforma
09/04 MONTPELLIER (34) Le Black Sheep
10/04 CLERMONT FD (63) Coopérative de Mai
12/04 TOURS (37) Le Temps Machine
16/04 LE MANS (72) Salle Jean Carmet
17/04 DUNKERQUE (59) Les 4Ecluses

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