I’ll be honest with you, I’m not sure I have much insight to offer as regards Mars Red Sky‘s new video for “Join the Race,” the track taken from their 2014 sophomore LP and Listenable Records debut, Stranded in Arcadia (review here), but the short version is I get warm feeling whenever I listen to this song and the fucking band is great. They’re going on tour in Europe again, having just played the Reverence Festival, and man, I’d love to get to see them play again. Anywhere, really. Here, there, wherever. I don’t think another record has come out this year that I’ve gone back to as much as Stranded in Arcadia, and I’d relish a chance to hear the material live. Maybe next year.
The video for “Join the Race” is pretty much just compiled archive footage, grainy shots of the woods and train tracks put through psychedelic manipulations, but the point is the song itself. If you haven taken a second yet to get to know these guys, you’re missing out on some of the best heavy psych rock that’s out there right now.
And that’s that.
Mars Red Sky, “Join the Race” official video
Following their spacey second effort “Stranded In Arcadia”, French stoner rockers MARS RED SKY recently presented their brand new video for “Join The Race”. In their own inimitable trippy style, the trio takes you along a kaleidoscopic journey across North America’s dusty deserted landscapes and railways. Sticking to the band’s DIY ethos, the video was exclusively made from archive images and edited by long time friend and video director Colin Manierka.
This fall, MARS RED SKY will keep on delivering fuzz to the European masses by playing an extensive serie of shows, which started last week with a smashing performance at heavy psych festival Reverence Valada in Portugal. Dates have already been locked in the UK, Germany, Austria, Italy, Switzerland, as well as in France where they will share the stage with national doom heroes Year Of No Light. Expect more cities to be announced in the next couple of weeks.
24.09 LILLE (59) L’Aéronef Club
25.09 LONDON (UK) The Black Heart
26.09 CORBIE (80) Festival Rockin’ the Docks
27.09 CAEN (14) Le Bocal
01.10 TOURS (37) La Belle Rouge
02.10 PARIS (75) La Maroquinerie
03.10 CHAMBÉRY (73) Blizzard Mountain’s Fest
04.10 PRATTELN (SWZ) Up in Smoke Festival
05.10 FELDKIRCH (AT) Graf Hugo
06.10 ERBA (IT) Rock Pub Centrale
08.10 VIENNA (AT) Arena
09.10 WÜRZBURG (GER) Immerhin Würzburg
10.10 ESSLINGEN (GER) Klub Komma
11.10 LINZ (AT) Kapu
12.10 BERLIN (GER) Bassy Club
13.10 SIEGEN (GER) Vortex Musikclub
15.10 KOHLN (GER) Underground Cologne
16.10 KARLSRUHE (GER) Alte Hackerei
17.10 FRANKFURT (GER) Sky High Festival
18.10 MUNICH (GER) Keep it Low Festival
19.10 MILANO (IT) Arci Lo-Fi
07.11 CLERMONT FERRAND (63) Le Raymond Bar
08.11 SAVIGNY LE TEMPLE (77) L’Empreinte
20.11 NANTES (44) Le Ferrailleur ***
21.11 BIARRITZ (64) L’Atabal ***
22.11 TOULOUSE (31) Le Connexion ***
10.12 POITIERS (86) Le Confort Moderne ***
12.12 STRASBOURG (67) La Laiterie ***
13.12 LYON (69) Le Marché Gare ***
18.12 BORDEAUX (33) Le Krakatoa – MRS & Friends ***
*** With YEAR OF NO LIGHT