Mint Field / Primeras Salidas
Album: Primeras Salidas   Collection:General
Artist:Mint Field   Added:Aug 2015

A-File Activity
Add Date: 2015-08-07 Pull Date: 2015-10-09
Week Ending: Oct 11 Oct 4 Sep 20 Sep 13 Sep 6 Aug 30 Aug 23 Aug 16
Airplays: 3 5 3 4 3 4 1 2

Recent Airplay
1. Jul 17, 2021: Music Casserole (rebroadcast from Aug 29, 2015)
4. Nov 15, 2016: Magnetized Toner
El Otro Lugar
2. Mar 08, 2017: ¡deep storage!
El Otro Lugar
5. May 26, 2016: Life Aquatic
3. Mar 05, 2017: Reckless Burning
6. May 24, 2016: Life Aquatic
El Otro Lugar

Album Review
Telepathic Juan
Reviewed 2015-08-08
Primeras Salidas is the debut recording from Tijuana’s Mint Field. Influenced by dream-pop, shoegaze, and early 1980’s Cherry Red artists, this young trio belongs to a new generation of international bands embracing these sounds and doing interesting things with them. Primeras Salidas, which roughly translates to “first deliveries,” has interesting rhythm changes, a combination of ethereal and soft-spoken vocal moments, loud hypnotic guitars, and pleasant melodies. The band has great chemistry that shows not only on the record but also in their live sets. I saw them at Viva! Pomona this year and their set was one of the highlights of the two-day festival. They sounded flawless and energetic. A very promising act on the rise.

RIYL: Lorette Meets The Obsolete, Chasms, Dear Eloise, Vaya Futuro, and, Slowdive.

Recommended Tracks: 1, 2, 3, 4, and 6

1. (4:43) **El Otro Lugar – Exuberant track with lot of interesting rhythmic changes. Increases speed towards the end. Always playable.
2. (3:33) *Petty Box – Part instrumental, part spoken word composition with passionate guitar parts.
3. (2:22) **Douglas – Part Goth, part post-punk tune, upbeat and quite striking. Male vocals.
4. (3:30) *Laika – Track reminiscent of early 1980’s Cherry Red Records pop releases. Mid-tempo beat with a catchy melody.
5. (4:00) Clouds – Playful tune with intense vocals.
6. (4:44) **Pétalo – Impressive upbeat track with ingenious guitar work and pleasant vocals.

Track Listing
1. El Otro Lugar   4. Laika
2. Petty Box   5. Clouds
3. Douglas   6. Pétalo