WL//WH Track Of The Day: CLAN DE VENUS “Dulce Pero Triste”

I was missing the guitar-fuelled Mexican indie-pop band Clan de Venus from León, but fortunately last week one of them hit my in-box with their brand new debut self-titled album, released, after a long hiatus and shift in members, since their first EP ”Isla Nube”, via Emma’s House, in 2016.

The quartet, ably combining maudlin jangly pop tones, sparkling noise-pop energy, shimmering shoegaze reverberated textures, and moody dream-pop atmospherics, has pumped out a collection of instantly catchy and deceptively upbeat, as well as warmhearted and infectious songs imbued with relentless driven energy, youthful exuberance and melancholic fragility that unmistakably strikes a chord.

Certainly one of the most captivating, “Dulce Pero Triste” is a breezy blast of urgent punching drums and swelling fuzzed guitar riffs of swirling buoyancy and sheer energy that crash their way into melodious, soaring vocals cut through with sadness and wistful joy, as teasing flourishes and whining guitars billowing around laced with endearing melodies and soothing melancholy.

A positively strong first effort from a band well worth checking out.

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photo by Aranxa Santacruz