Portugal’s psychedelic riff henchmen, MISS LAVA, will unveil their smoking Sonic Debris full-length via Small Stone Recordings this Friday. In celebration of its release, today The Obelisk is hosting a full stream of the offering noting, “At its strongest, Sonic Debris is as much about atmosphere as its hooks, and the balance MISS LAVA strikes in songs like ‘The Silent Ghost Of Doom,’ ‘I’m The Asteroid,’ and the later, airier ‘Fangs Of Venom’ demonstrates patience and songwriting acumen in kind. Riffs, somewhat unsurprisingly, still lead the way, but MISS LAVA have enough room here to really let their material branch out, and while ‘Symptomatic’ and ‘In The Arms Of The Freaks’ are big on their choruses and “Fangs Of Venom” winds up that way as well, there isn’t necessarily anything unipolar about MISS LAVA‘s overarching approach, and taken front to back, their third album offers peaks and valleys of tempo, mood, etc., that make it that much richer on the whole. Still very much a rock record, but using that more as opportunity than limitation…”
Read more and sample Sonic Debris at THIS LOCATION.
And if you missed it, check out the visual accompaniment to the track “The Silent Ghost Of Doom” still playing at Decibel at THIS LOCATION, as well as the tripnotic visuals of “In The Arms Of The Freaks,” courtesy of Revolver Magazine, at THIS LOCATION.
Sonic Debris will be released May 13th and come available on CD and 180-gram light blue vinyl limited to 500 units. For preorders go to THIS LOCATION.
A true sonic voyage with a diversity beyond anything yet evidenced by the band, Sonic Debris traverses unexplored auditory landscapes. Throughout the record’s ten consuming movements, MISS LAVA manifests explosive sound textures, kaleidoscopic asteroids, and obscure beasts making for an all-consuming listen that’s difficult to overlook. Outlaws Of The Sun notes, “Sonic Debris sounds like the stoned out offspring of Queens Of The Stone Age, Kyuss, Monster Magnet and Truckfighters all vying for musical supremacy. And for that you will be crazy to miss this superb album. Excellent and highly recommended.” Rock And Roll Fables hails the band’s fusion of, “Kyuss’ wall of sound with Monster Magnet’s psychedelia and a little of Corrosion Of Conformity’s Southern-fried jam sensibility,” further gushing, “Saying MISS LAVA could be the next Kyuss is a bold statement. I know this. That band was the one that set me on the path to my musical awakening when I was just a wee lad. If Kyuss followed up Blues For The Red Sun with another album (and not the Sky Valley concept), then they’d be lucky to have it sound as good as Sonic Debris. Yep, I said it.”
Sonic Debris was captured at Pentagon Audio Manufacturers, JDB Showroom and EstÃºdio Crossover in Lisbon at various times throughout 2014 and 2015, produced by Fernando Matias and MISS LAVA, engineered by Matias, José Pedro AtaÃde and Ricardo Bravo, mixed by Benny Grotto at Mad Oak Studios in Boston, Massachusetts, and mastered by Chris Goosman at Baseline Audio Labs in Ann Arbor, Michigan. Sonic Debris follows 2013’s Red Supergiant and 2009’s Blues For The Dangerous Miles, which was listed among Loud Magazine’s Top Five Portuguese albums of that year, and 2008’s limited edition, self-titled EP.
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