Written by: Mike Dimitriou
The alternative and shoegaze musings of this South American foursome sound all come with a sonic wall clearly honed by the Swervedriver school of arts: they play good, they play loud, and they have these wavy and wild oceanic melodies in their songs.
The follow-up to 2015’s eponymous debut, Melanina’s lead track is “Desfile,” which is also their first Spanish-language single. The song was released in February via online stores and streaming platforms, but the full EP is already available for pre-order via Bandcamp.
There’s a nice story behind the new EP; the title was inspired by Ricardo Gomez’ (guitars, vocals) first child Augusta. ‘Melaniña’ is an acronym combining the word ‘melanin’ (a group of natural pigments found in most organisms), chosen since Augusta is slightly albino, with the word ‘niña’, which is Spanish for a little girl.
Meanwhile, “Desfile” is about feeling trapped in your life and being in a place you do not deserve to be, surrounded by toxic people and feelings. Gomez sings, “Soporto un dia mas, con desechos me toca desfilar” (I hold on one more day…I’m in a waste parade).
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