A new band in town, How Far To Mexico, is ready to break onto the scene in a big way this weekend. We’re excited to premiere the exclusive first full listen of their debut EP Drought, a 4-track effort that incorporates jangle pop and psych rock elements. Their so-called “psychedelic escapism” comes though as reverb-laden, twangy guitar parts, mesmerizing drum patterns, pulsating bass lines, and singer Jamieson Mackay’s relaxed yet pervasive vocals. Let’s just say it’s the kind of music that can take you somewhere else on a beautiful summer day while soaking in some sun in a park downtown. The sound and style recalls influences such as The Smiths or early R.E.M with a pronounced and definitive pop appeal – and, frankly, a sound that the world could use a little bit more of.
Drought will be made available on CD or a limited run of tapes, or online on Bandcamp.