MOLD! Shares New Single “You Are Being Lied To!”
Picture by Gabriel Duque
Miami-based psych-rock outfit MOLD! tease the release of their debut full-length effort NO SILENCE! with the spacey, garage-rock infused single “YOU ARE BEING LIED TO!” The track was written by founding band member Carlo Barbacci and former bassist Bronto Montano, and expresses their emotional conflict about leaving their home of Lima, Peru back in 2017, to embark on their journey Stateside–and the existentialism that arises from leaving everything behind to start anew.
“YOU ARE BEING LIED TO!” is a prismatic sonic experience, with whimsical, nostalgic elements, juxtaposed against spacial guitar textures and a driving rhythm section. This first offering is emblematic of the outfit’s penchant for the joyous elements of music, and leans into catchy, infectious hooks, as much as they do their dynamic take on archetypal garage rock. The track bursts with a subtle intensity, mirroring the band’s own manifesto to take listeners to happy places, nostalgic places, and even dark places within the psyche.
The album was recorded and mixed at The Bull Recording Studio in Miami by sound engineer Ryan Haft (Torche, Wrong, Jacuzzi Boys), and produced in a collaborative effort between Barbacci and Haft. Mastering engineer Dave Cooley, whose credits include DIIV, Tame Impala, Stone Temple Pilots and J Dilla, to name a few, took the reigns for mastering duties, putting the final touches on the powerful and moreish record.
“When we started working on this album, we knew we wanted to make it a protest album against the traumatizing events we all go through in life; the existential troubles, the people that hurt us, the situations that make us have to relocate and start again. It just seems like there is a strong force trying to keep us away from being in touch with who we are and who we want to be. This album is a scream for no silence! For perseverance and resilience, for being happy with being different. It is a call for unity, empowerment, perseverance, acceptance. We are all in this together because we are all survivors. We are the people that choose to live another day. We want the listener to be reminded of who they are. We want the listener to get in touch with their most hidden feelings.”
MOLD! is a psych-rock collective based in Miami, Florida. The band was incepted in 2019, after founding member Carlo Barbacci moved from Lima, Peru to Miami. Since their formation, the outfit’s following has proliferated, allowing for them to become a staple on local bills, alongside some of the best underground bands the Magic City has to offer. To date, MOLD! has made there way across countless South Floridian stages, including the legendary venues Las Rosas and Churchill’s Pub.
With the release of their debut self-titled three-song EP in November, 2019, the
band embarked on a statewide tour, and performed alongside CLONE (members of DIIV, Habibi and Dead Leaf Echo) for their live-streamed release party at The center For Subtropical Affairs during Art Basel Week. Today the band gears up to release their first LP titled NO SILENCE!