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Jefre Cantu-Ledesma – “Joy”

Another haunting track from Jefre Cantu-Ledesma tips off his third release with Mexican Summer. After contributing interstitial magic to their upcoming surf compilation, the artist goes deep into aching drones after his brush with shoegaze on On Echoing Green. The fuzz is wiped away, replaced by a crispness that can’t be shaken. Several of “Joy’s” tones tiptoe in the background, with the main melody sighing heavy with an unseen tragic turn. Cant-Ledesma has long been a frontrunner for ambient ache, but this is him at his least obfuscated, his most present vision of rippling melancholy that’s hard to shake. The track prefaces his upcoming LP Tracing Back The Radience, out July 12th.



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Jefre Cantu-Ledesma – “A Song of Summer”

Very excited to hear a new cut from Jefre Cantu-Ledesma this week. The track is the first from his upcoming album, On Echoing Green, out June 16th on Mexican Summer. The track features vocals from Argentinian singer Sobrenadar and pushes Cantu-Ledesma’s needle slightly further from the crackled noise that he’d been engulfed in on 2014’s A Year With Thirteen Moons. That’s not to imply that he’s emerged totally from the din, there’s still a gauzy glow around the artist’s synth and guitar work, but this time it’s far less impenetrable, arcing closer to shoegaze than noise. The track bristles at the edges in waves of glorious energy and burns with a glow that’s quite like squinting into the sun. Cantu-Ledesma won’t be accused of making pop by any measures here, but fans of My Bloody Valentine may have found a new obsession in this one.



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