We first spotted Mint Field in early 2016 when, at the ripe age of 20, they were added to play one of Coachella’s early slots and we happened upon the wonderful DIY video for “Petty Box” (alas, since removed from YouTube). The Tijuana dream-pop duo — singer-guitarist Estrella Sanchez and drummer-synth player Amor Amezcua — impressed at Viva! Pomona and Desert Daze since releasing their debut EP, “Primeras Salidas,” in 2015.
This week came the news that Mint Field’s 13-track debut album, “Pasar de las Luces,” will be out Feb. 23 via L.A.-based Innovative Leisure, home to Badbadnotgood, Nick Waterhouse, Classixx, the Buttertones, Hanni El Khatib and more. The album, made in Detroit with producer Christopher Koltay, includes the “Ojos en el Carro,” which reveals the languorous, Cocteau Twins side of the duo, with Estrella’s doleful voice carried by the echoes shoegaze’s British forebears. Float on.
||| Stream: “Ojos En El Carro”