Track Of The Day – Dead Mellotron – “Stranger”


Dead Mellotron’s “Stranger” ticks all our musical boxes and despite lasting less than three minutes  achieves a  measure of soaring epicness that some bands never even get close to over the course of an entire career.  Its glorious driving guitar and reverb soaked vocals pack a huge emotional punch, which is pretty impressive for a band who once listed their influences as “complete apathy. ”

Dead Mellotron were initially a solo vehicle for singer/guitarist Josh Frazier, but after relocating from Louisiana to Baltimore they have expanded to a three-piece. Their new album “Glitter” is released on May 7th, it contains 7 tracks and lasts but 30 minutes, however if “Strangers” is anything to go by they will be 30 minutes of reverb drenched, My Bloody Valentine meets Beach House in a “Sonic Cathedral,” inspired euphoria. We trust Dead Mellotron’s music will be a timely reminder that “quality not quantity” and “less is more”  are more than just words, they are perspectives. Wink

Andy Von Pip

ANDY VON PIP - Founder, editor, writer, reviewer, photographer and all-round good guy at the House photographer for The Academy Music Group, Zuma Press, Event Magazine and Rex Features worldwide. You can check out his photography at Andy Von Pip Photography Has been new music tipster on BBC6 Music, Amazing Radio, and DJ on Strangeways Radio (USA.) Can currently be heard on IWFM Radio. His radio work has been described as sounding like Ian McCulloch on ketamine fused with Ringo Starr. New music tipster on Amazing Radio, moderator for BBC 6 Music DJ Tom Robinson's Fresh on the Net, former member of "BBC's Sound Of" panel. Written and photographic work has appeared in The Quietus, Music Week, Record Of The Day, The Guardian, GIITV, The Sabotage Times, Bido Lito, The Skinny, Louder Than War. Media partner and curator for Liverpool Sound City.

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