This Friday, March 13th, Mundy’s Bay will be releasing their debut full-length, Lonesome Valley, on Pure Noise Records, and today the Montreal-based band have shared one more early preview with their new song “Seasons Pass” and its accompanying music video. “Seasons Pass” is a buoyant cut of shimmering indie pop that showcases Mundy’s Bay ability to seamlessly blend the melody and mood of dreampop with the driving energy of post-punk.
Recorded by producer/engineer Kurt Ballou (Converge, Joyce Manor, Code Orange), Lonesome Valley immediately envelopes the listener in this enticing balance of atmosphere and hooks. BrooklynVegan praised the band’s ability to combine styles and sounds, noting that “Seasons Pass” is, “fueled by a driving, Cure-ish guitar riff, but Mundy’s Bay do it in a way that’s more like rawer ’90s indie-punk.”
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The members of Mundy’s Bay (vocalist/keyboardist Esther Mulders, guitarist Victor Beaudoin, guitarist John Donnelly and bassist Will Love) met in Montreal’s punk and hardcore scene, but set out to form a band with no stylistic confines. That highly collaborative and open approach to writing, along with a shared love of ‘80s and ‘90s musical touchstones, forms the band’s core sound. Mulder’s serene vocals guide the listener through dream-like explorations of love, loss, and longing, whether she’s singing overtop of chiming guitar passages or waves of reverb-drenched distortion and winding bass lines. It’s an impressive debut sure to please fans of moody post-punk and shimmering guitar pop alike.
Mundy’s Bay will be touring in support of Lonesome Valley, starting with a North American run with Hunny and Bay Faction that kicks off tomorrow in Washington DC.
03/14 Washington, DC @ Songbyrd Music House *
03/15 Philadelphia, PA @ The Fillmore Philadelphia *
03/17 Brooklyn, NY @ Elsewhere *
03/18 Allston, MA @ Great Scott *
03/19 Syracuse, NY @ Apostrophe’s
03/20 Toronto, ON @ Rivoli Pool Hall *
03/21 Columbus, OH @ The Basement *
03/22 Chicago, IL @ Subterranean *
03/23 Minneapolis, MN @ 7th Street Entry *
03/25 Denver, CO @ Larimer Lounge *
03/28 Seattle, WA @ Chop Suey *
03/29 Portland, OR @ Holocene *
03/31 San Francisco, CA @ Bottom of The Hill *
04/02 Phoenix, AZ @ The Rebel Lounge *
04/05 Austin, TX @ Stubbs BBQ *
04/06 Dallas, TX @ Dada Dallas *
* w/ Hunny, Bay Faction