French stoner rock legends MARS RED SKY just unveiled the artwork of their new album “Stranded In Arcadia” (out this spring on Listenable Records), as well as its first official video “Arcadia”.
After a critically acclaimed first album “Mars Red Sky” (2011) and hundreds of gigs across Europe and America, France’s emblematic stoner rock trio MARS RED SKY is now taking its music to a brand new level with their long-awaited second full-length “Stranded In Arcadia”. Heavier than ever, the band (formed by Julien Pras, Jimmy Kinast and Mathieu Gazeau) will take you further into its very own world of fuzz and psychedelia, a journey to a wondrous imaginary place called Arcadia…
MARS RED SKY comments: “The story about our new record is actually some sort of happy accident. While we were supposed to record at Harper Hug’s Thunder Underground Studio in Palm Springs between our South and North American tours, an issue with US customs forced us to stay in Rio de Janeiro. Our Brazilian booker Felipe Toscano introduced us to Gabriel “Bill” Zander, who instantly invited us to record at his Superfuzz studio. We locked ourselves in during four days and recorded the eight tracks of “Stranded In Arcadia”. We felt like we were stuck, like stranded in a wonderful place with a lot of amazing people. The title of the record sums up this paradox: a trial that finally led us to a great experience and the making of a record which would have probably been much more different, if things happened like planned.“
Jimmy Kinast adds: “The atmosphere was so spontaneous and chilled-out in the studio that we even ended jamming on the end of this track called “The Light Behind” until there was no tape left… The song “Beyond The Light” was born.
Regarding the evolution of our sound, there’s no doubt that when our drummer Matgaz joined the band, he brought a heavier and more metal touch. This feeling is pretty palpable on such tracks as “Beyond The Light”, for example. Now we can’t wait to go on the road and perform our new record live!“
The band and label are currently offering MARS RED SKY‘s brand new limited edition 7″ EPfeaturing the songs “Arcadia” (live at Desertfest London 2013) and “Hovering Satellites” for preorder at shop.listenable.net and www.marsredsky.bigcartel.com.
MARS RED SKY‘s new album “Stranded in Arcadia” is set for release on April 28th in Europe and June 10th in North America on Listenable records.
1- The Light Beyond
2- Hovering Satellites
3- Join the Race
4- Holy Mondays
7- Seen a ghost
8- Beyond The Light
– Artwork by Carlos Pop
The band also recently released “Arcadia” on their Youtube channel, which is the first video off the new album.