Following the European release of their second album “Stranded In Arcadia”, French heavy psych trio MARS RED SKY unveiled a tripped-out video for new song “Hovering Satellites”. Directed by their friend Colin Manierka, the video “blends live footage – captured by Bartosch Salmanski – with psychedelic color work, space scenes and wave patterns, all feeding into the atmosphere of the song itself”. The 11-track record was recorded in Rio De Janeiro by Gabriel Zander at Superfuzz Studio during their South American tour last year.
Here is what JJ Kozcan at The Obelisk had to say about the album: “Stranded in Arcadia, the Bordeaux fuzz-roller trio’s second album and Listenable Records debut from which the song comes, is easily among the best records I’ve heard this year (review here), refining the ultra-warm tones of Mars Red Sky‘s 2011 self-titled debut (review here) and complementing them with a far-out heavy psych expansion.“
Within only three years, MARS RED SKY have established themselves as a major groundbreaker of the European psychedelic and heavy scene. Their first eponymous album raised the bar high with its blending of heavy psychedelia, melodic vocals and fuzz-drenched desert grooves: a real trip for the heart and soul. Now, French fuzzlords Julien Pras, Jimmy Kinast and Mathieu Gazeau are back with their second record “Stranded In Arcadia”, literally smashing all what has been previously done by the band, in terms of creativity and the sensations it provides to the listener. Heavier and more hypnotic than ever, this 8-track stoner masterpiece will take you compellingly into a whirl of cosmic riffage and addictive grooves: it’ll take you into the unseen and wonderful world of Arcadia.
“This album is more than a kick ass rehash of familiar 70’s influences; this French three piece comes dangerously close to classic album territory, with a sound that’s equally melodic and menacing, brutal and beautifully serene, and this reconciliation of polarities is the driving force behind their particular brand of psychedelia.” – The Sleeping Shaman
“When this Bordeaux-trio embrace me with their mix of desert rock, psych, groove and 60’s rock, they are heading for unchartered territory. (…) Mars Red Sky takes us out into other galaxies.” – The Sludgelord
“This is for the majority a breath of fresh air within stoner rock, the French trio delivering a welcome tonic to those who say the scene has died and moved on, and more pertinently to a genre needing this kind of passion, invention and good tunes. Great stuff.” – Nine Hertz
“I have no doubt that when the end of 2014 arrives, Stranded in Arcadia will be counted as one of its most substantive milestones.” – The Obelisk
MARS RED SKY will be touring France and Europe this summer, including a few good festivals.
The band will be more than happy to meet you there, so feel free to get back to me if you want to set up an interview!
UPCOMING LIVE SHOWS
06.19.14 – MISSILAC (Fr) La Barak’a
06.20.14 – CLISSON (Fr) Hellfest
06.26.14 – SALLES-ABRUISSANNAS (Fr) Willstock Festival
06.27.14 – VIC LE COMTE (Fr) Festival Alambic
06.28.14 – ÉVREUX (Fr) Le Rock Dans Tous Ses États Festival
07.10.14 – METZ (Fr) Irish Pub
07.11.14 – ERFURT (Ger) Stoned From The Underground Festival
07.12.14 – NIKOLSDORF (AT) Stick’n’Stone Festival
07.18.14 – RIBERAC (Fr) Le Grand Souk Festival
08.22.14 – MONTESQUIOU (Fr) Festival On the Rocks
08.23.14 – CARELLES (Fr) Festival Terra Incognita
09.26.14 – CORBIE (Fr) Rockin The Docks
10.02.14 – PARIS (Fr) La Maroquinerie
10.03.14 – CHAMBERY (Fr) Blizzard Mountain Fest
10.04.14 – PRATTELN (Swz) Up In Smoke Fest
10.18.14 – MUNICH (Ger) Keep It Low Festival
11.21.14 – BIARRITZ (Fr) L’Atabal w/ Year Of No Light
12.18.14 – BORDEAUX (Fr) Krakatoa w/ guests
More European dates to be announced soon.
“Stranded in Arcadia” is available now in Europe
and out June 10 in North America via Listenable Records.
Order your copy at marsredsky.bigcartel.com