Published Jun 22, 2015Toronto unit Meeko Cheech are almost ready to release their third EP Miss Bolivia, but before it lands, Exclaim! is giving you the chance to listen to it in its entirety.
The new six-track offering follows 2011's Capricorn Sideways and 2013's Motif, and the band call it a "logical progression" from the previous efforts. Helping them further expand on their dark brand of psychedelic, synth-rock, multi-instrumentalist Tristan Murphy was added to the group's lineup on trumpet, xylophone and accordion.
The new release was recorded by Mike Rocha (Greys, Electric Youth) at Riverworks Studio and mastered by fellow Torontonian Ryan Mills (Stars, the Most Serene Republic).
Miss Bolivia takes the listener on a sonic adventure through an array of styles and sounds. It opens with the dark, hallucinogenic vibes of the title track, which morph into the spooky, orchestral "Art & Sofa" then veer into the spiralling, synth-driven "Hotline." "Parallel" and "Robert Fripp" serve up some atmospheric, post-punk grooves before it all wraps up with the crunchy, guitar-heavy closer "Shock Unit."
You can hear the whole thing for yourself by giving Miss Bolivia an early spin in the player below. It officially arrives on June 27, and you can see all the details for their album release show that same night at Handlebar in Toronto here.