M’lasse – ‘M’lasse’


Montreal-based act M’lasse consume with a hooky, dynamic rock sound throughout their self-titled EP. The self-produced release shows a timeless sense of psychedelic garage-rock fervency, alongside inspirations that span from textural shoegaze to Middle Eastern-influenced surf.

Tonal versatility is abundant on M’lasse, which seamlessly traverses from lush entrancement to thunderous rock expanses. Enjoyably indicative of such, opener “Les Yeux” hypnotizes with its warming bass pulse and glistening guitars, excelling into a dreamy vocal composure. Converging vocal layers culminate in a distortion-heavy dose of guitars, sending chills with their gauzy embrace.

Elsewhere, “Éléphant” delivers a more immediate rock sound. Rising quickly into snarling guitars amidst the quick-swiping verses, the track enamors with its suavely invigorating central hook. A bustle of guitars past the three-minute turn kickstarts a satiating, energetic finale. Also captivating, closer “Le Navire Chavire” continues the band’s penchant for structural twists. A thumping rock sound with ’90s nostalgia emerges as the second minute approaches, following an introduction of gentle guitar jangles and lush vocals.

“Éléphant” and other tracks featured this month can be streamed on the updating Obscure Sound’s ‘Best of March 2023’ Spotify playlist.

We discovered this release via MusoSoup. The submitter accepted our content-based offer, which included financial compensation for our time writing, editing, and publishing this article.

Mike Mineo

I'm the founder/editor of Obscure Sound, which was formed in 2006. Previously, I wrote for PopMatters and Stylus Magazine.

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