24 November – The Shacklewell Arms
29 November – Rough Trade East
“Slightly surreal and ultimately difficult to place, The Zephyr Bones seem to allow the music to find its own path.” – CLASH
“hazy pop vibes like a hit of serotonin.” – Noisey
“The Zephyr Bones manage to sound dark, summery and trippy all at once.” – NME
“Wooziness abounds throughout their shimmering, psychedelia-dipped tracks.” – DIY
Barcelona-based, beach-wave rockers, The Zephyr Bones
, have shared the title-track, second single from their upcoming debut, full-length album, Secret Place
today – stream + share via Soundcloud
– prior to performing at Festival BAM in their hometown this weekend. Secret Place
is due 10 November
on La Castanya
, followed by London performances at the Shacklewell Arms, 24 November and an in-store at Rough Trade East on 29 November.
The Zephyr Bones’ hazy, melodic, psychedelic rock flickers with memories that span the distance that separates the native Chile of guitarists and vocalists Brian Silva and Jossip Tkalcic, and the band’s current base in Barcelona, Spain – which is also home to rhythm section, Marc López and Carlos Ramos. Inspired by US influences such DIIV, The Drums, Wild Nothing, Real Estate, Beach Fossils and Beach House, the songs on Secret Place share something very intimate and invite the listener to travel to their own secret places. They are filled with dreams and promises, hidden away from the hectic world and these troubling times. Secret Place synthesizes The Zephyr Bones’ guitar oriented dream pop, recorded in their own Big Beat Big Waves studio in Barcelona, and mastered by Victor Garcia.
The Zephyr Bones emerged in 2015 with their debut EP, Wishes/Fishes, on La Castanya, earning them a showcase at Barcelona’s famed Primavera Festival. The video for “Weird Summer” debuted via Noisey who called it, “hazy pop vibes like a hit of serotonin.” The band returned in 2016 with the “Black Lips/Surrounded By Sunflowers” 7” single, released in North America by the Other Music Recording Co. for Record Store Day. DIY featured The Zephyr Bones in a story on the Spanish underground rock scene, alongside Hinds and MOURN. In the past year the band have toured across the Mediterranean coast by train, becoming a go-to support act for artists coming through Spain including Future Islands and Boogarins.
Caught between suspense and narcosis, The Zephyr Bones provide the coordinates to their favorite place. It’s not the place itself that is important but that it should be kept personal – it should be your own secret place, which can be anywhere, physical or non-physical – a place or a feeling that is kept close to heart. It could be special memories of love – with partners or friends, separated by bed sheets, miles or light years.