What's Holding You?

by Lorelle Meets the Obsolete

  • Limited Edition Blue Vinyl
    Record/Vinyl + Digital Album

    Includes unlimited streaming of What's Holding You? via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.

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Mexican psych duo Lorelle Meets The Obsolete release a new single, ‘What’s Holding You?' (from their third album 'Chambers') on September 23.

Released via Captcha (Sonic Cathedral UK/EU), it will be available on a limited-edition blue vinyl 7” and as a digital download and comes backed with ‘Medicine To Cure Medicine Sickness’, their incredible contribution to Sonic Cathedral’s long since sold-out ‘Psych For Sore Eyes’ EP. Following a fund-raising campaign on Indiegogo, which included selling their own treasured personal copies of‘Psych For Sore Eyes’ for $100 each, the duo (who play live as a four-piece) will be embarking on their first ever European tour in September and October, taking in dates at the Liverpool International Festival Of Psychedeliaon September 27, the Incubate Festival in Tilburg, Netherlands on September 22 and two London shows – a co-headline show with Yeti Lane at the Shacklewell Arms (September 25) and a support slot with Psychic Ills and White Manna at Corsica Studios (September 26).

The relentless arid acid rock of ‘What’s HoldingYou?’ is inspired by watching people on the Mexico City subway “try to convince themselves and others that they are not alienated”. It is taken from the band’s third album, ‘Chambers’, which is due out early in 2014 and was recorded by Cooper Crain of Chicago drone-rockers Cave and mastered by the legendary Sonic Boom. Lorelle Meets The Obsolete are Lorelle (real name Lorena Quintanilla) and The Obsolete (real name Alberto González). They are originally from Guadalajara but, after a stint in Mexico City, are now based in Ensenada, Baja California. After playing together in a few bands they began recording their psych-infused garage rock as a duo and also settled on their unusual moniker, which was half inspired by the recurring fictional film in Seinfeld called Rochelle, Rochelle and half by an episode of The Twilight Zone called The Obsolete Man.

They hooked up with Captcha and released their first album ‘On Welfare’ in 2011. The follow-up, ‘Corruptible Faces’, was released earlier this year, but these new recordings mark the first time the band has recorded away from home. They put their prolificness down to music being their first language. “In the last few years we’ve had a lot of things to say,” explains Lorena, “and for the time being we feel more comfortable expressing ourselves by making music rather than talking or using any other way of communication.”


released September 23, 2013

Lorelle Meets The Obsolete are:
Lorelle: vocals, guitar, bass
The Obsolete: drums, percussion, bass, vocals, Casiotone, guitars

Recorded by:
Cooper Crain, Mikale de Graff, Alex Narinskiy

Mastered by:
Sonic Boom



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