Imagine a time before historical reenactment, before the exciting experimentalism of early Japanese hardcore simply became something to simply codify and copy. Kansas City, MO’s MENTIRA marry that unbridled innovation with the contemporary melodicism and rhythmic inventiveness of the current Catalan punk scene — the groovier spiritual sibling of DESTINO FINAL, no doubt! —and emerge with something entirely their own. It makes you wanna shake your ass and KC creepy crawl in equal measure, music that is both immediate and subtle, compliments of an explosive recording that reveals its many layers upon each listen. Estilo loco! A band that blew me away from the first minute I saw them, this is their debut on vinyl, lucky number TSF-013. Features members of AMERICAN HATE, NIÉGALO TODO, NATURAL MAN, BLUE HEALER, and more. Limited to 500 copies and 25 tour edition test presses, all on black vinyl, with Risographed sleeves produced at Oddities Prints in KCMO. “Vivimos en eterno engaño, en constante vacío existencial.”
Recorded by Dan Ohm and Tony Manganaro. Mixed by Tony Manganaro. Mastered by Alex Nagle. Art by Gabe Coppage.