“SONG FOR EWE” is the feature where artists & music people beloved by VELVET SHEEP choose an obscure song they’ve been listening to that day. Today’s guest is one half of Tijuana psych rock duo Mint Field. They’re not so much a Moon Duo as a double helping of Galaxy chocolate, so sweet is the trip they take you on in new single “Quiero Otoño de Nuevo” which is a more-ish taster for their album “Pasar De Las Luces” out this Friday 23rd Feb on the Innovative Leisure label. Vibey, organic and unstoppable like Föllakzoid, with the beautiful voice of today’s guest soaring scirocco-like above, reminiscent of Rachel Goswell of Slowdive, Mint Field are right up my deserted interstate highway, and I’m uber-chuffed to welcome to VS – the awesome Estrella Sanchez!

Since recording their debut EP, Primeras Salidas, in 2015, Mint Field (Estrella and her partner in crime Amor Amezcua) have played Coachella, SXSW and have extensively toured the US and Mexico. Last summer the band travelled to Detroit to record with producer Christopher Koltay (of the truly awesome Akron/Family) and the windswept results are about to gust into our paths this Friday! In the meantime, to satiate your curiosity and quench your thirst here’s the aforementioned, never to be forgotten “Quiero Otoño de Nuevo”…

Here’s the crepuscular and creepy album artwork…

That’s a look into their eyes (where’s the mystic third eye?) but what’s an insight into Estrella’s mind? Without further ado…

“Carla Dal Forno – We Shouldn’t Have To Wait

I’ve been listening to Carla dal Forno a little while back, I was listening to Julia Holter and Spotify recommended her. Ever since I started listening to her I could’t stop. I really like how she sings and all the textures, sequences, bass lines and how everything is so calm but dark at the same time. I like her vibe.”


Mint Field on Tour:
Feb 22 | Mexico City, Mex – Departamento
Feb 23 | Tijuana, Mex, – Black Box
Feb 26 | Leeds, UK – Headrow House
Feb 27 | Glasgow, UK – Broadcast
Feb 28 | Manchester, UK – The Eagle Inn
March 01 | London, UK – Shacklewell Arms
March 03 | Groningen, NL – Vera
March 04 | Amsterdam, NL – Paradiso
March 06 | Jena, DE – Glashaus
March 07 | Prague, CZ – Underdogs Ballroom
March 08 | Berlin, DE – Loophole
March 10 | Paris, FR – Espace B
March 13-18 | Austin, Tx – SXSW
March 20 | Santa Fe, NM – Rufina Tap Room
March 21 | Denver, Co – Lost Lake
March 25 | Seattle, Wa – Vera Project
March 26 | Portland, Or – Liquor Store
March 29 | San Francisco, Ca – Cafe Du Nord
March 30 | Los Angeles, Ca – Resident
April 01 | San Diego, Ca – Blonde Bar
April 07 | Mexico City, Mex – Ceremonia