Milagres share a new song from Violent Light, their new album due out on Memphis Industries on 24th February."'Sunburn' was a tune that I started working on while we were touring for Glowing Mouth and puzzled over for a very long time", says lead vocalist Kyle Wilson. "'Sunburn' is a very simple song, but it was one of the most difficult to write".
"Production wise this one was really a challenge. There were so many layers that we added in - a melodic Rhodes line, a flittering bass, a wobbly synth pad, a shimmery guitar, the unpredictable skittering electronic hi-hats that you hear a lot in hip hop production these days, live drums, electronic drums, more electronic drums, etc."
If the last album Glowing Mouth from Brooklyn brooders Milagres was an essay on human frailty, composed in a haze of Vicodin from a hospital bed after a climbing accident left lead vocalist Kyle Wilson incapacitated for months, the follow-up is about living life - a brave, bold fuck-you to mortality that seeps sex from its pores and dazzles in its gossamer alt-pop.
The only record you'll hear next year (or any other) to borrow from both Heroes-era Bowie and Southern rap hooligan Waka Flocka Flame ("I love the way his rhythm tracks just prattle on and on without repeating themselves, somehow never sounding overcomplicated" says Wilson), this new full-length release from the band sounds like a trip into another universe, full of trippy analogue synths, manipulated samples, punchy distorted guitars and heavy brass orchestrations.
Now a four piece, Milagres are completed by producer and bass player Fraser McCulloch, keyboard player Chris Brazee and drummer Paul Payabyab.