Barcelona-based surfer-psych-pop group The Zephyr Bones have released their debut full-length album, ‘Secret Place,’ via La Castanya. You can grab a copy of ‘Secret Place’ via Bandcamp or stream via your favourite platform. Watch the video below for Telephone which is lifted from ‘Secret Place’.
The Zephyr Bones derived their name from the Zephyr surfboard shop in Santa Monica and the Z-Boys skate crew that emerged from it, in the 1970s. Their gorgeously hazy, dreamy, sun-drenched tunes took inspiration from those two favorite pursuits, and artists such as DIIV, Wild Nothing, Real Estate, and Beach Fossils.
Principle songwriters and guitarists Brian Silva and Jossip Tkalcic moved from Chile to Barcelona to form the band, and were joined by the rhythm section, Marc López and Carlos Ramos. Part of Spain’s thriving DIY indie scene (Baywaves, Parrots, etc.), The Zephyr Bones create their own brand of guitar orientated dream pop – which they have christened “beach wave” – recorded at Eclectic Echo Lab studio in Barcelona.
The Zephyr Bones emerged in 2015 with their debut EP, ‘Wishes/Fishes,’ earning them international acclaim and a showcase at Barcelona’s famed Primavera Sound. The video for Weird Summer was debuted via Noisey who called it, “hazy pop vibes like a hit of serotonin” and NME said they; “sound dark, summery and trippy all at once.”
The band returned in 2016 with the ‘Black Lips/Surrounded By Sunflowers’ 7″ single, co-released worldwide by New York Label Other Music Recording Co. and La Castanya. DIY magazine featured The Zephyr Bones in a story on the Spanish underground rock scene, alongside Hinds and MOURN, writing “Wooziness abounds throughout their shimmering, psychedelia-dipped tracks.”
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.
They will take their live show first to Madrid for a Best Fit club night this Wednesday, November 15, before heading to the UK for performances in London, Glasgow and Bristol, with a hometown celebration in Barcelona in December (dates below). The Zephyr Bones will make their North American debut at SXSW in March 2018.
11/15 – Madrid, ES @ Siroco (Best Fit Club)
11/24 – London, UK @ Shacklewell Arms
11/25 – Glasgow, UK @ Mono
11/27 – Bristol, UK @ Hy Brasil
11/29 – London, UK @ Rough Trade East
12/16 – Barcelona, ES @ Be Good