Mission Dorado is a dynamic, eclectic, mercurial indie folk-rock quartet from Texas. The band takes typical folk song structures and warps them, with a penchant for heavy grooves and psychedelic guitar-laden soundscapes. The group's principal songwriter assembled the initial lineup to record the first full-length LP, Trey Brown & Mission Dorado, recording and mixing start-to-finish to 2" tape without the use of computers. This record helped to define the band's developing style, highlighting Brown's adept lyricism and lush, thoughtful arrangements. Mission Dorado takes a different turn with their newest release, Yannash Nahollo. Here, while recalling some of the strengths of previous work, Mission Dorado explores new musical territory with renewed confidence and perspective. Psychedic, moody, pensive, ecstatic, hypnotic - this collection of Mission Dorado songs proves to be entrancing, indelible, and will surely leave you wanting more.
"Mission Dorado is a desert road-trippy kind of band. Sterling and direct but also twisting and aloof. They seem to possess that rare ability to maintain their Western tilt in the context of any heavy jam..."
-Music recently featured in Showtime's original series Homeland and in the indie documentary Echotone, a NY times critics pick. [+]
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