Video: Máscaras – “Tortoise”

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This energetic number opens with some hazy, distorted guitar to land you in it’s cloudy atmosphere.


As the bass line bounces along, the guitar slings out cheery notes on top of some brisk drumming. Each chorus grows faster and heavier with Papi hammering out on the symbols as Carlos and Theo’s notes get denser and more powerful. Carlos’ guitar strumming erupts into a distorted explosion before settling back into a final, lighter progression to cap things off. Check it out!


– Austen


“Tortoise” was recorded before a live audience April 30th, 2016 at Banana Stand in Portland, OR and features Máscaras. The video features footage from camera operators Michael McInerney, Darren Hartman, Tyler Bertram, Nick Gattman, Sam Smith, and Guy Wagner and was directed and edited by Michael McInerney. Audio for this video recorded by Adam Harney and Zach Stamler, mixed by Adam Harney, and mastered by Chris Andersen. Cover art for this release was designed by Dane Brist and feature photography from Michael Reiersgaard.

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