Ratings and Reviews
A Sound as Intriguing as the Cover!
Juana Molina's new album 'Wed 21' won't drop for another couple of months, but her music is already making waves with the tastemakers: Pickfork, Uncut, Stereogum, Prefix... to name a few. In the meantime, Crammed Discs has just released 'Eras' - the first single from the album, which has had 24,000 listens in it's first 2 days.
Ian Cohen at Pitchfork says this: "It's been five years since Juana Molina's last album of experimental electronic folk, so a reiteration of her oft-repeated origin story is in order: at one point in the 1990s, the Argentina native canceled her wildly popular comedy show to dedicate herself to music. It's not an uncommon transition, but over the span of three albums she became the first comedian ever to successfully lose the jokes and become a "serious" musician while keeping her sense of humor. 'Eras', the first single of her upcoming Wed 21 (out October 29 via Crammed Discs), bears the qualities that have defined her previous work, an alluring construction of curious juxtapositions: organic and electronic, acoustic and distorted, straight time with jazz meters, Spanish and English, poetry and the phonetic qualities of counting. Above all, it's a playful song, infatuated with the textural and melodic qualities of pure sound and Molina aspires to make sure you're enjoying it as much as she is."