Mestís Sign With Sumerian Records

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Mestís, that’s who!

Javier Reyes of Animals As Leaders and T.R.A.M. has inked a new solo deal with Sumerian Records for his new project, Mestís.

Mestís release its all instrumental debut EP — Basal Ganglia — November 27.

Says Reyes: “Basal Ganglia is an EP that come from several places, and by places, I mean influences. I’ve always wanted to create a style of music that focused on being emotionally exploitive and technically sound, yet simple enough for the average music listener to appreciate.

“Another influence was using the eight string guitar in a form that is unconventional to the ‘trends’ or independent of characteristics that are found in music styles/genres that have popularized it. Another and important reason was to create a true form of my own independent voice as an artist. To create music that expressed my personality, upbringing, emotions and musical taste.”

Mestís also features Matt Garstka (Animals As Leaders) handling drum programming, Hector Barez (Calle 13, Bio Ritmo) on percussion and David Stout (Marvin Gaye, Smokey Robinson) on the trombone.

Here’s a video from Mestís for you to feast your eyes on. It, unfortunately, is safe for work.

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About Chris Harris

Chris Harris is an internationally-published music journalist and writer whose work has appeared on the pages of Rolling Stone, IFC, Revolver, Alternative Press, and Radar. The former news editor for Noisecreep, Harris also served as co-host for the site’s weekly podcast, “Creep Show." Before that, he spent four years writing for MTV News.