This is the moment we have been waiting for! Oakland based outfit Mwahaha have long promised a follow-up to their 2011’s self-titled debut album, and they’ve hinted at new music in 2014 with ‘Wine Cooler’. Finally they will return this year with a new album called Lovers arriving on September 6th.
Life took unexpected turns for Mwhahaha with the tragic passing of band member Cyrus Tilton, who lost his battle to cancer in early 2017. Before passing, Cyrus recorded several passages of guitar and sampler, which became vital to the album. Lovers is also titled as a tribute to Cyrus, taking its name from one of his sculptures of the same name.
Mwahaha have let loose ‘Sundown’ as the first taste from Lovers, unfolding a masterful and mesmeric blend of vintage synths and genres like krautrock and pop. Take a listen now.