Fantasmes is Mario Negron and Dario Morales—a washed out, psychedelic indie-rock duo. Coming from the secluded beaches of Puerto Rico, their sound is a dreamy haze of droning guitars and pulsating sonic grooves. Reminiscent of the days of yore, this duo has been compared to acts like the Velvet Underground and Sonic Youth with their winding, hypnotic moods. With Redness Moon, which is being released on September 4th through Last Bummer Records, the album is complex and spellbinding in its lush movement of rippling rises and falls that envelops the listener in a transcendental sonic journey.
You can preorder Redness Moon here. Also, don’t forget to check out Fantasmes’ “Dance in the Shadows” video below. It’s premiering here at Anthem exclusively.
BAND NAME: Fantasmes
HOMETOWN: San Juan, Puerto Rico
DESCRIBE YOUR SOUND IN TWO SENTENCES: Home-brewed, psychedelic and droned-out bliss captured onto obsolete and cheap tape. Mix that in with your favorite tropical adjectives.
FAVORITE NIGHTSPOT IN THE CITY YOU CALL HOME: El Local
BEST SPOT FOR A LATE NIGHT SNACK IN THE CITY YOU CALL HOME: Not Denny’s
HOTTEST POP STAR: La Lupe
HOTTEST DEAD ROCKER: George Harrison
FAVORITE NOW DEFUNCT LABEL: Zapple Records
BEST RECENT PURCHASE: A bike and a fountain pen.
NERDIEST EQUIPMENT FETISH: VHS cameras and tape machines.
CHOICE VICE: Tobacco and caffeine—at the same time.
LAST THREE MOVIES YOU’VE SEEN COLLECTIVELY: Ivan Zulueta’s Arrebato, Conrad Rook’s Chappaqua and lastly—we’re not proud to admit this—Gulliver’s Travels with Jack Black.
TOUR NECESSITIES YOU NEVER TRAVEL WITHOUT: Choice vices
ONE BRAND YOU WOULDN’T MIND SELLING A SONG TO: Zuriick Shoes
YOUR FLAT IS BURNING DOWN, WHAT ARE YOU GRABBING? Both of our Epiphone Casinos
WHO’S MORE CREATIVE, AN EARLY BIRD OR A NIGHT OWL? One of us is an early bird, the other a night owl. It balances out perfectly. One picks up where the other leaves off.
FINISH THIS SENTENCE: I’M LEAST LIKELY TO… be funny on command.
DECIPHER THIS FORTUNE COOKIE FORTUNE: “EVERY EXIT IS AN ENTRANCE TO NEW EXPERIENCES.” It’s pretty clear: Every end is a new beginning. Life is an eternal ebb and flow, so just flow with it. The Chinese are very wise. I am the walrus.