Aias is an all-girl indie pop band from Barcelona, Spain, and their track Tu Manes graced Pitchfork’s Forkcast around this time last year. Tu Manes is a track that starts with a layer of noise in the background and is then accented by all three of the girls’ vocals, which encompasses the listener in a sea of melody and harmony. Below is the video premiere (directed by Fric Lopez) for this track, and you can still grip their LP that dropped in September titled A la Piscina on Captured Tracks at Insound here.
Aias – Tu Manes from Nick Dierl on Vimeo.
In addition to this video, the ladies of Aias curated a guest mix for Salad Fork. I’m really stoked about this mix because I’m always curious about the music scene in other countries, and this mix is really quite eye-opening for me. I’ve been fortunate enough to stumble upon a few musicians from the Southwestern region of Europe, most notably a collective of lo-fi artists from Portugal on the MPD digital release label. Of course, I always have a yearning for more and this mix helps to fill that void.
Mixtape: Aias [Download]
Aias: Tu Manes