credit: Courtesy of Mirror Travel
The true beginnings of garage-dwelling daydreamers Mirror Travel originate in 2003 in a small Texas town you’ve never heard of. Through many cities, years, and members, Lauren Green (guitar, vocals) and Tiffanie Lanmon (drums) remained the spring of the band’s musical essence, continually writing, recording, and performing their own brand of narcotic, swirling, post-punk for over a decade.
In 2010 the two recorded the wiry and propulsive earworm "The Ghosts That Wake You" as the title track of Gerard Cosloy’s (Matador Records) pet project, Casual Victim Pile; a 19 song snapshot of Austin’s Red River music scene. The project quickly landed the band a 7” release (Wooden Bones) on Seattle’s Mt. Fuji Records and US tour dates alongside acts such as Bill Callahan, Ringo Deathstarr, and …And You Will Know Us By The Trail Of Dead.
Mirror Travel returned from the road with new material and set their sites on the small desert town of Marfa, TX to record their first full-length album, Mexico. Working with engineer Gory Smelley at his Marfa Recording Company, the trio spent two weeks crafting one of the year’s most solid releases, a half hour of echo-drenched fuzz Esquire Magazine described as “Neil Young playing live from the bottom of a well”. Mexico is loose, grungy garage at its finest and travels at such an unhurried and hypnotic pace that you may feel you've driven across the desert yourself.
Following the release of Mexico, Mirror Travel was approached by Anton Newcombe (Brian Jonestown Massacre) to release a selection of Mexico tracks on a special, limited edition 10" release in the UK.
Mirror Travel’s latest EP, Cruise Deal, takes the same smoldering psych-rock of Mexico and submerges it in a sea of dense and dreamy post-punk sludge. The album was recorded in the band’s Austin, TX storage-unit-turned-rehearsal-studio with friend and live-sound engineer Roy Taylor (Emmylou Harris, Patty Griffin) except for two tracks, Aasim and Yesca, which were the result of a drop-in session at Big Orange Studios in Austin, TX with NYC-based engineer Aaron Bastinelli (The Roots, Grandmaster Flash).
The band's current dimension (portal entrance found in at the base of the Sangre de Cristo mountains) finds Mirror Travel as a 4 piece with Lauren Green singing and playing guitar, Tiffanie Lanmon on guitar/drums, Meredith Stoner on bass, & New Orleans transplant Christian Friesing (previously of Trance Farmers) on drums/keys/guitar.
Mirror Travel is currently writing and recording a full length album.