|MH-088 Está Vivo - Carry You To My Mouth
Carry You To My Mouth is the Mush debut from Está Vivo. The four track ep spans styles ranging from inspired indie-rock to tropical-folk to beautifully restrained hazy acoustic ballads with elements that remind of The Magnetic Fields, Spiritualized, Love And Rockets, and The English Beat. Está Vivo's lyrics lend a sophistication to the bedroom-pop production and naturally delivered deep vocals. Whether writing about an infatuation with someone he sees on the street each day or slyly working "Friday I'm in Love" into a song about a girl he meets at a party because it is the first song that they dance to, the lyrics are equal parts charming, carefree, biting and subversive. With productions that range from elegant and sublime to dark and foreboding, Carry You To My Mouth is a genre collision of experimental and pop sensibility.
|Está Vivo produces the type of playful, tropical folk that could serve as a soundtrack to a late night beach party - Chicagoist / Not only an exploration into summery, tropical sounds, but also into the intricacies of romance and love - Some Kind Of Awesome / Creating a life-affirming free-for-all wrapped in a lo-fi indie rock / indie folk package with electronic music influences - Spacelab TV
|Chicago native Ryan McMahon's solo project Está Vivo is not only an exploration into summery, tropical sounds, but also into the intricacies of romance and love. His latest track "Smile Back", is described by the musician as being inspired by "a woman I kept seeing last summer walk down the street by my house, in which I kind of became infatuated with but whenever I were to see her I was always too shy to introduce myself. After the summer, she kind of just disappeared and I haven't seen her since." It's this disappearance that lends to such a focused song, as the infatuation felt throughout the summer is captured perfectly by the sounds that make up the song. Whether it is the feel-good xylophone, the subtle percussion or McMahon's laid back vocals, everything about the song feels grounded in the summer season, and that's what makes it so good. - Some Kind Of Awesome