Chilean duo The Holydrug Couple have announced details of their new album Hyper Super Mega for release on 14th September through Sacred Bones Records, as well as a November tour of the UK and Europe.
It was 10 years ago, in a house on the outskirts of Santiago, Chile, that Ives Sepúlveda Minho and Manuel Parra started playing music together, and The Holydrug Couple was effectively born. A decade later, they’ve made Hyper Super Mega, an album that represents the culmination of everything they’ve learned in their years as a band. Following the release and surrounding tours of their second album, 2015’s Moonlust on Sacred Bones Records, the duo found themselves back at home, feeling directionless and listless. “The over-riding feeling was one of exhaustion,” Sepúlveda recalls, “exhaustion of the planet and of culture, the overuse of references and information that you see everywhere, in fashion, literature, tourism, music, technology and so on.”
The first track from the new record to be shared, ‘I’ll Only Say This’ is an intoxicating, psychedelic nod to the classic ‘60s and ‘70s ballads with elements of both running throughout.