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  • Summary: The fourth full-length release for the San Francisco psych rock now led by Bret Constantino was produced with Tim Green.
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  • Record Label: Dine Alone Music
  • Genre(s): Electronic, Pop/Rock, Alternative/Indie Rock, Contemporary Pop/Rock, Indie Rock, Post-Rock, Experimental Rock, Neo-Psychedelia
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Maui Tears
Love is not a heart ache, but a heavenly prison, rule with the righteous go as the tide flows in and out. Guns is ineffective beyond the dreamer... See the rest of the song lyrics
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  1. Positive: 5 out of 7
  2. Negative: 0 out of 7
  1. Mar 20, 2014
    The overall impression given by this record is of a band that oozes confidence even as it stretches in new directions.
  2. Jan 28, 2014
    Occasionally there are moments of insignificance amongst the rocking gems and although these fall short of the band’s best tracks here, the contrast is another element that will likely add longevity to the album as a whole.
  3. Jan 28, 2014
    Each of the nine tracks holds its own.
  4. Jan 28, 2014
    Though truly hypnotic and rich with fuzzy textures, Maui Tears keeps its spacy tendencies from fading into incoherent jamming with both intriguing songwriting and pinpoint production choices.
  5. Mar 19, 2014
    Maui Tears is a distinct return to form and one that reaffirms Sleepy Sun as a genuine force to be reckoned with.
  6. 45
    There’s plenty of kernels of good ideas here, but very few of them feel properly developed; just as their genre’s been thrust into the spotlight, Sleepy Sun seem to have developed stage fright.
  7. Jan 28, 2014
    Their fourth album has all the bluster of arena alternative, but none of the confidence.
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  1. Positive: 1 out of 1
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 1
  3. Negative: 0 out of 1
  1. Jan 29, 2014
    La cortina de niebla invernal de diferentes tonalidades que desprende el 4º álbum de estudio de los californianos Sleepy Sun es toda unaLa cortina de niebla invernal de diferentes tonalidades que desprende el 4º álbum de estudio de los californianos Sleepy Sun es toda una bendición para los amantes del psy-rock de nuestro siglo.
    'Maui Tears' (2014) es un certero paisaje de claustrofóbica oscuridad, que esculpe con bellísimos caminos sonoros, una obra sublime capaz de cautivar desde el primer hasta el último corte.

    El recuerdo que Brett Constantino, vocalista de la banda, evoca de Perry Farrell, lider indiscutible de Jane's Addiction, se hace evidente a medida que nos sumergimos en los 9 cortes que componen el disco.
    Pero la verdadera alma de este álbum se encuentra en el aroma añejo que desata el gemido empático de sus guitarras:
    una atmósfera concebida para la ocasión, y que cubre la década de los 90 y la actual en un manto común de rock de innumerables matices. Un gran trabajo.