Mock Suns | photo by Chelsea Puglese
Philly psych band Mock Suns reboots with two cosmic music videos; self-titled album out next month
Philly psych-pop outfit Mock Suns will release their latest, self-titled album on October 23rd. The upcoming Mock Suns is the band’s first LP since 2016’s Stay True, which was initially set to be the band’s final release: after Stay True came out, the original lineup, consisting of Greg Puglese, Steve Diromualdo, Tom Magliaro, and Matt Giordano split up, leaving Puglese as the sole remaining member.
Compared to Stay True, Mock Suns is a far more somber affair. Two singles from the upcoming project have been released so far: “The First Ever Image of a Black Hole on an Apple Cinema Display” and “Enchanted Forest.” “The First Ever Image…” opens with ambient electronic textures, before Melbourne-based multi-instrumentalist Hugo Lee enters the mix with a contemplative sax line. The track’s music video has a similarly eerie tone, with messages like “You cannot escape… Nothing can…” flashing across the screen.
“Enchanted Forest,” on the other hand, opens with a distinctly pop feel. The bass lines buzz up and down, before giving way to Puglese’s vocals: “Never left the Enchanted Forest / Reality? I won’t stand for it,” he sings, referencing an abandoned amusement park he used to visit with his grandma. The track closes with an upbeat guitar solo, a striking contrast from the shimmering ambience of “The First Ever Image…”.
Watch the videos for Mock Suns’ “The First Ever Image of a Black Hole on an Apple Cinema Display” and “Enchanted Forest” below. Pre-order Mock Sunshere, out October 23rd.