MOURN began as a collaboration between guitarists and vocalists Jazz Rodríguez Bueno and Carla Pérez Vas, two teenagers from El Maresme, Catalonia, Spain. When they met at school, their hobby shared by the 90’s indie rock led them to make music together. They uploaded videos of their acoustic songs on the internet. To record their first album, MOURN became a quartet, adding bassist Leia Rodríguez Bueno (who was only 15 years old when she joined the band) and drummer Antonio Postius (currently no longer part of the band).
The band recorded their debut album in two days and was released in September 2014 in Spain. The following February, the New York label Captured Tracks relaunched “Mourn” in the rest of the world. A little over a year later, the band returned with “Ha, Ha, He,” which included songs inspired by Throwing Muses, Chicago’s post-rock in the mid-90s, and the poetry of William Blake. In 2018, after a long dispute with their old Spanish record label, MOURN released its third album titled “Sorpresa Familia”. With this work they made a tour that took them through the United States, Canada, Europe and Japan.
Last September they released their fourth album, “Mixtape”, an album with a couple of new tracks and covers of The Cure, Echo And The Bunnymen, Hüsker Dü, dEUS, The Replacements, Come, etc. making it clear that theirs, in terms of references, but especially in terms of impact and quality, it is surely in a different league.
But that is not all: at the beginning of May they will release a fifth studio album that, given the level they are currently marking, it may be one of the most important albums of 2020. They will present it in Tomavistas where we will welcome them back with open arms remembering the incredible gig they played in 2017.