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New Spells

by Ava Mendoza

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Sun Gun 05:55
New Ghosts 09:40
Apart From 09:30
Don't Look 06:53


Ava Mendoza plays these songs. She makes them sing. Her technique is impeccable, but her playing is astonishingly expressive. She doesn't just bend blue notes; she wads them up into a ball and throws them up against a wall. She manipulates raw lightning, giving us a sound that is fluorescent and powerful enough to leave a trace of ozone in the air. Mendoza knows what she does better than almost anyone else on the planet, which is tell stories with her guitar.

A split release with Astral Spirits. Purchase the cassette version HERE:


released November 26, 2021

Ava Mendoza - guitar

Artwork © 2021 by Dylan Marcus McConnell / Tiny Little Hammers
Recorded by Ava Mendoza
Mixed by Eli Crews and Ava Mendoza
Mastered by Mikey Young
Tracks 1 and 2 composed by Ava Mendoza (BMI)
Track 3 composed by Trevor Dunn (published by Convulsive Beauty Music, ASCAP)
Track 4 composed by Devin Hoff (Jessie the Dog Songs, ASCAP)
Track 5 composed by John Dikeman (Buma Stemra)
All tracks © 2021, Ava Mendoza
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