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Spanish garage rockers Mourn drop a new piledriving single in "Gertrudis, Get Through This!"

21 May 2015, 09:45 | Written by Jon Putnam

Already having dropped an atom bomb of a debut album earlier this year, Spanish garage rock quartet Mourn are now treating us to a new single, the lead track of which is the driving “Gertrudis, Get Through This!”

Perhaps merely a convenient rhyming name, the song’s titular character could also easily represent the 19th century Spanish writer and activist Gertrudis Gomez de Avellaneda. Avellaneda clawed through unrequited love, the death of her infant child, the death of a spouse, and her sexist spurning from a seat in the Spanish Royal Academy.

It’s a colloquial pep-talk from this band of teenagers to the spirit of Avellaneda, but also earnestly serves as a reminder to them – three of whom are female – of the obstacles, some distinctly feminine, they may encounter in life. And, given the band members are all in their late teens, I can attest to the fact that, generally, there’s a whole lot of bullshit to get through still, though this track is testament to the promise of their slicing right through.

The single, Gertrudis, which also features a pair of other tracks, is currently available digitally and will release later this summer as 7” vinyl via Captured Tracks.

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