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Malena Zavala


Yucatan Records


Released: 11th May 2018



Released: 11th May 2018


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A meandering, dream pop opus with an ear for a tune, that sits somewhere between Beach House’s ‘Teen Dream’ and Julia Holter’s ‘Have You In My Wilderness’.

You may not have heard of the Argentinian born Zavala before but she’s left her stamp on us here at Resident with this spectral masterpiece. Stuttering percussion, stunning vocals and a genius sense of pace define ‘Aliso’. With its slow burning pop melodies, there are also nods to Tame Impala’s winding psych and Linda Perhacs’ acid folk. As we’ve had her hypnotic debut on heavy rotation since making it album of the week and catching her Great Escape sets back in May, we can say with some confidence that it gets better with age. Much like Big Thief’s ‘Capacity’, it takes time to realise how intricately detailed ‘Aliso’ is. If you’re like us, you’ll fall hard on the first listen and then keep going back to find more to fall in love with.

“A sublime, hypnotizing experience, Malena Zavala’s ethereal debut album ‘Aliso’ invites us to wander through lush, warm lullabies & hazy daydreams. A transcendental dream in musical form… sweetly haunting tapestries of sound9/10 – atwood magazine.


  1. Intro Song
  2. If It Goes
  3. Moon Song
  4. Broken By Two
  5. Aliso
  6. Should I Try
  7. Could You Stay
  8. A Vision That's Changed
  9. Send Out To The Water
  10. I Never Said It

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Cassette version of the album


Resident Exclusive 'Aliso - Live At The Pool' bonus disc