Mentira Mentira is a mexican band formed in the city of Monterrey in the year 2009 by Gabriel “Gaby” Noriega. The band has been characterized through their career for their chaotic live shows and for their constant lineup changes, allowing Noriega to collaborate with some of the most interesting musicians in the Mexican musical scene.
Presenting a mixture of genres, ranging from punk to ambient, it’s hard to describe the band without mentioning Gaby’s strange fascination with all things dark and paranormal, evident since their first album Meaningmore (Nene Records, 2011), presenting strange found footage videos staring the Manson family, all the way to their last album A Season in Hell (Abstrakt Muzak, 2014), where samples of the Heaven’s Gate cult are found in scary instrumental tracks. “No one can portrait a third kind encounter better than him” (Freim.tv)
The band has been part of Mexico’s most renowned indie labels (Nene Records, Vale Vergas Discos, Abstrakt Muzak) and has played in many of the most popular alternative music festivals (Nrmal, Ceremonia, All My Friends, etc). All of their previous albums have been included in mexican media’s best of lists, specially for A Season in Hell, which has been described as “the best album of all 2014” by mexican blog Plop Radio.
As of 2017, Mexico city has become their home turf, and besides Noriega the band consists of Mauricio Guzman (Sonido Inconciente, DDA) on the drums and Joseph Reiter (The Bleak Ethnique) on bass. Their newest album, Laboratorio de Clonacion, takes the band to the Spanish language for the first time, as well as approaching more complex themes such as genre identity and musically expanding to more a more abstract approach. In the future, Mentira Mentira would like to buy and island in the south of Chile and limit their presentations to a extraterrestrial only audience.