Weird World releases “70,” new posthumous track by Sam Mehran

Weird World releases “70,” new posthumous track by Sam Mehran

“'LOUNGY' is a fun, spacey, and a little bit glamorous stomper that never dwells on an idea long enough for it to become boring. Mehran may be gone but his legacy lives on.” —THE FADER

Today, Weird World shares “70,” the third taste of Cold Brew, a posthumous collection of intentionally instrumental rock music by Sam Mehran. Out on July 28th to coincide with the third anniversary of his passing, Cold Brew is the first time Sam’s solo music will be released under his own name.

“70” follows previously released tracks "LOUNGY" and "COLD BREW." It exemplifies the ethos of the collection—vignettes driven by hooky guitars, puckish attitude, and dry, driving sonics, informed by rock’s history, but not reverent towards it. Watch the video for "70" below.


A songwriter, guitarist, producer, and multi-instrumentalist, Sam started a lot of projects and played in a lot of bands over his 15-year career, including Test Icicles; he also had several recording aliases for his solo work, such as Outer Limits Recordings. He released everything from pugnacious dance-punk to mesmeric disco loops; unhinged hip-hop beats to perfectly poised pop songs. 

Usually very critical of his own work, Sam talked with friends about how freeing it was to make Cold Brew: to keep the songs short, to not dwell on production, to not think about his voice, to simply enjoy himself. With Cold Brew’s release, both longtime fans and newcomers to Sam Mehran’s world can enjoy his whimsical, wonderful legacy, too.

Cold Brew was recorded in Los Angeles between April and May 2018. It was compiled under the guidance of Sam’s father, Abbas Mehran, and curated from over one hundred songs by Sam’s friends, Nicholas Weiss and Katie Wagner.

The previously unavailable Outer Limits Recordings collection Singles, Demos & Rarities (2007-2010) is now streaming—listen HERE

Curse. Matrix Metals. Flashback Repository. Explorers. Test Icicles. MELT. The Sweethearts. Yoga. Blues Runner. Intense Dudes. Outer Limits Recordings. Sam E. Dangerr. Sam E. Slaughter. Sam Meringue. 2 X Love. Green Crack. Wingdings. 

Sam Mehran Cold Brew

Album | 30th July 2021

Cold Brew is a posthumous collection of instrumental rock music from Sam Mehran recorded in Los Angeles between April and May 2018. Compiled under the guidance of Sam’s father, Abbas Mehran, and curated by Sam’s friends Nicholas Weiss and Katie Wagner, it’s the first time that Sam’s solo music will be released under his own name.

Sam recorded over one hundred songs for Cold Brew, a selection of which are presented here in their original form, without any additional production or remixing. Cold Brew was always intended to be an instrumental album, driven by effortlessly hooky guitars, warm, golden sound, and puckish attitude. Using dry, driving sonics without much reverb or washy ambience, it’s informed by rock’s history but not reverent towards it.

Tracklisting

  • 1CLASHY
  • 2COLD BREW
  • 3BAD RELIGION
  • 4LOUNGY
  • 5GROOVY
  • 6NORMIE
  • 7STEELSIE
  • 870
  • 9XYLO
  • 1073
  • 1166
  • 1271
  • 1361
  • 1474
  • 1568
  • 16SHRED
  • 17SOAKED

Sam Mehran Cold Brew

Album | 30th July 2021

Cold Brew is a posthumous collection of instrumental rock music from Sam Mehran recorded in Los Angeles between April and May 2018. Compiled under the guidance of Sam’s father, Abbas Mehran, and curated by Sam’s friends Nicholas Weiss and Katie Wagner, it’s the first time that Sam’s solo music will be released under his own name.

Sam recorded over one hundred songs for Cold Brew, a selection of which are presented here in their original form, without any additional production or remixing. Cold Brew was always intended to be an instrumental album, driven by effortlessly hooky guitars, warm, golden sound, and puckish attitude. Using dry, driving sonics without much reverb or washy ambience, it’s informed by rock’s history but not reverent towards it.

Tracklisting

  • 1CLASHY
  • 2COLD BREW
  • 3BAD RELIGION
  • 4LOUNGY
  • 5GROOVY
  • 6NORMIE
  • 7STEELSIE
  • 870
  • 9XYLO
  • 1073
  • 1166
  • 1271
  • 1361
  • 1474
  • 1568
  • 16SHRED
  • 17SOAKED
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