With a sound that drew inspiration from almost every strain of psychedelic music that had sprung up since the mid-'60s, Lorelle Meets the Obsolete were formed when Alberto González and Lorena Quintanilla's psych-rock band Soho Riots dissolved in the early 2010s.
Continuing on as a duo, with Quintanilla handling the guitar and vocals and González doing everything else plus some guitar too, the Guadalajara, Mexico-based musicians released their first album, On Welfare, in May of 2011 for Captcha Records
. The next year they released a single, Ghost Archives, that was mastered by Bitchin Bajas' keyboardist, Cooper Crain, at the start of a long working relationship. By now the duo had relocated to Mexico City and their home-recorded, Crain-mastered second album, Corruptible Faces, was released by Captcha
in early 2013. The duo toured widely throughout the year, with bassist Francisco Lozano
and drummer Carlos González rounding out the lineup. Their live sound at this time was documented on the Live in Mexico City 12" that was issued in mid-2013. Meanwhile, they already had another album ready to go, having headed into the studio (Chicago's MINBAL) with a team of Cooper Crain, Mikale de Graff, and Alex Narinskiy at the controls. The resulting Chambers was their most accomplished album to date, made even more special by having one of their heroes, Spacemen 3
's Sonic Boom
, in charge of the mastering. It was released in early 2014 by Captcha
and the U.K. label Sonic Cathedral