Todays Sunday tunes are coming via Argentinian band Vainilla X. An eclectic Spanish album full of grungy, rock and punk sounds that freely flow from one track to the other. The lead singer has a peculiar voice that reminds me of movies like Amores Perros or summer time outdoor concerts, I dig it. Hope you dig it too and find your way to the checkout of purchasing Sopa Salvaje!
Argentinean band El Mato a un Policia Motorizado (great name) is coming to the US soon and they are adding some tracks to 'La Dinastia Scorpio', their previously released album is now new again with 4 extra songs. This is such a comfortable album, in a good way of course. While digging thru code and layouts I was also digging their sound and it made time fly and my play counts rise. From the first track 'Mujeres Bellas y Fuertes', off-kilter 'Prenderte Fuero' and the trippy 'Nuevos Discos', it's all fun and yet another reason why I'm loving spanish rock much more as of late. There's always that "thing" that's turned me off about some Latino rock bands then forgiving certain things because I just knew they were ultimately good, I think in the time that we live in and the rock (like this) that is literally exploding out of everywhere, we are lucky that we can all hear it loud and clear.
While still rockin', it also has a folky feel to it that soothes the overall album sound where you'll not want to skip a track. I had 'Yoni' and 'Noche Negra' on repeat for about half an hour, at the same time that it sounds funny, this is exactly one of those albums where if you lose the cd somewhere and then find it it'll light up your day. The love song 'El Fuego Que Hemos Construido' has a great twinkle in sound where it feels like it was made with true emotion, you can see it play in your head as the guy sings to the girl as the beautiful guitar sways at 5:24. A good deal of Harmony oozes out of 'El Dia del Huracan' then they end the album with 'El Magnetismo' and it makes you feel alone while still wanting to protect. Well done guys.
I'm bummed I won't be able to see their US debut at the Mercury Lounge (NYC) on July 9th, they will also be a part of the LAMC Showcase in acoustic form in SOB's (NYC) on July 11th. This spectacular album goes on sale on July 29th. Thanks to the awesome folks at Nacional Records for helping bring bands like this to the states. They always fight the good fight.
[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8QrbGOPBohk[/youtube]There are few things cinematically that can be as awesome as a 70's horror movie and The Flaying (El Bosque de los Sometidos) pays tribute to the look feel and tone of that era owned by Mario Brava and Dario Argento with a dash of American horror. Everything from the plot to the colors and concept presented screams bloody homage to the greats of that time. Kids on a road trip, illegal car races, the woods and an abandoned castle in Argentina while flashes of color splatter the screen and what the hell is that on his FACE?! Where is this going and why are they get getting picked off one by one? Who the hell knows but I'm watching this! It's great to see classic horror cinema given the treatment by the new school of directors and Latino film makers, let's you see that there are certain art forms that will always prevail. The movie was being made by PAF Producciones and ZepFilms, a group of highly talented young individuals in Argentina and will be premiering in Youtube on October 17, 2013.