Archive for September, 2009

¿Viste? Las Corregidoras

September 19, 2009

Las Corregidoras

Las Corregidoras

Las Corregidoras (Amandititita, Aurora y La Academia, Cecilia Toussaint, Ely Guerra, Natalia Lafourcade, Regina Orozco and Susana Zabaleta) were on tour together in Mexico, sharing the same stage in a public transportation bus. Yes, they performed in a street bus that was fully decked out with the same lighting and sound that you’d get at one of their concerts. We’re mad we missed that bus, but their performances are now up on Las Corregidoras’ Youtube Channel. Here are some of our favorites:

Amandititita:

Ely Guerra

Natalia Lafourcade

Brownout: Aguilas and Cobras

September 18, 2009

Brownout

Brownout

Brownout gets down y’all! Out of Austin, Texas, this eight-piece band bring soulful funk with percussion, brass, ear grabbing guitar riffs, and flutes. Yeah, flutes! I love flutes and you love flutes (you just don’t know it yet). You can dance to Brownout, or cruise with this new album, Aguilas and Cobras. The slow jams will surely gangster out anyone’s Hybrid—no doubt about that. Check ’em out. Album just dropped. Get it!

Brownout – Olvidalo (MP3)

Brownout – Olvidalo (Youtube)

Rita Indiana Y Los Misterios

September 16, 2009

Rita Indiana y Los Misterios are a breath of fresh air in this current pollution of Indie music. Don’t get me wrong, I like a lot of the Indie music that’s being produced in Latin-America. My only beef is that a lot of those Indie acts make music with a gaze to The United States and Europe. There’s nothing wrong with that per say, but with such rich music traditions in Latin-America you’d think we’d get more Indie music with Latin-American roots. Instead we get a bunch of young artists that are looking more out than in to inspire their own music and fashion.

Rita Indiana y Los Misterios

Rita Indiana y Los Misterios

But Rita Indiana y Los Misterios ain’t going that route. These Dominican cats have found a perfect balance. Sure they have Indie’s lasers and synths, but they apply them to one of their island’s most beloved musical genres—merengue. Sounds a little strange, but it works. While the music is playful, Rita’s heavy vocal’s demand seriousness. Those same vocals make for a nice laid back Afro-Beat/Latin-American folk track that we’re giving you today, titled, “Jardinera.” Yes, Rita and her band can slow it down too.

Rita Indiana y Los Misterios – Jardinera (MP3)

Rita Indiana y Los Misterios – Jardinera (Youtube)

¿VISTE? Natalia Lafourcade and Los Amigos Invisibles Perform Their Single “Vivire Para Ti”

September 4, 2009

Natalia and Los Amigos perform a bossa acoustic version of their single, “Vivire Para Ti.”