Posts Tagged ‘Mexican Institute of Sound’

NPR’s Morning Edition features Camilo Lara and his Instituto Mexicano Del Sonido, Latino USA talks with Davíd Garza, Dios Get their Name Back!

July 17, 2009
Camilo Lara of El Instituto Mexicano Del Sonido

Camilo Lara of El Instituto Mexicano Del Sonido

National Public Radio has been busy talking to two Latin alternative artists. This week Morning Edition featured Mexico City’s Camilo Lara, founder and well, only member of El Instituto Mexicano Del Sonido, otherwise known by many English language music fans as the Mexican Institute of Sound. Earlier this year, Lara released his third full-length, Soy Sauce on Nacional Records. You can stream, listen and buy Lara’s new record on NPR’s Music website.

Davíd Garza

Davíd Garza

Maria Hinojosa of NPR’s  Latino USA recently spoke with Austin-based singer-songwriter Davíd Garza about his new album, Dream Delay. You can listen to Hinojosa’s interview with Garza at the Latino USA website or click on the direct link to her podcast here. David Garza is currently on tour of West Texas and will grace Tucson’s Hotel Congress as well as L.A.’s The Mint. Check out tour dates here. And an upcoming Song of the Day from Niño Diamante’s fellow Austinite. In the meantime, buy Garza’s new record on CD Baby.

Ronnie James Dio empalling poor Kevin Morales of Dios

Ronnie James Dio takes care of Kevin Morales of Dios

And Brooklyn Vegan recently reported that Hawthorne, California band, dios (malos) are going back to the original band name that made them famous: Dios. For those of you who don’t know, Dios is a indie rock band that began getting notoriety for their self-title record before Ronnie James Dio (Black Sabbath, Dio) forced them to change their name legally citing that Dios was remarkably similar to his metal band, Dio. Um, ok. It appears as Spinner reports: ” [Dios member] Morales says that, even after the [2004] letter, he was still opposed to changing the band name [from Dios to something else], but went with Dios (Malos) after a long, arduous process in which Dio’s lawyers shot down many proposed alternatives. “I thought we should’ve used the silliness of the whole thing to get our name out more, maybe not even change the name at all and let him sue us,” says Morales. “It would’ve been hilarious and would’ve been a good story. But there were too many [wimps] in Camp Dios at the time, so no one wanted to go to war with me.”

The newly re-christened Dios will be releasing a new album, ‘We Are Dios,’ later this summer.