Today’s song of the day comes from an unsigned band from Mexico called Selma. While searching for a video of one of Spain’s most respected Indie-Rock bands, Los Planetas, I found this cover of “Cancion Para Ligar.” There’s nothing wrong with Los Planetas’ version, but Selma’s feels just right. The title of the song translates to something like, “song to get you to love me (or so you won’t leave me).” Well, Selma’s version sounds like a response—like a sweet voice at the other end of the phone—even though it’s just a cover. Selma give it a bit more of an edge, but still keep it a song to get someone to fall for you (or so that someone doesn’t leave you). We’re giving you Los Planeta’s version from their album, Unidad de Desplazamiento. Selma have only released this cover on YouTube, so take a listen below. And If you like them, visit their Myspace page for more. Mi Casa likes Selma, so we’ll keep you posted if we hear anything from them.
Selma-Canción Para Ligar (o para que no me dejes) (Video)
Los Planetas-Canción Para Ligar (o para que no me dejes) (Video)
Behind the closed doors of Mi Casa, we were discussing which Ely Guerra we like the most—the one from Lotofire or Sweet & Sour, Hot y Spicy. I personally prefer the latter—la rockera with an afro that can blow up speakers while delivering soft vocals and heart aching lyrics. Now we didn’t completely see eye to eye on this, but something we definitely agreed on was our excitement for Ely’s upcoming album.
While rocking out in Colombia’s Rock El Parque 2009, Ely talked with Shock.com and dropped a few names of artists we should expect to hear in her new album. The line up is quite impressive—Juanes, Meme (Cafe Tacuba), Gustavo Santolalla, Enrique Bunbury, and Alvaro Enrique (Los Tres). Ely also admits she’s toning down her punk look—as she nears 40—for something a bit more “calm.” Maybe we’ll get that calm and relaxed Ely in this new album. Who knows! But we surely can’t wait to hear. (Yes, like you, we’re in love with her).
Ely Guerra with Shock.com