The TRACKS – ” Glance “

Posted: January 16, 2023 in MUSIC

It’s been a little over two years since East Los Angeles foursome the Tracks released their debut album “Treasured Memories,” a bold collection of stories about the immigrant experience as filtered through the sounds of the 2000s garage-rock revival.

This young Chicano/Mexican rock n roll band from Boyle Heights People say they hear The Cure in their music, but I hear some Billy McKenzie from The Associates in Venancio Bermudez’s vocals . “Glance” is a real beautiful ride. Great live band. 

Like the Tracks’ debut album, the band — Bermudez, along with bassist Felipe Contreras, drummer Jimmy Conde and guitarist Johnny Santana — made the song with producer Lewis Pesacov (Best Coast, FIDLAR, Guards, Fool’s Gold, Valley Queen, Happy Hollows, among others). It’s the first step toward the Tracks’ sophomore album.

Venancio Bermudez was lying on Soto Street bleeding, looking at the old trolley tracks that had flipped him off his bicycle, and it seemed to him that this scenario represented everything he knew about life in East L.A., how poor neighborhoods are left in disrepair, how he suffers for his art, his rough upbringing as the son of undocumented immigrants, and the constant fight to pick himself up off the ground, literally.

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