Posts Tagged ‘Spain’

Mourn is a very young quartet formed from the friendship of Jazz Rodríguez Bueno and Carla Pérez Vas—both born in 1996 in ElMaresme, Catalonia, Spain. The duo armed themselves with inspiration from PJ Harvey, Patti Smith, Sebadoh and Sleater Kinney and began writing material, which they quickly released, raw and acoustic, on their YouTube channel.
Mourn knows quite a bit about setbacks, but a latent belief persists within: the negative will eventually become positive. It’s the belief in the wonder of resilience. It’s the name they chose for their new album: “Self Worth”.  The band isn’t the same as when they formed. The world isn’t either. Mourn grew up, and that’s evident in the songs that make up Self Worth. Their melodies – energetic and captivating – venture into less level grounds, and their lyrics show a newfound readiness to tackle issues of a different weight and size.

“Men” is lyrically patent proof of this growth, and their heightened consciousness as women. A revealing song, necessary and deliberately uncomfortable. A beautiful melody of war against patriarchy; the impulsive rescue of the riot grrrl.

Certain needs stand out through the album: leaving behind abusive ties, externalizing the interior noise. “We talked a lot about getting out of toxic situations – not resigning ourselves to that, not enduring that anymore. The songs are like flags to stand up and say: ‘we are done.’” Just as “Stay There” draws a limit and “Apathy” spits truth in your face, “Call You Back” seems to paint that instance in which love paralyzes, and “I’m In Trouble” turns exasperated voices into machine guns. Punk assault with a clear message: the body speaks when the mind is not well.

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Mourn is an enclave of post-teens dealing with the dilemmas of adult life. “This album gave us what we needed: self-worth, the desire to go forward, to love ourselves, with everything, with the good and bad. This album empowers us.”

The Band:
Jazz Rodríguez Bueno – Vocals, Guitar
Carla Pérez Vaz – Vocals, Guitar
Leia Rodríguez Bueno – Bass
Victor Álvarez Ridao – Drums

Music by Carla Pérez, Jazz Rodríguez, Leia Rodríguez, and Victor Álvarez Ridao

releases October 30th, 2020

belako

Hailing from Mungia, Spain, quartet Belako play very catchy indie rock influenced equally by new wave and punk, and sound like they could’ve come out of the early ’00s new rock renaissance. The band’s new album, Plastic Drama, is due out in May and you can check out first single “Tie Me Up,”

“Tie Me Up” talks about the assembly chain that we make up both human and oppressed or oppressive. Tai Chi is an event of resistance that immediate to time, representing lost balance and its origin millennia, turns its activity into remembrance of fighting an invisible enemy.

Band Members
Josu , Lore , Lander , Cris

Official Music Video for Tie Me Up from upcoming album “Plastic Drama” (Belako Rekords, BMG 2020), out on May 8th.

Yawners will perform at SXSW 2019.

The punchy Spanish rock band Yawners cites Weezer’s early records as an influence, and damned if Just Calm Down doesn’t conjure that exact reference point: The new album marries a slacker’s drawl to a candied wall of guitars that’d fit cozily into any college-rock and power-pop era of the last 40 years. Singer-songwriter Elena Nieto stands astride Yawners’ bright, brooding anthems with a star’s charisma and the dexterity of a guitar hero. “Big riffs, big feelings, big tunes. Yawners high energy indie rock feels like a crush.”

“Please, Please, Please” appears on Yawners debut LP “Just Calm Down”, to be released by La Castanya released on March 22nd, 2019.

Mourn is a very young quartet formed from the friendship of Jazz Rodríguez Bueno and Carla Pérez Vas—both born in 1996 in ElMaresme, Catalonia, Spain. Official music video for Gertrudis, Get Through This! by MOURN, off their 7″ single. Buy Gertrudis,

The duo armed themselves with inspiration from PJ Harvey, Patti Smith, Sebadoh and Sleater Kinney and began writing material, which they quickly released, raw and acoustic, on their YouTube channel

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Band Members
Carla Pérez Vas (singer and guitar)
Jazz Rodríguez Bueno (singer and guitar)
Antonio Postius (drummer)
Leia Rodríguez (bassist)

A message from Hinds about Leave Me Alone Deluxe:

“hi! we are Ade, Amber, Ana and Carlotta and this is HINDS. Our first ever album is called Leave Me Alone but this is the deluxe edition. So you can listen to songs you might not know we had and demos recorded with a cellphone. about the demos, first of all, they are not demos. but we couldn’t find the correct way to call them. they never were thought to be shown to the world. while we are writing we record ourselves with our cellphones so we can listen to it again on the bus or wherever and we think new ideas and how to make the song better.

ALL OF THE DEMOS we’ve chose happened when the song was just born, so we are making up English (?) words, or hardly reading the notebook while trying to remember the chords and the structure.

but mysteriously, even thou all this shit, we love them. ’cause they take us exactly to the moment we wrote them. like a time machine. and we seriously hope this magic happens to you too and brings you to drink sangria at 1am sitting on a carpet with us”. 

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Mourn is a very young quartet formed from the friendship of Jazz Rodríguez Bueno and Carla Pérez Vas—both born in 1996 in ElMaresme, Catalonia, Spain. The duo armed themselves with inspiration from PJ Harvey, Patti Smith, Sebadoh and Sleater Kinney and began writing material, which they quickly released, raw and acoustic, on their YouTube channel.

Mourn writes fast, loud, noisy post-punk. They use this format to tap into teenage frustration and anger about the vapid nature of their peers, intellectual vacancy of world leaders, and racism/nationalism in their home country of Spain and abroad. Mourn spent the last few years playing in their own region but made their first trip to the US this year and we’re confident there’s more to come from this young, exciting band.

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Band Members 
Jazz Rodriguez – Guitar and Vocals
Carla Pérez – Guitar and Vocals
Leia Rodriguez – Bass
Antonio Postius – Drums

Hinds at Fever- Shot by Mitch Ikeda

With their first ever album by the Spanish all girl band HINDS called “Leave Me Alone”, now are releasing a Super Magic Deluxe Edition. What is it gonna have ? Look, we don’t wanna spoil the party but… it will be full of amazing songs you’ve never heard, demos we probably shouldn’t be sharing and much more.

Why we shouldn’t be sharing those demos..? the thing is that – they’re not properly demos hahah. but we couldn’t find the correct way to call them. They never were thought to be shown to the world. while we are writing, we always record ourselves with our cellphones so we can listen to it again on the bus or wherever, and we think new ideas an how to make the song better and stuff.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E67rVvLkXhI

All Of the demo’s we’ve chosen happened when the song was just born, so we are making english words up or hardly reading the notebook while we’re trying to remember the chords and the structure. But mysteriously, even thou all this shit, we love them. ’cause they take us exactly to the moment we wrote them. like a time machine. and we seriously hope this magic happens to you too and brings you to drink sangria at 1am sitting on a carpet with us.

hinds-leave-me-alone

Hinds, four young women from Spain writing music that is both sunny, catchy, but most of all startlingly authentic feeling.  In my opinion authenticity is at a premium in this year of our lord, and any group that can effortlessly evoke something like real, actual life should be worth their weight in gold.  If anything, the lesson to be learned from Hinds is that writing a good song is something very rare, but you know it when you hear it.  How simple it might be hardly enters the equation.

The band are also releasing an animated video with our song “Bamboo”!! do you like cartoons? ’cause you’re gonna love this toon version of Hinds haha.

 

Leave Me Alone Deluxe

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Headliners: Muse, The Chemical Brothers, Major Lazer, Kendrick Lamar

Taking place on a seaside resort in Spain, Benicassim is one of the most popular festivals with UK residents – it’s a pretty short journey, but it’s sunny as hell, and features not only well-known and established bands, but also those who are still emerging.