courtesy of the artist
Chilean singer-songwriter Alex Anwandter.
Chilean singer-songwriter Alex Anwandter. courtesy of the artist
There seems to be a never-ending amount of music and musicians around the world who create amazing, innovative music. The trick is finding them. Indies, local heroes, bands just getting started — they're out there gigging and recording, and the coolest part of doing Alt.Latino is finding those unearthed gems.
We think we found a bunch on this week's show. We're bowled over by the imaginative use of sound in the music we found. Indigenous folk singing over an industrial-sounding bed of percussion. A Brazilian who was influenced by tango. A bunch of Californian multicultural musicians who rock retro funk while wearing an occasional Mexican wrestling mask. A sweet Venezuelan punk band that really, honestly wishes you nothing but the worst in life. Oh, and there's also a nod to some Peruvian rock 'n' roll pioneers who sound like surfer dudes from Machu Pichu. (Don't ask.)
No kidding, this week's show has it all, and it's all new, recently released music. So sit back, slide in those ear buds and give us about 30 minutes of your time. You won't be disappointed.