To look ahead to Y La Bamba's new album, Court the Storm, we're looking back to the Portland band's October 2010 opbmusic session. In this performance, Luz Elena Mendoza and Co. introduced a new batch of songs, all of which appear on the new record, and showed off their unique indie pop meets canciones mix.
Since this recording, the band has only upped their profile in Portland and beyond. Last summer, they played a Tiny Desk Concert and opened for the likes of Neko Case (who also makes a guest appearance on Court the Storm's title track), all the while perfecting their formula and gelling as a band. With a new album (produced by Los Lobos' Steve Berlin) and several performances scheduled for SXSW in March, Y La Bamba seems poised for a breakout year.
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Watch five more videos from this performance at opbmusic.org.