Shoegaze? Noise-rock? Dream pop? What’s the deal with so many labels? Its just music we love to love. Period. That’s how we feel about Chicago Toys, music filled with so many influences, gathering the best from them and making some new and original shit. Owned entirely by them. And man, it sounds really good. Either is riding your bike, kissing that special one or feeling lost in the translation of life, those unique moments can be shared with a song from these Chicago Toys. Fast and dreamy guitars, gazing voices, piercing bass and frantic drums. Have we mentioned that their melodies are as good as their technique? Well, now we said it. So feel lucky to be living in Chile these days, because doesn’t matter how ugly things get in this land, now you have a band that can wipe out those hopeless feelings with kick ass tunes and powerful riffs. Thanks to Nicolás Stein, Pablo Dinamarca and Francisco Gaete, thanks for their two EP’s “Chicago Toys” (2012) and “Color” (2014), thanks for their long duration album “Lost Niños” (2016) and thanks for making us rocking with their tunes. Chicago Toys Are: Nicolas Stein – Voice and Guitar Pablo Denmark […]
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EL COMODO SILENCIO DE LOS QUE HABLAN POCO
The silence becomes comfortable in complicity. In the harmony of those who know that it’s connection goes beyond words. No necessity to fill the void, because is in that void where many times big and unexpected things grow. Is in that wide and eternal space where any moment seems like an explosion, a clash of ideas, glances and hummings. A Big Bang out of nowhere becoming a note, a song or a lyric that hundreds of people will sing months after, as if were theirs from all their life. This harmony and connection we felted in Yavey, Vado, Franci, Sergio and Mati, the guys from El cómodo silencio de los que hablan poco. Their first EP, recently launched, “Run Run”, is a synchrony of instruments generating atmospheres soaked in honesty and winter afternoons. Guitars that lift you up, just to let you fall. A mix of voices that navigates among tranquility and total despair. Bravery in their proposal, a debut where nothing’s left and everything transits through melodic tunes, like “Caroline”, “5” or “Cigarro en la pieza”, to others where the lyrics leads us to some point in our lives, like “Despedida”, “Jardines” or “Tiempos bajo el sol”. The last […]
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El Mal Gusto
El Mal Gusto is a post punk band that grabs you, shakes you and holds you in every song- A liberating force that kicks your head until there´s nothing left, to do anything you want with your frantic, direct and surrounding melodies. Because their music goes with everything but staying sited. The powerful combination between guitar, bass, drums and trumpet closes the circle in a perfect way, leading you to those darks and crowded bars, filled with people, chaotic, when you never know where exactly you are, but definitely, having a good time. With “EP-1” (2013), their first EP edited by UVA Robot, they start to show the strength inside, and with “Desayuno” (2014), their first LP, it was indicated that their path was serious. With great songs as Guanaqueros, Miguelitos o Caribe. And they had released recently their second EP, named “Ideas Borrosas” (2016), also edited by UVA Robot; where you can perceive an step further in their quest, with songs mostly instrumental, more intense and more delusional rhythms, appreciated perfectly in two songs, “Ideas Borrosas” and “Fuente de Soda”. With no doubt, a band that has a lot more to give. And we hope it does get done, […]
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Pop with day-today anecdotes, pop without complications, pop with two guitars and a Chilean bombo. Perhaps only in a place like Valparaíso, land of cloudy landscapes, street culture and bohemia, the pop of Técnicas Manuales could come up to life. Hanging out with friends, grabbing the instruments and starting to sing. Sometimes only that is what it takes to show the world what are you doing. Daily stories in a daily way, simple, real and without preambles. His two guitar and bombo, allows this trio a permanent versatility to play, bars, coffee shops, breweries, the corners of Plaza Sotomayor, etc. Being a great plus the homelike sessions of “Vamos a la casa del J”, where other bands and friends are invited to play in Jota Amparo`s house (Guitar and voice). A fine example of self- organization, porteña style. Técnicas Manuales are: Jota Ampuero / Guitar and voice • Ingmar Schröder / Guitar and voice • Pablo Saavedra/ Bombo Facebook • Soundcloud By: Pablo Pérez.
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Sweet melodies and vocal harmonies compose the music style of Yorka. What was a break out debut from two close singers is now a well-conformed band with his first record on track “Imperio” (2015). Formed by Yorka Pastenes on vocal and guitars,Daniela Pastenes on voice, Pablo Ramos on guitar and production, Francisco Ugarte on bass, Diego Fernández on keyboards and Andy Baro hitting the drums. Yorka´s sound gets the distinctive seal of dreamy pop songs and folk jewels like their single, Rinoceronte. Promising a charming atmosphere in every track. Almost like a sountrack to your next especial moment. Website Record label: Gatoruso records By: Francisco Cifuentes.
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As its name gives us the antechamber, “Planeta No” is a being with its own light rotating around its own sun. We could say that is a world where only live pop, but no, because inside its wildlife, live dance eighties sounds, arranged and different sound garage species. The Big Bang of the band was in the middle of 2010, the same year in which they recorded their first demo in Estudios Primate. Throbbing, poetic and melancholy lyrics, this “Planeta No” captivates, with a subtle and sticky sound to the ear, but very deep in the heart. Web Facebook Souncloud By: Jordán Cáceres.
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