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LA MECANICA POPULAR ALBUM OUT NOW!
On iTunes: http://bit.ly/18bFP9T And/Or Own The Vinyl LP via NYCTrust: http://bit.ly/1b6msLT
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Own The Vinyl LP via Independent Grand: http://bit.ly/1b6msLT
“The group combines the big band sound of salsa’s golden era with experimental instrumentation for a brand new sound.” – NY Daily News
“La banda suena de puta madre! [Translation: The band sounds fucking incredible!]” – Juanes
Video Interview with band director Efrain Rozas in Gozamos
For Spanish Speakers – Panamerika “Bendita reinvención de la salsa“
November 2013: On the heels of a steady rising, break out year in New York City, which has seen La Mecanica Popular perform & refine their “Psychedelic Salsa” sound in numerous venues throughout the area, as well as advance to become one of just 3 national finalists in Dewar’s “Dewaristas: The Search for the Next Great Latin Sound,” Names You Can Trust presents the group’s debut long-player to a worldwide audience for the first time this week!
Led off by the lead single and official video which dropped earlier in the year on NYCT, “La Paz Del Freak,” the album weaves its way around the traditional stylings of Salsa & Bolero, with a heavy dose of electrico, incorporating a blend of Peruvian guitars & experimental synths, sounds and textures. They’ve been praised for their live performances and recordings alike, receiving endorsements and spins from notables such as Juanes, Quantic, Gilles Peterson & Bobbito to name a few. The group also premiered the song “Arbol” via global Caribbean platform – LargeUp. Hear the song: http://youtu.be/foqpB5IzoJg
“Storming debut release from La Mecánica Popular on NYCT – dancefloor-burning guaguanco meets tripped-out electronics for some cosmic salsa vibes, definitely one for the box!” – Hugo Mendez – Sofrito
“You might eargasm over the way they take psych-influenced sounds of Fania-era salsa and mash it with wavy vibes of ’70s Peruvian chicha.” MTV Iggy
“Like a cross between adventurous 1970’s Fania-released Latin jazz fusion and the modern psychedelic sound of Chicano Batman. Favorite track: La Paz Del Freak.” – Andrew Jervis – Bandcamp Weekly
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