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Sunday, July 19, 2009

Soho Riots - EP (MEX 2009)

SOHO RIOTS are from Guadalajara, which is about 5 hours from Mexico City. The actual lineup is as follows: Lorena Quintanilla: guitar and vocals; Pilar Servín: guitar and vocals; Alberto González: drums and vocals; Bernardo Orozco: guitar; Ricardo Venegas: bass guitar and keys; Javier Orozco: vocals and keys.

"Those songs ... were recorded last summer on Bernardo's house, when Soho Riots was still a three-piece band (Lorena, Pilar and me, Alberto). We recorded them with a pretty basic setup, a macbook pro, a presonus firepod, a couple of condenser mics, and a bunch of guitar pedals (analogue delays, vintage phasers and flangers, an old casiotone keyboard etc.) in order to add an analogue flavor. Everything was mixed by the band and mastered by our much appreciated friend, Homero. When the small record was done we made some hand-crafted copies and share them with some friends of ours and later, some people would start asking for our music. One of them was Eric Gamboa, a guy who runs a netlabel called Poni Republic. That's how an alternate version of the EP got into the label's site (the only difference it has from the one we send you is that it has Bob Dylan's Mr. Tambourine Man instead of Pedestrian Knows Best). - - Also, around those days, we realized that, in order to play a decent representation of the songs we recorded, we needed more people in the band, so we invited Bernardo, Ricardo and Javier to play along. That's pretty much it. - - I guess our sound can be easily labeled as psychedelic, garage music or even shoegaze. That's why it is no wonder we enjoy listening to The Velvet Underground, Spacemen 3, 13th Floor Elevators, The Black Angels, The Byrds, My Bloody Valentine..." (Alberto González)

Wow, pretty amazing stuff - a mix of garage acid punk, weird vocals and wall of sound shoegazer elements. It probably shouldn't come as a big surprise that this band is producing such great psychedelic music in Mexico (of all places), if one recalls, that Mexico has in fact quite a tradition of great psychedelic bands, that already played in the late 60ies and early 70ies (e.g. DUG DUG'S, THE FLYING KARPETS, THE SPIDERS, LA REVOLUCIÓN DE EMILIANO ZAPATA...).

Don't miss this little jewel!

Favourite song: "The Day of the Days"




(mp3-zip, 4 tracks, 19 min, 25,8 MB)

Get it here or here!

1 comment:

Leonel Garcia said...

Very cool sounds and although I can hear some Swirlies in it I think they are beyond shoegaze. I wish them success (I now they will have it).