I love the new Animales music video for latest single “Dioses” – that chorus takes me into A-ha territory in the best way. Directed by Dutch video artist Elise The, the trippy video for “Dioses” further makes the A-ha connection using clever animation to depict gods and men and how all things, even for gods, must come to an end.
The Chilean indie-pop group recorded their synth-heavy EP at NYC’s Sterling Sound (Adele, Beyonce, The Weeknd) and the polished sound works well for the band’s fun music. I’m excited to hear more. The new EP is out now on Spotify.
Sometimes all you need are riffs. Bagual has plenty of riffs, and they sound like they’ve been hanging out in the desert with Queens of the Stone Age. Check out more music via South American Sludge Records.
Already a big name in Chile, Gepe‘s mellow folk-pop should be in your collection as well. Check out this great profile of the Chilean artist via Remezcla, and check out his latest music video below.
“Chilean indie titan Daniel Riveros — better known as Gepe — has taken a glittering baseball bat made of sparkly electronics and smashed down every wall that stands between traditional South American folk music and contemporary pop. He’s tinkered with reggaeton, re-energized huayno, and reconstructed cumbia. His style functions like a magical lava lamp, perpetually leaving fans in a state of marvel over his amorphous, incandescent creations…The master of reinvention has flaked off layer after layer to deliver a 10-song album that is minimal and largely acoustic. The songs are so scaled back, they would be forgettable if they weren’t so catchy, and they bring out Gepe’s unvarnished ear for melody and simplicity — a side he showed audiences briefly on his solo debutGepinto in 2005.”
(via Playa Gótica)
Chilean disco punk that sounds like J-pop with awesome guitar freakouts? I love you, Playa Gótica.
I came across this great Marineros track via Club Fonograma, and I’m in love with this moody party jam. “Torbellino” (“Whirlwind”), the latest release from the Santiago, Chile duo produced by Christian Heyne and Soledad, could belong in both trendy nightclubs and my friends’ hipster apartment parties. The song perfectly captures that melancholy bliss you feel when you’re trying to dance away your problems but you can’t quite forget them.
I’m kicking myself because I just missed them when they came to Brooklyn last month. Oh well, I guess that means I’m holding out for more new music so that Marineros has to tour again.
Make sure to check out the creepy and great video for one of their other songs on their website.