Release Date: March 13, 2020
Location: Miami, FL
Current Lineup: (Per Facebook)
- Las Nubes: Ale Campos, Emile Milgrim, Nina Carolina
- Palomino Blond: Kyle Fink, Carli Acosta, Jake Karner, Raven Nieto
Favorite Tracks: Demonize, Tararear, Seventh Heaven, and Damage
Sounds Like: Breeders, Joy Division, Vampire Weekend, Pixies, and Arcade Fire
There’s one thing that the Corona Virus won’t stop, and that’s CPRA doing our best to get you some new music news. I don’t know about you guys, but this crap has got me bummed out. So I decided to sit down and listen to a new split from Las Nubes and Palomino Blond! Las Nubes are no stranger to CPRA, we checked out their last release “DVMT” here, https://coloradopunkrockarmy.com/2019/05/15/cpra-radar-alert-las-nubes-to-drop-new-lp-smvt-via-sweat-records-on-6-14-2019/. Las Nubes has been kicking some serious ass lately, even landing a spot on the III Points Festival, headlined by Wu-Tang, Robyn, Stereolab, and The Strokes. So let’s check out the new split with Palomino Blond.
The first track is Las Nubes – “Demonize”. This track feels like a gentle sweeping dream with a constant kick from the kick drum. That is until the bass and guitar play the enemy and lend a heavy almost nightmarish edge. The second track Las Nubes – “Tararear”. A little more on the mellow side, it’s beautiful. Per Ale Campos, “”‘Tararear’ began as the single intro riff and transformed into a Hum-worship song (the title is actually a Spanish translation of the word hum). The despondent lyrics came from free-associative wordplay at a rehearsal.”
The third track is by Palomino Blond and is called Palomino Blond – “Seventh Heaven”. Now I am new to this band. This song has a great little poppy sound to it. Yet still retaining the interesting “Salad Rock” feeling. I’d say this track hits a fine line between Indie and ShoeGaze. It reminds me of early grunge before it really had a definitive label. The last track is by Palomino Blond and is called “Damage”.
“Damage” has this kick ass Bikini Kill sound. The quick hooks and hard driven melodies give this track a large amount of spit and grit. The split may only be 4 tracks, but it’s pushing me to listen to both bands over and over again. This is an excellent sample of 2 bands that know how to break their defined music molds. Be sure to pick up here, vinyl preferred, https://lasnubes.bandcamp.com/album/split-ep.
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- Facebook: Las Nubes: https://www.facebook.com/lasnubesmiami/
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- Instagram: Las Nubes https://www.instagram.com/lasnubesmiami/
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- Bandcamp: https://lasnubes.bandcamp.com
- Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCs-rqm9Y2QwtbJvlLVjkF2w