Latin Alternative

Beibi

Artist: 
AJ Davila y Terror Amor
Label: 
Burger Records

This album was really good--a new classic for me. It's your pretty standard lo-fi burger record--sugary yet grungy--but IN SPANISH. Apparently AJ Davila was the frontman of Puerto Rico's Davila 666 and now he's doing this side project with Terror Amor. They use elements of classic rock 'n' roll, doo wop, with a mix of punk and garage. The vocals are very standard for lo-fi--minimal melody with lots of chanting and angsty yelling, which when you're in need of an injection of energy, is perfect.

Sounds Like: 
Ty Segall
Sounds Like: 
FIDLAR
Name: 
Zazil Davis-Vazquez
Date Reviewed: 
12/03/2014

A La Deriva

Artist: 
Making Movies
Label: 
United Interests Records

Ugh. I’m really sorry for those of you who wanted to get this on your shows earlier, but I hated this album so much that I couldn’t even finish listening to it to review it. I’ve listened to a lot of Latin American Alt in my day, and this is honestly just…no. The lyrics are bland and generic, and even though it’s upbeat and fun (I guess), it’s just unoriginal. To me, this album sounded like a mix of La Ley, Carlos Vives, and Juanes.

Sounds Like: 
Carlos Vives
Sounds Like: 
La Ley
Sounds Like: 
Juanes
Sounds Like: 
Los Lobos
Name: 
Zazil Davis-Vazquez
Date Reviewed: 
11/12/2014

Panamericano

Artist: 
Del Exilio
Label: