Red Bull Music Academy Panamérika Releases New Collaborative Track from AJ Davila and Natalia Clavier

‘A Call’, a Collaboration Between AJ Davila and Natalia Clavier, is Available as an Exclusive FREE Download from August 25-31.

Listen to and download “A Call” FREE on Red Bull Panamerika.

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Red Bull Music Academy Panamérika announces the release of a new collaborative track from buzz-heavy artists, AJ Davila and Natalia Clavier. Titled “A Call,” the track was penned and recorded at the Red Bull Studios in Santa Monica in a single session while the artists were fresh off their performances at SXSW. While in Austin, the two wowed fans and critics alike at the Nacional Records showcase, planting the seed for their collaboration at the Red Bull Studios.  The chemistry between these artists, from seemingly polar opposite spectrums of music, was immediate and undeniable.

Check out Panamerika’s interview with AJ and Natalia (Spanish).

What makes this collaboration so unique is the seamless merging of two unlikely styles. Davila, best known for fronting the Puerto Rican garage/punk band, Davila 666, has earned a reputation for heavy rock with a rough edge. Davila’s solo release, Terror Amor (found here on iTunes) drastically expanded Davila’s style.

Here is an awesome sample of AJ’s new release Terror Amor:

Natalia Clavier, on the other hand, is known as the sweet, sultry voice of Thievery Corporation.  The Argentine-born, Brooklyn-based singer has charmed diverse audiences around the world for years with her jazzy vocal styling, often performing with her husband Federico Aubele. She recently released ‘Lumen‘, her latest solo album. Get Lumen on iTunes!

Check out Natalia’s new video ‘Lumen’:

Keep up with AJ on Facebook and follow him on Twitter.

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Nortec Collective Presents: Bostich+Fussible Debut New Collaboration With Tom Tom Club From Upcoming Album ‘Motel Baja’

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On Mexican Independence Day (September 16th), Nortec Collective Presents Bostich+Fussible will release their highly anticipated final album ‘Motel Baja’ after 15 years of Grammy nominations and global tours.

Pre-order ‘Motel Baja’ at iTunes and get an advanced download of the single “Camino Verde”.

Check out Nortec’s song “Camino Verde” on SoundCloud:

Rolling Stone premiered the title track from ‘Motel Baja’ from Nortec Collective Presents Bostich+Fussible, which features a special guest appearance from Tom Tom Club. Listen to the song premiere here:

“Motel Baja” is a collaboration with Chris Frantz and Tina Weymouth of Tom Tom Club, ‘Roll N Roll Hall of Fame’ artists known for their hits “Wordy Rappinghood” and “Genius of Love” (sampled by Mariah Carey’s “Fantasy”). They are also 2/3 of the original founding members of Talking Heads.

Motel Baja’ will also be available on vinyl! Check out Nortec’s recent facebook post:

nortec vinMotel Baja’ is the follow-up to Tijuana Sound Machine’ and ‘Bulevar 2000,’ which were both nominated for Grammy’s and Latin Grammy’s.

“After this, Nortec is done,” explains Fussible. “There will be no more Nortec. This is the last album.”

In the late 90s, Nortec Collective emerged from a fast-growing electronic scene in Tijuana, and invented a new style of music they called Nortec – a fusion of Norteño (“from the North”) and Techno.

Documenting the collision between electronic music characterized by heavy dance beats and traditional forms of Mexican music performed with live instrumentation, Nortec Collective paved the way for a new generation of producers and DJs that have reinvented electronic music from a global perspective.

This video of Nortec Collective Presents: Bostich + Fussible’s “One Night” will get you excited for whats to come…

Nortec Collective Presents: Bostich+Fussible will perform at the inaugural Supersonico Festival in Los Angeles on October 11th with Calle 13, Café Tacvba and more.

Keep up with Nortec on Facebook and follow them on Twitter!


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Alex Anwandter and Daniel Riveros (Gepe) Join Forces For New Album ‘Alex & Daniel’

Alex and Daniel

“Light, fizzy electropop that nods towards the mellower moments of groups like Phoenix and Passion Pit, but capitalizes more on languid,
lovely vocal melodies.” – Wondering Sound

This week iTunes debuted the new album ‘Alex and Daniel’ from Alex Anwandter and Daniel Riveros.  Get the record here:Alex and Daniel’ @ iTunes

iTunes is also offering their song ”Mejor Que Yo” as a limited-time FREE DOWNLOAD as the featured ‘Latin Single of the Week’ (USA only).  Grab that before it runs out‘Mejor Que Yo’ - Alex and Daniel 

‘Alex & Daniel’ is a collaboration between two of Chile’s most celebrated pop pioneers Alex Anwandter and Daniel Riveros (Gepe), who were brought together by a mutual admiration of the other’s music.

Check out ‘Baby‘ here on Soundcloud:

Alex Anwandter, known as the “Prince of Chilean Pop,” is one of the leading names of Chile’s new vibrant pop scene. Alex Anwandter brings together 80′s-influenced dance music and emotional songwriting, presented with an engaging live performance full of intimacy and showmanship. Anwandter’s debut solo album, “Rebeldes” was released in 2013 via Nacional Records. The album’s romantic melodies, lush strings, and poignant lyrics tug at heart-strings, while crisp percussion and upbeat basslines keep the body moving.

Here is Alex Anwandter’s “Como Puedes Vivir Contigo Mismo” from Rebeldes to prepare you for what’s to come…

Daniel Riveros, otherwise known as Gepe, began his musical career playing with Chilean singer Javiera Mena. His solo career has been a major influence on the emerging new Chilean pop sound, with a combination of folk and electronic music with contemplative songwriting and undeniably catchy melodies.

As a duo, the two artists seamlessly fuse the dance-pop and heartfelt balladry that characterize their individual sounds.

Alex & Daniel is an excellently realized pop record of vibrant insouciance and great tunes, which reflects the diverse talents of both musicians as composers and performers.” (Sounds and Colours)

You can follow Alex on Twitter and like him on Facebook.

You can also follow Gepe on Twitter and like him on Facebook.


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El Mató a un Policia Motorizado’s Debut ‘La Dinastia Scorpio’ Released July 29th

El Mato Dinastia

Called “Ambitious and Bold” by Rolling Stone (Mexico)

With an artfully sweet lo-fi sound, El Mató a un Policía Motorizado has released their US debut ‘La Dinastía Scorpio’ via Nacional Records.

Get the album on iTunes: ‘La Dinastia Scorpio

or Amazon MP3: La Dinastia Scorpio’

La Dinastía Scorpio’ conjures melodic noise rock reminiscent of Pavement, Guided by Voices and Built to Spill. The album maintains the band’s characteristic charm while adding intricately crafted melodies and profound-yet-simple lyrics that range from confrontational politics to the perils of love, all written by the band’s vocalist Santiago Motorizado.

Check out La Dinastîa Scorpio’s newly released music video, “Mas o Menos Bien” which premiered at The Big Takeover, who wrote “Rock n’roll is a universal language, and you can’t find better evidence of that than this fine new song from Argentina’s renowned melodic noise rockers, El Mató a un Policía Motorizado.”

Originally from La Plata, Argentina, El Mató a un Policía Motorizado celebrated the release of La Dinastía Scorpio in the United States with a couple great debut performances at New York’s Latin Alternative Music Conference (LAMC).

First they rocked the Mercury Lounge on July 9th.

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They also played a stripped-down acoustic show at SOBs on July 11!

El Mato SOBS acoustic

El Mato won the 2014 LAMC Artist Discovery award!

El Mato Discovery

After the 2014 LAMC, El Mato played several additional shows the following week in San Diego and Pomona, California.  You can check out when El Mato might be coming to your town on their website: El Mato a un Policia Motorizado

You can follow El Mato on Twitter and like them on Facebook for more updates.

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Billboard Names Sante Les Amis’ “Brasil” One Of The “TOP 10 LATIN SUMMER SONGS OF 2014″

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Billboard Names Sante Les Amis’ “Brasil” One
and KCRW Premieres Full Stream of
Their New Album ‘Sudamericana’

With a fusion of rock and electronica, ‘Sudamericana‘ is the debut album from  indie band Santé Les Amis. Radio station KCRW presented the exclusive debut of the full album stream, and praised the band’s “groovy, disco-inflected songs, suitable for dancing along to or rocking out with. Sounds like Blondie playing a Morricone Spaghetti Western theme.”

Get the album here:

Billboard has celebrated their single “Brasil” as one of the Top 10 Latin Summer Songs of 2014” alongside more mainstream tracks from Enrique Iglesias and Don Omar.  Billboard writes, “These Uruguayan electro-rockers have created a summer anthem for Latin Alternative fans with “Brasil.” This fist-pumping, disco-infused track is equally suited to celebrating a win or dancing off a defeat.”

PRI’s “The World” recently interviewed Sante Les Amis about their song “Brasil” in their World Cup previewafter iTunes featured the track as their “Single of the Week” in the US.

Sante Les Amis has toured with Franz Ferdinand, Foals and Calle 13, and is constantly moving around.

Check out their website to see if they are playing near you: Sante les Amis

Named “A Band To Watch” by Rolling Stone (Argentina), Santé Les Amis made their U.S. debut at the Latin Alternative Music Conference (LAMC) in New York this July.  At LAMC they rocked a packed Mercury Lounge and at SOB’s they played a chilled-out acoustic set!

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You can follow Sante Les Amis on Twitter and like them on Facebook for more updates.

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nacional_recordsLatin Grammy winner Jarabe de Palo is back with a new collaboration with Ximena Sariñana, which debuted today exclusively at Terra.  Watch the video here:

The new single ‘¿A Dónde Vas?‘ is from Jarabe de Palo’s most recent album ‘Somos’ which debuted #1 on the iTunes Latin charts

Billboard premiered the album’s previous single “Hoy No Soy Yo,” after People En Espanol debuted the first single “Somos.”

Fronted by prolific songwriter Pau Donés, Barcelona-based Jarabe de Palo is characterized by a catchy fusion of rock and blues with Latin rhythms. The group originally broke onto the international scene with their timeless smash hit “La Flaca,” which was recently covered by Juanes for the new Santana album.

Throughout their storied career, Jarabe de Palo has been nominated for 13 Latin Grammy’sand sold more than five million albums worldwide, collaborating with a wide variety of major artists such as Celia Cruz, Compay Segundo, Pavarotti and Chrissy Hynde (The Pretenders).

Jarabe de Palo’s previous album ‘Y Ahora Que Hacemos’ was nominated for a Latin Grammy and included the hit single  “La Quiero A Morir,” featuring superstar Alejandro Sanz, which was on regular rotation at Latin pop radio stations from Los Angeles to Puerto Rico.

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nacional_recordsEA Sports’ popular soccer video game ‘FIFA’ once again features multiple Nacional artists in their new ‘World Cup’ edition released this week, including Ritmo Machine “Brazil,” DJ Bitman “Black Bossa” and Los Macuanos “Las Memorias del Faro.”

This continues a long history of Nacional artists in FIFA video games, which has happened every year since the label’s founding in 2005, including tracks from Los Amigos Invisibles, Nortec Collective, Bitman & Roban, Plastilina Mosh, The Pinker Tones, Aterciopelados, Pacha Massive, Mexican Institute of Sound, Latin Bitman, Fidel Nadal, Los Fabulosos Cadillacs, Ana Tijoux, Bomba Estereo, Choc Quib Town, Dapuntobeat, DJ Raff, La Vida Boheme and Astro.

Nacional Records has recently landed major synchs in various major video games, TV shows, movies and advertising campaigns, with prominent placements for multiple artists across a variety of genres. Thanks to its sister music publishing company Canciones Nacionales, Nacional Records is widely recognized by music supervisors and licensors as a leading “one stop shop” for Latin music licensing.

Among the recent high profile licenses have been commercials for Target, Walmart, Heineken, Yoplait, Dodge, McDonald’s and others.

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NPR Music’s World Café Names Polock The Featured ‘NEXT’ Artist of The Week

NPR Music’s World Café has named Polock the featured ‘Next’ Artist of the Week. Up’ is the highly-anticipated second album from Polock, a young indie rock buzz band renowned for their heart-warming lyrics and undeniably catchy choruses.

Polock has become an underground sensation on the blogosphere, celebrated by critics and loved by fans of Phoenix, Young The Giant, Capital Cities, and Foster The People and The Strokes.

With their hit “Fireworks” on heavy rotation at SiriusXM’s Alt-Nation, Polock’s performance at SXSW was celebrated by Billboard after Chris Douridas (KCRW) declared Polock was “the next big thing.”

CMJ has premiered the new video “Everlasting” from Polock, writing “Polock is all 1985 teen movie sunset at the pool party vibe with a now radio-pop sheen that signals success. Within their near four-year existence, they’ve already played around Europe and Japan, their tunes have been used in some TV commercials, they played SXSW, etc. So, yeah, you’ll be hearing more from them.

Watch the “Everlasting” video here:

‘Rising Up’  was mastered by Dave McNair (David Bowie, Bob Dylan, Maroon 5, Beck) with the music video directed by the Black Sheep collective (OK GO, Mystery Jets, The Futureheads, Snow Patrol.)

Polock are purveyors of sprightly, summery indie-pop with easy-on-the-ear, fuzzy-at-the-edges hooks and melodies. So splendid is the execution that the Spaniards can be confident that a second album will be warmly welcomed”  - BBCPolock could be big, a post-Phoenix invasion big. They’ve got that special sweetness, that softness that taps into everyone’s inner-romance.”

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Ana Tijoux’s New Album ‘Vengo’ Now In-Stores + ’1977′ Vinyl Pre-Order

Ana’s Tijoux’s new album has been getting a ton of buzz from the New York Times to Newsweek, and now ‘Vengo’ is finally available in-stores. Rolling Stone celebrated Ana Tijoux in their “Best of SXSW 2014” feature and NPR recently chose her single “Vengo” as part of Morning Edition’s “10 Songs Public Radio Can’t Stop Playing.”

The new CD at Amazon is only $6.99 for a limited time, even cheaper than the digital version!  You can also get the album at iTunes in  USA, Chile, Mexico, Colombia, Peru, Argentina, Canada and worldwide.

Or support your local record store and pick up the CD at at FYE, Amoeba (LA & SF), Dimple (Sacramento), Easy Street (Seattle), Electric Fetus (Minneapolis), Every Day Music (Seattle), Hastings (Texas), Millennium (Portland), Newbury (Boston), Rasputins (Bay Area), Rolling Stone (Chicago), Silver Platters (Seattle), Sonic Boom (Seattle), Sound Garden (Baltimore), Twist & Shout (Denver), Waterloo (Austin), Zia’s (Tucson / Las Vegas). Otherwise, visit and call a store in your area to check for availability.

We’re also very excited to announce the first-ever VINYL pressing of her classic album ’1977,’ available now for pre-order at Amazon.  The LP also features a never-before released instrumental of “1977.” The vinyl version of ‘Vengo’ will also be soon available.
A lot has changed since we last heard from Ms. Tijoux. After her signature song “1977” was featured in Breaking Bad, Ana Tijoux reached a whole new level of mainstream recognition. She’s been mentioned as a favorite by Radiohead’s Thom Yorke, she performed “1977” live at Grammy weekend with The Roots as her backing band, and Trey Anastasio from Phish is covering the song on his new tour. She appears on the new Morcheeba record, and was nominated for multiple Grammy’s and Latin Grammy’s for both of her previous two albums.

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Nacional Records is bringing its unique and critically-acclaimed sounds to SXSW on Thursday, March 13th, with an official showcase at Palm Door on SixthRSVP on Facebook.

The Nacional Records & Friends showcase features a diverse line-up of cutting-edge hip-hop, raucous garage rock, global pop, experimental electronica and more, including four of the label’s most buzzed about bands (Nortec Collective presents Bostich + Fussible, Ana Tijoux, Natalia Clavier and AJ Davila), plus special guest appearances from Irene Diaz and Fofe Y Los Fetiches.

ANA TIJOUX has bubbled up from an underground sensation to mainstream recognition ever since her signature song “1977” was featured in Breaking Bad. She’s been nominated for multiple Grammy’s, mentioned as a favorite of Radiohead’s Thom Yorke and performed “1977” live at Grammy weekend with The Roots as her backing band. She appears on the new Morcheeba record and Trey Anastasio from Phish is covering the song on his new tour. “1977” is currently a smash hit in Italy, where it’s a Top 5 hit. Ana Tijoux’s new album ‘Volver’ will be released March 18th.

NORTEC COLLECTIVE presents BOSTICH + FUSSIBLE are multi-Grammy nominated pioneers of electronic music who perform an exciting fusion of Norteño (“from the North”) and Techno, a style of music they invented. With tubas and iPads, Bostich + Fussible have toured the globe extensively, performing at major U.S. festivals and across all corners of the globe, from Brazil to China.  They recently appeared as guests on “No Reservations” with Anthony Bourdain and performed at the massive opening ceremonies for the Pan American Games.

NATALIA CLAVIER is an exquisite electro-acoustic vocalist who has toured the world as the long-time live voice of Thievery Corporation. Her critically-acclaimed solo album Lumen was produced by GRAMMY-winning producer Adrian Quesada. With a sultry mix of jazz-inspired vocals, electronic textures and global influences, Lumen
further develops the sound Clavier cultivated while recording and touring with both Thievery Corporation and her husband, Argentinean singer-songwriter Federico Aubele.

AJ DAVILA returns to SXSW with his new solo project after Time Magazine chose his previous band, acclaimed garage rockers Davila 666, as one of the ‘Top 10 Best Bands at SXSW in 2011.’ AJ Davila’s debut solo album ‘Terror Amor’ was recently released to heavy buzz, with glowing reviews at Pitchfork, Spin, Vice, NPR, Brooklyn Vegan, KEXP, MTV Iggy and more.  On ‘Terror Amor’, A.J. Davila brings together the guitar-fuzz of ‘60s garage, the raw energy of 70’s punk and the irrepressibly catchy choruses of 80s pop.

Doors open at 8pm.  Get there early for free t-shirts and other giveaways .

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