Today, SPIN Magazine Premieres
Ana Tijoux’s New Single “Vengo”
With Major Features in ‘Breaking Bad’ And
EA Sports ‘FIFA,’ Ana Tijoux’s Hit Song “1977”
Has Millions Of Views On Youtube
Upcoming Ana Tijoux Tour Dates:
March 13-16: Austin TX – SXSW
March 19: San Francisco, CA – The Independent
March 21: Los Angeles, CA – The Echoplex
March 23: San Diego, CA – The Casbah
March 28: Mexico City – VIVE Latino
March 30: Santiago, Chile – Lollapalooza
Today, Spin magazine premiered the debut single “Vengo” from Ana Tijoux’s highly anticipated album of the same name, to be released March 18th. Listen to the song here: http://www.spin.com/articles/
‘Vengo’ is the follow-up to Ana Tijoux’s Grammy and Latin Grammy nominated sophomore album ‘La Bala,’ which was widely celebrated by critics as one of the best albums of the year. Ana Tijoux will perform this year at SXSW, with three additional upcoming shows in California: March 19th in San Francisco, March 21st in Los Angeles and March 23rd in San Diego.
The buzz around Ana Tijoux has been steadily building since her debut ‘1977’ bubbled up from an underground sensation into mainstream recognition, with features on the hit TV show ‘Breaking Bad’ and the soundtrack to the EA Sports’ FIFA videogame. “1977” was named one of Radiohead’s Thom Yorke’s favorite tracks of the year, and has millions of views on YouTube.
NY Times raved about Ana Tijoux’s show at the Latin Alternative Music Conference (LAMC): “Ms. Tijoux had an even stronger voice, musically and polemically. She sang with a tart, jazzy tinge (reminiscent of Erykah Badu) and rapped with forthright insistence.” Her show in Boston earned Tijoux praise from The Globe: “No foreign-language rapper has managed that movement more enticingly in the past few years than Chile’s Ana Tijoux.”
Ana Tijoux has toured the U.S. and Europe extensively, performing at New York’s Central Park Summerstage, San Francisco’s Outside Lands, Seattle’s Bumbershoot, Los Angeles’ Grand Performances and Chicago’s Lollapalooza. During GRAMMY weekend in 2011, Ana Tijoux performed ‘1977’ with The Roots as her backing band.
Tijoux was born in France to a French mother and a Chilean father in political exile during Pinochet’s dictatorship. After the return to democracy, the family moved to Chile. She found a home in the emerging hip-hop scene of Santiago and first started rhyming in French, then later in Spanish. It was her collaboration with Mexican rock star Julieta Venegas on the hit track, “Eres Para Mi,” which helped expose Tijoux to a mainstream audience, after the song became a TV and radio smash hit across Latin America and the U.S.
“Tijoux is an artist with the promise to cross borders and genres.” - Billboard
“An arresting and self-possessed performer, an MC with impeccable command and flow,
whether she’s urging her now-global audience to speak out against injustice and
oppression or riding a languorous, acid-jazz groove…” – Washington Post
LA Weekly: #1 on “The Ten Best Latin Alternative Albums of 2012”
Associated Press “Top 10 Overlooked Albums of 2012”
Chicago Sun-Times: #6 on “The 10 Best Latin Music Albums of 2012”
KCRW’s Anthony Valadez and Aaron Byrd “Top Ten Albums of 2012”
KEXP’s DJ Chilly “Top Ten Albums of 2012”
Sounds & Colours: #2 on “Best Albums of 2012”
For more information about Ana Tijoux please contact
Canyon Cody (Canyon.email@example.com)
or Jennifer Sarkissian (Jennifer.sarkissian@cookman.
at Nacional Records – 818.763.1397.