Nacional Records Celebrates Seven Latin Grammy Nominations

Ana Tijoux, Jarabe de Palo and La Vida Boheme Nominated

Jarabe de Palo ‘Somos’ for “Album of the Year”
“Best Rock Song” and “Best Pop/Rock Album”

Get ‘Somos’ on iTunes or Amazon!

La Vida Boheme “Flamingo” for “Best Music Video”

Get “Flamingo” off of ‘Nuestra’ on iTunes or Amazon!

Check out the the nominated video:

Ana Tijoux “Vengo” for ”Best Urban Song” plus Jorge Drexler featuring Ana Tijoux for “Record of the Year” and “Song of the Year”

Get “Vengo” and the rest of the “Vengo” album on iTunes and Amazon!

Latin Grammy winner Jarabe de Palo is nominated for 3 awards, including  “Album of the Year” “Best Rock Song” and “Best Pop/Rock Album” for his latest record ‘Somos.’ Fronted by prolific songwriter Pau Donés, Barcelona-based Jarabe de Palo originally broke onto the international scene with their timeless smash hit “La Flaca.”

Here is the ‘Somos’ music video!

Ana Tijoux is nominated for 3 Latin Grammy’s, including “Best Urban Song” for the title track from her new album ‘Vengo.’  ‘Vengo’ is the follow-up to Ana Tijoux’s Grammy and Latin Grammy nominated album ‘La Bala.‘ The buzz around Ana Tijoux has been steadily building since her Grammy nominated debut ‘1977’ was featured in ‘Breaking Bad,’ ABC’s ‘Dancing With the Stars‘ and EA Sports’ FIFA video game.  Ana Tijoux is also twice nominated for “Record of the Year” and “Song of the Year” for “Universos Paralelos,” her collaboration with Academy Award winner Jorge Drexler.

Check out ‘Vengo’:

After winning “Best Rock Album” for ‘Será’ at last year’s Latin Grammy’s, La Vida Boheme is once again nominated this year for “Best Music Video” for “Flamingo.”  La Vida Boheme was nominated for a Grammy and two Latin Grammy’s for their debut record ‘Nuestra.’

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EA Sports New FIFA 15 Soundtrack Features Polock and Sante Les Amis

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EA Sports’ popular soccer video game ‘FIFA 15’ once again features multiple Nacional artists in the new game, including Sante Les Amis ‘Brasil” and Polock’s “Everlasting.”

Get “Brasil” and the rest of the ‘Sudamericana’ album on iTunes or Amazon!

Get “Everlasting” and the ‘Rising Up’ album on iTunes or Amazon!

Check out “Brasil” and “Everlasting” as heard during FIFA 15′ gameplay:

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.”

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. 

FIFA’s ‘World Cup’ edition released earlier this year also featured Ritmo Machine “Brazil,” DJ Bitman “Black Bossa” and Los Macuanos “Las Memorias del Faro.”

The FIFA series has sold more than 100 million copies worldwide, making it the best-selling sports video game franchise in the world, and one of the best-selling video games of all-time.

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Los Angeles Afro-Latin Funk Band, Jungle Fire, to Release Debut Full Length Album, ‘Tropicoso’ on September 30

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Jungle Fire’s single, “Comencemos (Lets Start)” off of ‘Tropicoso’ is now available on iTunes!

Pre order the full album ’Tropicoso’ on Amazon and on iTunes!

With influences ranging from James Brown and Fela Kuti to Celso Pina and Lee Scratch Perry, Jungle Fire is a melting pot of Afro-Cuban rhythms, classic break-beats, tropical cumbia, and 70’s inspired West African funk, all layered with a uniquely Los Angeles grit.

The groovy single “Tropicoso” will surely get you dancing!

Wax Poetics writes, “Los Angeles band Jungle Fire explores Latin psychedelic funk”.
Here is the full article!

Carrying the torch of artists like War, Cymande and Manu Dibango, Jungle Fire has earned a reputation as a vibrant, passionate live band, known across LA for notoriously powerful concerts.

Jungle Fire has performed alongside artists like Shuggie Otis, Lee Fields and Charles Wright. The band will be performing the Supersonico Festival in Los Angeles on October 11, alongside Calle 13, Café Tacvba, Ana Tijoux, and many others.

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Federico Aubele To Re-Release Classic Debut With Upcoming USA Tour


Produced by Thievery Corporation and crafted between Berlin, Washington DC and Buenos Aires, Federico Aubele’s debut album ‘Gran Hotel Buenos Aires’ was one of the first records to mix downtempo electronic and trip-hop beats with Latin flourishes.

This Special 10th Anniversary Edition Will Feature 3 Previously Unreleased Bonus Tracks and Will Be Available on Vinyl, CD and Digitally

When I started touring I realized that most people in the audience had no idea what the lyrics to the songs where about and they didn’t seem to care, they just liked the vibe. Music can do that. I grew up listening to a lot of music in English. Back then I couldn’t speak the language, but the music still spoke to me,” recalls Federico from his studio in Brooklyn.

Check out Federico’s Facebook post about the new  La Banda Elastica article!

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Federico explains, “When we first started working the guitar was there but it wasn’t as ubiquitous as it ended up being. As we worked on the songs it became clear that it was going to be a very guitar driven album. The riffs started falling into place on top of the cool beats, the deep bass lines, the synths, the percussion. It all had this almost narcotic and sensual vibe to it. The vocals seem to be quietly suspended on the music.”

Over the last decade, Federico has toured heavily, performing at Lollapalooza, Austin City Limits Fest, Montreal Jazz Fest and much more. On tour, the album remains a fan-favorite, with subtle and sweet songs that sound as fresh today as they did a decade ago.


October 07 - Washington, DC @ DC9
October 08 - Brooklyn, NY @ Glasslands
October 12 - Boston, MA @ Church of Boston
October 13 - Montreal, QC @ Petit Campus
October 14 - Chicago, IL @ Mayne Stage
October 15 - Minneapolis, MN @ Icehouse
October 16 - Austin, TX @ Empire Control Room
October 18 - Los Angeles, CA @ Los Globos
October 19 - San Diego, CA @ Soda Bar
October 20 - San Francisco, CA @ Brick & Mortar Music Hall
October 21 - Portland, OR @ Mississippi Studios
October 22 - Seattle, WA @ Barboza

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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’:

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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

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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!

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El Mato won the 2014 LAMC Artist Discovery award!

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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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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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