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.
http://www.npr.org/blogs/world-cafe/2014/04/21/305674741/world-cafe-next-polockRising 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: http://www.cmj.com/news/video-premiere-polock-everlasting/

‘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 www.recordstoreday.com/Venues 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 .

More info @ http://sxsw.com/music/news/2014/nacional-records-bringing-cutting-edge-artists-south


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Spin Premieres First Single From Ana Tijoux’s New Album ‘Vengo’ To Be Released March 18th With Upcoming USA Tour Dates

Nacional_RecordsMulti-Grammy and Latin Grammy Nominee
Ana Tijoux Announces New Album ‘Vengo
To Be Released March 18th

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/hear-ana-tijoux-vengo/

‘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

NPR “100 Favorite Songs of 2012

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

Google Play “Best of 2012: Top 50 Albums” and “Best of Latin Music of 2012

NPR “Top 10 Latin Alternative Albums Of 2012

About.com “Top 20 Latin Music Albums of 2012

Sounds & Colours: #2 on “Best Albums of 2012

nacional-records For more information about Ana Tijoux please contact
Canyon Cody (Canyon.cody@cookman.com
or Jennifer Sarkissian (Jennifer.sarkissian@cookman.com
at Nacional Records – 818.763.1397.


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$5 albums from Ana Tijoux, Los Amigos Invisibles, Bomba Estereo + more

Happy New Year!  We’ve got a busy year ahead, with exciting new albums from all over the map: ska punk, futuristic electronica, retro pop, global hip-hop, garage rock and everything in between.

Our first two releases of the year are coming from Jarabe de Palo and AJ Davila (from Davila 666), both in stores on February 18th.  Watch Jarabe de Palo’s new video at People en Espanol and listen to AJ Davila’s new song premiere at Brooklyn Vegan. Pre-orders for Jarabe de Palo’sSomos’ and AJ Davila’sTerror Amor’ are now both at Amazon.

The new album ‘Shorts and Sandals’ from Chulius & The Filarmonicos (lead singer from Los Amigos Invisibles) also just got released today for the first time on CD.

We’ve also got a bunch of new VINYL releases, including Señor Flavio’s newest album ’Nueva Ola (Nada Especial)’ and Mexican Institute of Sound’s entire catalog, including ‘Politico’, ‘Soy Sauce’, ‘Mejico Maxico’, ‘Piñata’ and ‘Suave Patria.’ More great wax coming in 2014!

AmazonMP3 is having a huge sale right now, with many of our most popular albums available for only $5!  Check out the full list below:

Andrea Echeverri - Andrea Echeverri
Mexican Institute of Sound - Méjico Máxico
Aterciopelados - Oye
Mexican Institute of Sound - Piñata
Todos Tus Muertos - Greatest Hits
Aterciopelados - Rio
Señor Coconut - El Baile Alemán
Señor Coconut - Around The World
Los Fabulosos Cadillacs - La Luz del Ritmo
Mexican Institute of Sound - Soy Sauce
Los Amigos Invisibles - Commercial
Bomba Estereo - Blow Up
Los Fabulosos Cadillacs - El Arte De La Elegancia De LFC
Ana Tijoux -1977
Señor Coconut - Fiesta Songs
Señor Coconut - Yellow Fever
Tom Tom Club - Genius of Live
Los Amigos Invisibles - Not So Commercial
Jarabe De Palo - ¿Y Ahora Qué Hacemos?
Andrea Echeverri - Dos
Ana Tijoux - La Bala
Mexican Institute of Sound - Politico
Raul Y Mexia - Arriba Y Lejos
Los Amigos Invisibles - Repeat After Me
Natalia Clavier - Lumen
Dapuntobeat - I/O
Andrea Echeverri - Ruiseñora
Tom Tom Club - Downtown Rockers
Diego Garcia - Laura

Hasta pronto and stay in touch with us at…

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Best of Nacional Records / Cookman 2013

Happy Holidays from Nacional Records!

It’s been an exciting year. Yet another year of growth and another year of figuring out this whole music business thing.

We’d like to thank you for all of your support. It all went by so fast and we are ready for more!

We look forward to sharing great music in 2014, starting things off with new releases by Jarabe de Palo, AJ Davila, RVSB,  Ana Tijoux, Bostich + Fussible, Polock and many more.

Check out some of the many accomplishments from these past 12 months below

Nacional_RecordsHasta pronto and stay in touch with us at… TwitterFacebookTumblrYoutubeSouncloud and Instagram

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Holiday Explosion from Nacional Records

We’d like to wish everyone a safe and happy holiday season. We’re getting ready for an exciting 2014, but first wanted to share some great holiday deals on albums we’ve released recently.

Ana Tijoux’s Grammy nominated album ‘La Bala’ is currently on sale for only $5 at Amazon. Or get her debut ‘1977’ at iTunes for $5.99.

Mexican Institute of Sound has re-released their entire catalog on wax. These limited-edition collector item vinyl LPs are going fast!  Get ‘Politico’, ‘Soy Sauce’, ‘Mejico Maxico’, ‘Piñata’ and ‘Suave Patria’ for that special vinyl lover in your life.

La Vida Boheme recently won a Latin Grammy award for their critically-acclaimed album ‘Sera’ (featured in NPR’s ‘Favorite Albums of 2013’). Get the album today for only $5.99 on Tunes.

Or if there’s no time for shipping, give an instant digital gift:

Raul Y Mexia -’Arriba Y Lejos’ on iTunes and Amazon

Elastic Bond - ‘Real’ on iTunes and Amazon

RVSB - Raff vs Bitman on iTunes and Amazon

Los Amigos Invisibles - ‘Repeat After Me’ on iTunes and Amazon

La Vida Boheme - ‘Será’ on iTunes and Amazon

Natalia Clavier - ‘Lumen’ on iTunes and Amazon

The Pinker Tones – ‘Flor & Rolf’ on iTunes and Amazon

Dapuntobeat - ‘I/O’ on iTunes and Amazon

Andrea Echeverri - ‘Ruiseñora’ on iTunes and Amazon

Señor Flavio – ‘Nada Especial (Próxima Ola)’ on iTunes and Amazon

The Student Teachers – ‘Invitation To…The Student Teachers’ on iTunes and Amazon

Los Macuanos - ’El Origen’ on iTunes and Amazon

Chulius & The Filarmónicos – ‘Shorts & Sandals’ on iTunes and Amazon

Jarabe de Palo – “Somos” (Single) on iTunes

In the new year, we’ve got new albums from Jarabe de Palo, AJ Davila, RVSB, Ana Tijoux, Polock, Nortec Collective Presents Bostich + Fussible, Pacha Massive and many more!

And of course it wouldn’t be the holidays without a little free gift.  Check out the 2013 Nacional Records label sampler at Amazon and get 23 free songs to keep you warm this winter.

Felices Fiestas!

Hasta pronto and stay in touch with us at…
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AJ Davila Of Davila 666 Announces Debut Solo Album ‘Terror/Amor’ To Be Released February 18th

Nacional_RecordsLead Singer of Acclaimed Rock Band Davila 666,
AJ Davila To Release Debut Solo Album ‘Terror/Amor’
On February 18th via Nacional Records Featuring Collaborations with Cole Alexander (Black Lips),
Alex Anwandter, Sergio Rotman (Los Fabulosos Cadillacs),
Juan Cirerol and Fofe Abreu (Circo)

Sheer anarchic energy, not to mention a formidable gift
for language-transcending hooks
” Pitchfork

A.J. Davila, the lead singer of the acclaimed garage rock band Dávila 666, will release his debut solo album ‘Terror/Amor‘ on February 18th via Nacional Records.

A.J. Davila’s band Davila 666 has been celebrated at Pitchfork, Spin, Vice, NPR, The Onion, LA Times, Prefix, Brooklyn Vegan and supported at key radio stations including KEXP, KCRW, WFMU, WBUR and others. Time Magazine chose Davila 666 as one of the ‘Top 10 Best Bands at SXSW in 2011.’

Davila’s debut solo album Terror/Amor’ features collaborations with many of the biggest names in indie rock from across the Americas, including Cole Alexander (Black Lips), Alex Anwandter, Sergio Rotman (Los Fabulosos Cadillacs), Juan Cirerol and Fofe Abreu (Circo).

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.

You can follow A.J. Davila on Twitter and like them on Facebook for more updates.

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Los Amigos Invisibles’ ‘Repeat After Me’ Nominated For Grammy

Nacional_RecordsLos Amigos Invisibles ‘Repeat After Me’
Gets Grammy Nomination for
Best Latin Rock, Urban or Alternative Album


Los Amigos Invisibles’ ‘Repeat After Me’ has been nominated for a Grammy for ‘Best Latin Rock, Urban or Alternative Album.’  This is the band’s third career Grammy nomination, and second in a row with Nacional Records.

The band was nominated earlier this year for two Latin Grammy’s, including “Song of the Year” (‘La Que Me Gusta’) and “Best Recording Package” (‘Repeat After Me’). That was the band’s third Latin Grammy nominated album in a row with Nacional Records, after their two previous releases ‘Commercial’ and ‘Not So Commercial’ were also nominated.  Los Amigos Invisibles won a Latin Grammy for ‘Commercial’ and was nominated for a Grammy for ‘Not So Commercial.’

Repeat After Me debuted Top 10 on the Billboard Latin Pop charts, while the video for their nominated song “La Que Me Gusta” debuted on Entertainment Tonight. The song is also featured in a new Yoplait television ad campaign.

Los Amigos Invisibles are amongst the hardest working bands in the music. Having toured over 60 countries, the NY-based Venezuelan funk combo has been able to maintain and untouchable reputation for both their meticulously crafted albums and stunning live performances including sets at Coachella, Bonnaroo and Lollapalooza.

Since their first album in 1995, Los Amigos Invisibles have developed a sound based on the gozadera, an irresistible fusion of Latin rhythms with fiery funk and lounge music. The band got their first break when David Byrne discovered one of their albums by chance in a Manhattan record shop.

Los Amigos Invisibles emanate pure groove … walking bass lines,  percolating percussion, scratchy guitar and relentless drums of a band that knows no difference between arty fun and sensual fire” – ROLLING STONE

Los Amigos Invisibles bridge language barriers by making their music relentlessly accessible” – SPIN

Don’t forget to follow Los Amigos Invisibles on Twitter and like them on Facebook for more updates.

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