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

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Los Amigos Invisibles’ Julio Briceño presents Chulius & The Filarmónicos

Congratulations to La Vida Boheme for winning their first Latin Grammy last week for “Best Rock Album.” The band’s award-winning sophomore album ‘Sera‘ is now on sale at iTunes for only $5.99.

Today, Los Amigos Invisibles’ vocalist Julio Briceño is releasing his new side project Chulius & The Filarmónicos. The debut Chulius album ‘Shorts & Sandals’ features collaborations with Elastic Bond and Gil Cerezo from Kinky.

‘Shorts & Sandals’ is now available on iTunes and Amazon.

Having toured over 60 countries with Los Amigos Invisibles, including memorable performances at Coachella, Bonnaroo and Lollapalooza, Julio Briceño has been wowing fans across the world with the same high-energy live shows, catchy melodies and playful lyricism he brings to Chulius & The Filarmónicos.

Watch the Chulius album preview video with behind the scenes footage of Julio Briceño on tour with Los Amigos Invisibles:

Los Angeles tastemaker radio station KCRW describes the Chulius album as “a wonderfully manic collision of catchy tunes, electronic club beats and rich Latin rhythms … with colorful analog synth burbles and bouncy bass lines.”  Stream the full album online, this week only at KCRW.

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La Vida Boheme Wins Latin Grammy For ‘Best Rock Album’

Tomas_CookmanLa Vida Boheme Wins “Best Rock Album” for ‘Será’

 La Vida Boheme’s Sophomore Album ‘Sera’ Celebrated
In NPR Music’s 25 Favorite Albums Of 2013 (So Far)’

Currently Featured in New McDonald’s TV Commercial 
and Soundtrack to Hit Video Game ‘Grand Theft Auto V’

La Vida Boheme has won their first career Latin Grammy for their sophomore album ‘Será.’ The band was awarded “Best Rock Album.” 

Será’ was recently celebrated by NPR as a “Best Album of the Year (So Far)”. La Vida Boheme currently appears in the new McDonald’s TV campaign. Chosen by iTunes as the ‘Latino Breakthrough Artist of 2011,’ La Vida Boheme was nominated for a Grammy and two Latin Grammy’s for their debut record ‘Nuestra,’ which was also featured in NPR’s ‘Top 50 Albums of 2011.’ 

La Vida Boheme‘s new music video “La Vida Mejor” recently debuted exclusively at NPR Music’s All Songs Considered.

 

Chosen by iTunes as the ‘Latino Breakthrough Artist of 2011,’ La Vida Boheme won the MTV Game Award for “Best Song in a Video Game” for their track “Buen Salvaje” from EA Sports’ smash hit FIFA ‘12. Their music also appears in the new hit video game Grant Theft Auto V.

La Vida Boheme’s debut U.S. performance at the Latin Alternative Music Conference (LAMC) earned the band a photo and feature on the front page of the Arts section of the NY Times. Recent sponsorships with Zippo lighters and Casio watches have continued to expose the young group to new audiences.

Esquire magazine: “When I saw this band at SXSW, I flashed to
seeing The Clash in 1979. It was the fierceness, the original sound,
the hodgepodge of styles — it was the clash of cultures and sound.”

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CMJ Features New Compilation From The Student Teachers – Legends Of Late 70′s Nyc Underground Music Scene

The Student Teachers Talk To CMJ About NYC’s
Underground Music Scene In The Late 70s And
Their New Compilation of Previously Out-of-Print Music CMJ Premieres Free Download Of “Looks” From
The New Release ‘Invitation To … The Student Teachers

http://www.cmj.com/feature/qa-student-teachers/
 
The Student Teachers Made A Name For Themselves
As Teenagers Playing at Legendary Venues
Like CBGB’s and Max’s With Artists Like
The Ramones, Blondie and Iggy Pop

Invitation To … The Student Teachers’ is the first-ever re-release of out-of-print albums and singles from the Student Teachers, underground legends of the late 70s NYC underground music scene. The songs were produced by Jimmy Destri (Blondie) and the Student Teachers.In a new interview with CMJ, the original members of the Student Teachers talk about first connecting at CBGBs and starting the band when they were just 16 and 17s year old.

The Student Teachers made a name for themselves as teenagers playing at the legendary CBGB’s, Hurrah’s and many other before-their-time venues . The band had one of the first all-girl rhythm sections in a mixed gender band.

The young band opened for a wide range of future icons on the scene, among them: The Ramones, Blondie,  Iggy Pop, Wayne County, the Dead Boys, The Cramps and The Mumps.

After doing more than 70 gigs in just a few years, The Student Teachers played their final show on Halloween of 1980 and went their separate ways, ending a storied run by the tender ages of 19 & 20.

Featuring 9 songs recorded between 1978 and 1980, ‘Invitation To … The Student Teachers’ is the first ever digital release of rare, out-of-print singles and album tracks, the first ever gathering of all of their studio recordings in one place, and the first appearance anywhere of the previously unreleased track “Second Before.”

All Music Guide calls the new compilation  “a lively and entertaining snapshot of a band who embraced the angular end of the new wave pop sound of the day, but with a fresh-faced confidence that comes from being teenagers.”

Read the full CMJ interview here: http://www.cmj.com/feature/qa-student-teachers/

I remember there were two cute girls in the Student Teachers. The group also had the best name between the Sex Pistols and Sonic Youth.”   Richard Hell

“The Student Teachers drove me crazy.”  Jimmy Destri

David Scharff claims that he brought pictures of the Ramones to show me at my office at 16 Magazine after I had seen him snapping away from the front table at CBGBs sometime in the summer of 1977, which I’m sure he did if he says so. Now, looking at the footage, of course I remember them — opening for Wayne (now Jayne)  County, Suicide, the Mumps, Richard Hell and even for the Ramones once!  That the Student Teachers didn’t get an album deal was a miss on the part of the record companies. For a band of 16 and 17 year olds to have gone from being fans to a warm-up act to headliners within 2 years was itself impressive; and of course, like all the CB’s bands, they wrote their own material and sounded like nobody else.”  Danny Fields

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Los Macuanos Release Debut Album ‘El Origen’

Hola Nacionalistas,

The Nacional Records team is on our way to Las Vegas for the Latin Grammy’s, where we have 5 artists nominated for 8 awards in a wide array of categories. Check us out on twitter @nacionalrecords to follow our adventures and wish us luck!

We’ve got a new release out today from Los Macuanos, a DJ trio from Tijuana who have been generating a ton of buzz for their futuristic fusion of traditional Latin rhythms and modern electronic dance beats.

Los Macuanos’ debut album “El Origen” is now available on iTunes and Amazon.

The group has already been featured at NPR, PRI/BBC’s The World, MTV Iggy and Vice, who described them as the “Mexican Kraftwerk.” They’ve also recently had music featured in Indio Beer ads. Check out this quick album preview video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gcezr_0AHgk

Los Macuanos belong to a generation of producers that came of age in a violent and rapidly-changing political climate in Tijuana, Mexico. Like many of their contemporaries, their productions echo a once hedonistic lifestyle, taking cues from the rave styles of the era, with elements of minimal techno, dubstep and glitch. Their music has since evolved with a more nuanced, stylistic approach that incorporates live instrumentation and elements of cumbia and norteño.

Los Angeles radio station just premiered an exclusive album stream, which you listen to here: http://www.kcrw.com/music/programs/ap/ap131118los_macuanos_el_orig

Also, Los Amigos Invisibles’ vocalist Julio Briceño’s new side project Chulius & The Filarmónicos’ ‘Shorts & Sandals’ is now on iTunes and debuts today with an exclusive premiere at Pandora.

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Pandora Premieres New Album From Los Amigos Invisibles Frontman Julio Briceño aka Chulius & The Filarmónicos

Grammy Nominee and Latin Grammy Winner Julio Briceño
From Pioneering Disco Funk Band Los Amigos Invisibles
Debuts New Project Chulius & The Filarmónicos at Pandora:
http://bit.ly/1hSaTPG
New Album ‘Shorts & Sandals’ Features Collaborations With
Miami Buzz Band Elastic Bond and Kinky Lead Singer Gil Cerezo
Watch the Chulius album preview:

Los Amigos Invisibles’ vocalist Julio Briceño’s new side project Chulius & The Filarmónicos’ ‘Shorts & Sandalsdebuts today with an exclusive premiere at Pandora.  Listen to the full album stream here: http://bit.ly/1hSaTPG

Infamous for his high-energy live performances, catchy melodies and playful lyricism Julio Briceño is the legendary frontman of the Grammy nominated band Los Amigos Invisibles

Chulius & The Filarmónicos’ ‘Shorts & Sandalsfeatures collaborations with Miami buzz band Elastic Bond and Gil Cerezo from Latin electronic rock pioneers Kinky.

Watch the Chulius album preview video with behind the scenes footage of Julio Briceño on tour with Los Amigos Invisibles:  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fJhOa_itepw

Los Amigos Invisibles are twice nominated for this year’s Latin Grammy’s, including for “Song of the Year” (‘La Que Me Gusta’). This is the band’s third Latin Grammy nomination in a row, after their two previous Nacional Records releases ‘Commercial’ and ‘Not So Commercial’ were also nominated.

After debuting Top 10 on the Billboard Latin Pop charts earlier this year, the Latin Grammy nominated single “La Que Me Gusta” debuted its music video on Entertainment Tonight and is now featured in new Yoplait television ad campaign.

Having toured over 60 countries, Los Amigos Invisibles have maintained an untouchable reputation for both their meticulously crafted albums and stunning live performances, including sets at Coachella, Bonnaroo and Lollapalooza.

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People En Español Premieres New Video And Free Download From Jarabedepalo’s Upcoming Album

Nacional-RecordsKnown For Smash Hits Like “La Flaca,” Jarabe De Palo
Has Sold More Than 5 Million Records Worldwide
And Been Nominated For 13 Career Latin GRAMMY’s

People En Español Makes The Exclusive Premiere Of 
Jarabe de Palo’s New Music Video With A Free Download:
http://www.peopleenespanol.com/article/jarabe-de-palo-estrena-sencillo-y-video-de-somos-descarga-la-cancion-gratis-aqui

New Album ‘SOMOS’ To Be Released February 2014

Today, the new single “Somos” from Jarabe De Palo’s upcoming album premieres exclusively at People En Español. Watch the video here: http://www.peopleenespanol.com/article/jarabe-de-palo-estrena-sencillo-y-video-de-somos-descarga-la-cancion-gratis-aqui

The new album ‘Somos’ will be released worldwide on February 18th, 2014.  The first single “Somos” is now available globally as a free download (for a limited time only) at http://jarabedepalo.com.

 

Fronted by prolific songwriter Pau Dones, 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”.
Throughout their storied career, Jarabe de Palo has been nominated for 13 Latin Grammy’s and 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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Invitation To…The Student Teachers

Nacional_RecordsThe First-Ever Compilation of Out of Print
Albums and Singles From The Student Teachers
Will Be Released on November 12th

Produced by Jimmy Destri (Blondie) and The Student Teachers

One of Few Teenage Bands from the late 70’s New York
Punk Scene, The Student Teachers Made A Name For
Themselves Playing at CBGB’s, Max’s And Other Cool NYC Venues

‘Invitation To … The Student Teachers’ is the first-ever re-release of out-of-print albums and singles from the Student Teachers, underground legends of the early NYC punk scene. The songs were produced by Jimmy Destri (Blondie) and the Student Teachers. The album will be released by Nacional Records on November 12th.

The Student Teachers made a name for themselves as teenagers playing at the legendary CBGB’s, Hurrah’s and many other before-their-time venues. The band had one of the first all-girl rhythm sections in a mixed gender band.

The young band opened for a wide range of future icons on the scene, among them: The Ramones, Blondie, Iggy Pop, Wayne County, the Dead Boys, The Cramps, and The Mumps.

After their final gig on Halloween of 1980, The Student Teachers went their separate ways, ending a storied run by the tender ages of 19 & 20.

“I remember there were two cute girls in the Student Teachers. The group also had the best name between the Sex Pistols and Sonic Youth.” Richard Hell

“The Student Teachers drove me crazy.” Jimmy Destri

“David Scharff claims that he brought pictures of the Ramones to show me at my office at 16 Magazine after I had seen him snapping away from the front table at CBGBs sometime in the summer of 1977, which I’m sure he did if he says so. Now, looking at the footage, of course I remember them — opening for Wayne (now Jayne) County, Suicide, the Mumps, Richard Hell and even for the Ramones once! That the Student Teachers didn’t get an album deal was a miss on the part of the record companies. For a band of 16 and 17 year olds to have gone from being fans to a warm-up act to headliners within 2 years was itself impressive; and of course, like all the CB’s bands, they wrote their own material and sounded like nobody else.” Danny Fields

“Love the Student Teachers. That’s the real stuff, from the real, dirty, weird New York of yesteryear. The song “Looks” breaks my heart in seventeen places every time I hear it.”Mike Doughty

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Andrea Echeverri of Aterciopelados reflects on Latin Grammy Nomination

Nacional_RecordsA Note From Andrea Echeverri About Her 
Most Recent Latin Grammy Nomination For 
‘Best Singer-Songwriter Album’ For ‘Ruiseñora’
(English Translation Below) 

 

Corría el año de 1997 cuando con Aterciopelados y la “Pipa De La Paz’ hicimos  historia.

Fuimos los primeros colombianos en ser nominados a un Grammy gringo (los Latin todavía no existían).  En esa ocasión, nos atropellaron los Cadillacs.

En el 98 con ‘Caribe Atomico’ volvimos a ser nominados y el gramófono quedo en manos de Maná. En el 2001 quedamos atrapados en L.A., cuando la ceremonia de los Grammys fue cancelada por el atentado a las torres gemelas.  Luego de un par de meses, la ceremonia se llevó a cabo y con Atercios obtuvimos nuestro primer Grammy Latino por ‘Gozo Poderoso’, pero fuimos dramáticamente opacados por Juanes y sus tres Grammys….este trofeo reposa en el museo nacional.

En 2005 con mi primer trabajo solista, fui derrotada por Laura Paussini y en el tapete rojo me volví invisible cuando me tocó entre Shakira y Paulina….

En 2007 con Atercios nos llevamos nuestro segundo Grammy con ‘Oye’ en Las Vegas y entré en la lista de las peor  vestidas….por supuesto, yo no vestía un traje de diseñador, sino el uniforme que usamos para tocar en Rock al Parque.

Ahora vuelvo al ruedo con Ruiseñora…..si me gana Caetano, todo bien.

ENGLISH TRANSLATION

So, it all began in 1997 when Aterciopelados made history with ‘Pipa De La Paz.’

We were the first Colombians to be nominated for a Grammy – the Latin Grammy’s didn’t yet exist then. But we got run over by Los Fabulosos Cadillacs.

We were nominated once again in 1998 for ‘Caribe Atomico,’ but Mana made off with the award.

In 2001, we found ourselves stuck in Los Angeles when the Latin Grammy’s were cancelled after the attacks of September 11th. After a few months, the ceremony finally played out and Los Atercios had their first Latin Grammy for ‘Gozo Poderoso’. But our triumph was bulldozed by Juanes and his 3 Grammy awards.  Our trophy now rests in the Colombian National Museum.

2005 was a colorful year. I was nominated for my first solo project, which was beat by Laura Paussini and I was completely invisible on the red carpet, wedged between Shakira and Paulina.

In Las Vegas with Atercios in 2007, we took home our second Latin Grammy for ‘Oye’ and I was placed on the worst-dressed list. But what do you expect? I wasn’t dressed in designer clothing, I was still in the same outfit from our performance at Rock al Parque!

Now, I’m back in the running with ‘Ruiseñora’…and if Caetano wins, I’ll be ok with that

 

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Mexican Institute of Sound’s Albums Re-released On Vinyl

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For the first time ever, all of Mexican Institute of Sound’s albums are being re-released on vinyl. We went all out on these new pressings  and they are collector items. Get your all four M.I.S. vinyl records at Amazon: Mejico Maxico, PoliticoPiñata and Soy Sauce.

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