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

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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!

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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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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.

Don’t forget to follow Julio Briceño on Twitter and like them on Facebook for more updates.

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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.”

Don’t forget to follow La Vida Boheme on Twitter and like them on Facebook for more updates.

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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

Don’t forget to follow The Student Teachers on Twitter and like them on Facebook for more updates.

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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.

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

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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.

Don’t forget to like Chulius & The Filarmónicos on Facebook for more updates.

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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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