When the stars align and the timing is right, I pick a new country to focus heavily on. Also known as my days off.
Lately, the media has been painting a pretty dire picture of Mexico, especially with some of the recent and horrific headlines. This has only made me want to explore further, to hear the influences and stories of a country that I’m sure wants to break free of dangerous assumptions.
From what I’ve learned after pouring through tons of different Mexican artists is that the country has a truly distinct sound. And they love their fucking guitars. Like, check out this band named Deficit de Atencion.
Sometimes they’ve got sparse guitar riffs and then other times they go all loud, crunchy, and post-rock. El Eterno EP, is one hazy collection of songs that seems fitting for coastal highways with the windows rolled down. It’s Memorial Day this weekend isn’t it?