If you find you’re struggling to make it to the end of the week, then perhaps you should take a listen to this new track from Y La Bamba; I promise that you’ll find it uplifting. This track seems to combine elements of beach sound with traditional Spanish guitar working just beneath the mix. Even if you don’t speak Spanish, you’ll find that the core of the song has this vibrancy that’s undeniable; I don’t know, I’m in love with this track. Look for the new album, Ojos del Sol, to come your way on September 9th via Tender Loving Empire.
Last year, Portlanders Y La Bamba released Court the Storm. It’s combination of Mexican heritage and modern folk led to much success, and they’re already back at it again. January 29th will see the release of the group’s new Oh February EP, and we’ve got the newest single available for you guys. I’m attached to the sound of the guitar in this song, but the vocal harmonies and late-entry of the drums don’t hurt the song either. If you’re into what you hear, look out for the band to hit the road with The Lumineers at the end of the month.[audio:http://austintownhall.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/01/Y_La_Bamba-Oh_February.mp3]
Download: Y La Bamba – Oh February
For as much as I go on about rock n’ roll’s return and punk rock, I still enjoy well-crafted folk music, especially if it comes off a bit quirky. This was precisely the case when I listened to the new track from Y La Bamba, who will be putting out their latest, Court the Storm, on February 28th via Tender Loving Empire. As you follow along the track, there’s trickling moments of regular folk, but then there’s intricate moments started off each time with a nie set of handclaps. Suffice to say, this isn’t your run of the mill folk, which is precisely why it caught my ear.[audio:http://austintownhall.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/01/01-Squawk-1.mp3]
Download:Y La Bamba – Squawk [MP3]