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Video: Boreals' Ethereal "Nage" [ESP]

Undressing and floating never sounded so good. Boreals’ “Nage” is the latest single off the Barcelona trio’s excellent debut, Antípodas, an album packed with dueling atmospheres and intimate surges. The clip, directed …
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Free Download: BeGun's Glittery, Glitchy "Dublin" & "Mumbai" [ESP]

I’ve never met a BeGun song I didn’t like. The talented Barcelona producer is known for crafting glittery, glitchy, uplifting tracks that are geographically coded. We’ve gotten “Madrid,” “Shanghai,” “San Francisco,” “Hamburg,” …
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Video: Lasers' "Come Over," Techno Party Starter [ESP]

Barcelona techno trio Lasers released their nicely assembled second album, Exchange Levels, last year via Irregular Label. “Come Over” is their latest single, a somewhat mathematical party starter with a video directed …
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Puro Pinche Pride: 8 Songs To Celebrate Queer Latinidad

Twitter: @maryangelrox Warning: This article contains subliminal messages which may alter your sexual orientation and/or gender identity. It features songs full of indirectas and double-entendres that hint at secret loves misunderstood by society. …
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Free Download: Hykuu's A Night In The City EP Brings the Chill [ESP]

Madrid’s Hykuu—a.k.a. Antonio Campos de Orellana—brings the chill with his debut EP, A Night in the City. The seven-track, 20-plus-minute, downloadable collection is packed with sprawling soundscapes, meditative impulses, and unexpected samples. …
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Video: Deers “Bamboo”

Spain is out of the World Cup, but fans can take solace in the fact that the Spanish music scene continues to provide wonderful treats. Well, okay, that’s no real consolation for …
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The Latinternet Turns on Iker Casillas

Tuiter -- or as some call it, "Spanish Twitter" -- is relentless. You can win all the trophies you want: one fuck up and you become a meme. Six fuck ups and …
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Your Mix Fix: Sr. Lufthansa

The word mixtape has plenty of different interpretations. It used to be that mixtapes were actually DJ sets recorded on cassette tapes, but with the coming of the digital music age, the …
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Video: Univers' "Travessant la llum del sol" [ESP]

Screens within screens within screens is the name of the game of Univers’ latest video, “Travessant la llum del sol,” directed by Martín Gutiérrez. The track is off the Barcelona band’s debut …
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Listen: Beach Beach's "Just Like Before" [ESP]

That's it. Give up. You won't hear a song catchier than this one today. You simply won't. From Barcelona, Spain, Beach Beach just put out the first preview of their second album, …
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Listen: Desert's "Saps prou bé" [ESP]

In 2012, Alba Blasi, from Extraperlo, and Cristina Checa, a singer who participated on El Guincho's Pop Negro, released their first EP under the name Granit. An EP that was so great …
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Stream: Primavera Sound 2014 – Watch it Live

Are you suffering from depression because you're not at Primavera Sound 2014 right now? I have great news: you can enjoy the monstrous festival from the comfort of your workplace cubicle thanks to …
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Free Download: Músculo!'s "El Tiempo Muerto" + Video [ESP]

Galicia’s Músculo! makes danceable, twisted, labored electronica en español and if that description doesn’t make you an insta fan, then I don’t know what’s wrong with you. The group just released their third …
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Meet: Cumbres Carrascosa, Miguel Cámara’s Solo Project [ESP]

Né: Miguel Cámara Raíces: Lanzarote, Islas Canarias Sounds Like: A gloomier take on Monstruobot You Should Listen To Cumbres Carrascosa because…that goth/post-punk never gets old. You may have noticed a long quiet spell from Monstroubot and …
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Video: El Columpio Asesino's "Babel" [ESP]

“Babel” is the first single off El Columpio Asesino’s very excellent Ballenas Muertas en San Sebastián. Director Virgili Jubero—who also directed the group’s “Toro”—pits decked-out aging woman against decked-out aging woman in …
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Video: Fuckaine's "Hooray" [ESP]

Thanks to Fuckaine, we already have one of the best albums of the year (so far), and now we have one of the strangest videos of the year (so far). “Hooray” is …
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Listen: Single's "Rea" [ESP]

If there's one thing we've learned about Spanish duo Single over the years it's that they will try whatever they feel like trying and they will keep sounding like themselves each and …
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Free Download: Jay-Z's "Pray" (Hykuu Remix) [ESP]

Jay-Z meets ambient music? That's right. Straight from Madrid, Spain, Hykuu brings chill-hop vibes to Jova’s track "Pray," off his 2007 album, American Gangster, which features an uncredited vocal contribution from wifey …
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Free Download: Deers' Demo [ESP]

Marcos Hassan. @Kiddieriot The Madrid duo might only have a two-song demo to their name, but that hasn’t stopped people from talking about them. The band is buzzing, not only in their home country, …
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Listen: Juanita y Los Feos' "Vallecas" [ESP]

Juanita y Los Feos are back and more sardonic than ever. After three years of silence, this Spanish pop-punk outfit recently announced a new album and single to hassle every righteous soul …
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Listen: Univers' L'Estat Natural LP [ESP]

Punk is not dead, and neither is its iconic sound heir, post-punk. Many modern bands find their peace in loudness, distortion, and a certain elegance borrowed from black-and-white pre-revival times. Barcelonian band …
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Listen: Mujeres' Aquellos Ojos EP [ESP]

Marcos Hassan. @Kiddieriot It’s not easy refusing the retro vibes Mujeres' Aquellos ojos brings us, and why would you? Mujeres displays an amazing knack for surfy/early-rock riffs that sound true to the source without …
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Video: Russian Red's "John Michael" [ESP]

Hip greasers race (presumably) for pinks in Russian Red’s latest video, “John Michael,” but it’s all for naught when the brakes give out in John Michael’s car. The reason? He fucked with …
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Video: Templeton's "La Gran Ciudad" [ESP]

Cantabric pop-rockers Templeton know how to turn the routine drive home of some average Joe into something a bit more luminous. On their third studio album, ROSI, these depictions of modern life …
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Video: Kokoshca’s “Directo a tu corazón” [ESP]

Warning: NSFW vampire images ahead. Remember when Dracula and vampire movies had a strong sexual connotation? If you don't, you needn't worry. Spanish band Kokoshca are here to remind you. For the video …
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Listen: Downliners Sekt's "Soul Débris" [ESP]

After almost 10 years of making music together, Barcelona-based duo Downliners Sekt have finally found their place in today's international electronic music panorama. It took them six years to release their third …
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Video: Algora's "Muerdealmohadas" [ESP]

In Spain, folk music and other sub-genres’ themes are usually set in a comical tone and revolve around the awkwardness of everyday life. As many other Iberian musical acts, Algora embraces this …
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Meet Novedades Carminha: Cracking Jokes & Tearing It Up

Né: Carlangas, Xavi y Jarri Raíces: Santiago de Compostela, Galicia Sounds Like…clean, shaven, yet unapologetic garage rock. You should listen to Novedades Carminha because… they’ll remind you of yourself as a mischievous teenage boy trying …
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Video: Aurora's "Islas" [ESP]

Psych indie rockers Aurora, from Granada, were part of the amazing Vive Latino lineup, and are now closing the cycle on their 2013 debut, Géminis, with a new piece of visual art. …
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Meet Kana Kapila: Music as Sitcom [ESP]

Né: Pablo, Germán, Tomeu y Jordi Raíces: Baix Llobregat, Barcelona Sounds Like…a band that would play at the local fair while you wait in line for a thrill ride. You should listen to Kana Kapila …
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Listen: Grushenka’s “Enredo Interesante” [ESP]

The weather out here in Southern California has been mostly and abnormally warm even by the area’s standards. Dudes were out swimming in their backyards in December around Christmas time like it …
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Listen: Alizzz's Sunshine EP [ESP]

You've never heard Jersey club quite like this before, and it's probably because it was made by a Catalan producer. Christian Quirante, a.k.a. Alizzz, takes this genre and infuses it with the …
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Meet Brigitte Laverne: Lavish Barcelona Synth Pop [ESP]

Née: Brigitte Laverne Raíces: Barcelona Sounds like: Chromatics' Ida No, straight '80s You should listen to Brigitte Laverne because: you really liked Drive? Brigitte Laverne brings '80s lo-fi dance pop to the …
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Video: Trajano!'s "El Ultimo Hombre del Mundo" [ESP]

Trajano!, the Madrid-originating post-punk quartet, has a new album coming out in April titled Antropología (Marxophone). This just-released lyrics video is for the album’s first single, “El último hombre del mundo,” a …
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Meet Silvia Perez Cruz, Turning Covers Into Originals [ESP]

Née: Sílvia Pérez Cruz Raíces: Palafrugell, Spain Sounds Like: a strong-but-tender hurricane of emotions in four different Romance languages. You should listen to Sílvia Pérez Cruz because…she pushes the boundaries of traditional Iberian music as …
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Meet John Gray: Sample-Heavy R&B Modernist [ESP]

Né(e): J.E. Edward Raíces: Madrid, España Sounds like: nu R&B with a twist, Blood Orange with more modern urban radio in the mix You should listen to John Gray because...he has released two songs you …
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Listen: Svper's "Nuevo Cisne de Piedra" [ESP]

Svper (formerly named Pegasvs) returns with “Nuevo cisne de piedra,” something that will (maybe) make it into their upcoming LP (?). Perhaps. The song is as Svper as it gets, with the …
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Listen: Polock's "Everlasting" [ESP]

Spanish pop-rock band Polock returns with an upbeat new song and a brand new album coming out next month. As a new single, “Everlasting” does a good job of distancing itself from Polock’s …
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Video: Extraperlo's "Saxo Azul" + Remixes [ESP]

Extraperlo has been getting some remix love lately from some usual suspects. Both Centavrvs and Algodón Egipcio took a stab at recreating tracks from the Barcelona band’s sophomore album, Delirio Específico. The …
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Interview: Oso Leone, In Search of Spaces [ESP]

TWITTER: @Kiddieriot With a reverb-drenched minimal sound, Mallorca’s Oso Leone has become one of the most critically acclaimed bands of the past year, wowing not only the Spanish-speaking world but also international outlets …
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Meet Valencian Punk Group Las Carmonas [ESP]

Née: Cris, Marina, Carla, and María Raíces: Valencia, Spain Sounds like: Some of that classic punk from the late '70s/early '80s. You should listen to Las Carmonas because…you like your music fast …
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Video: Shotta's "Felicidad" ft. Morodo [ESP]

Being happy is the new being mad for rappers. While Pharrell filmed a 24-hour-long video to say just that, on the other side of the Atlantic, Sevilla's Shotta just dropped this new …
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Listen: Lost Tapes' Poetry Dates EP + Video [ESP]

After a long holiday weekend away from our desks (or *cough* couches), it’s good to come back to something pleasant. Poetry Dates is that pleasant thing, the latest release from Pau Roca/RJ …
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Meet Las Sultanas: Garage Odalisques on Absinthe [ESP]

Née: Ana Sultana, Sandra Sultana, Irene Sultana, Berta Sultana, and Julia Sultana Raíces: Alicante, Spain Sounds like: Mediterranean garage rock played by royal odalisques on acid You should listen to Las Sultanas …
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Listen: No Fucks' "Summer Sun" [ESP]

No Fucks’ “Vegetal Tropical” was one of my favorite songs of 2013, even though it, sadly, did not make the Remezcla end-of-year cut. But I listened to it way more than the …
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Video: Russian Red's "Casper" [ESP]

You wanted more, so she gave you more. Here's Russian Red's video for her latest, "Casper," which follows the pill-popping femme fatale as she slips in and out of seedy fantasy/reality.
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Listen: I Am Dive’s “Plane Window” [ESP]

If anyone ever tells you that the sun shines brightly all over Spain, believe them! The sun doesn’t usually set until around 10 p.m. and rises early, giving most of the country …
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Listen: Russian Red’s new song "Casper" [ESP]

Russian Red (aka Lourdes Hernández) has been touted as the Spanish Feist, but on her latest single “Casper,” from upcoming album Agent Cooper she channels many other chanteuses, like Tori Amos, Jehnny …
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Meet Berlina, Another Cohort of Spanish Shoegazers [ESP]

Né(e): Sergio Amor, Alfonso Herrero, Sylvain Bertelli, José Gutiérrez Raíces: Madrid and Ávila Sounds Like…more of that '80s shoegaze revival stuff! You should listen to Berlina because…the other 983,459,834,654 shoegaze/nu-gaze bands from Spain weren’t enough. I …
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Meet Lasers: Barcelona's Smooth House Churners [ESP]

Né(e): Charly, Alex and Iván Raíces: Barcelona Sounds Like…Hot Chip, Caribou, Chicago house, Daft Punk, Gui Borrato, and the unparalleled resilience of Frankie Knuckles’ sets You should listen to Lasers because…their hard-driving beats and …
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