Loyal Lobos is the US based project of the Colombian melancholic-rock creator Andrea Silva.
Prior to going anywhere near the output of Loyal Lobos do ensure you have a handkerchief to hand to wipe away the tears which will spill from the eyes.
The most recent track to surface – Dirt – commences with spaced notes of guitar which is soon cloaked by a slow-stepping and loosely sprung snare drum that instantly provides a sad countenance to the track, prior to the accompaniment of the fragile, breaking, vocal before gradually building in to a wash of intensity that ebbs and flows through a composition which contemplates of the nature of destructive relationships that, by their very nature, predominately consist of short rising highs that are immediately followed by lengthy deep troughs of despair prior to finally and inevitably collapsing in to self-extirpation.
Back in February they made contact, sadly as is often the case this slipped through the net until now, though with fortune this month they have released their eponymous LP – an eight track album of pumping rock”roll that pulses through the speakers to combinations of punchy percussion, fleet of foot guitar, power-drive bass and superlative vocals finding the listener searching out a faded leather jacket and a whisky bottle.
La Muérgana is an urban-salsa nonet from Colombia.
Sometimes nine players isn’t enough and more join in the fray as La Muérgana deliver their music that reflects of an update to the traditions of Salsa whilst contemplating the complex negotiations and negations of day to day life.
A live version of the – as yet – unreleased La Muerte.