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Shakira (feat. Maluma) -
2016-11-07 23:24
Andrew Casillas said it best when he rejected the notion of Shakira as Latin America's Prince and relegated her to the category of Latin America’s Jay-Z cemented by the catastrophic fi… Read More
Balún -
2016-09-10 02:22
Balún is a band from Puerto Rico with an acute sense of creating ethereal moments of the sad kind. Could the tropigoth tagline apply? As sunset approaches on the Summer of Love 2016 (… Read More
MULA -
2016-08-26 04:34
Dominican trio MULA arrived last year with one of the most fascinating pop projects we had heard in awhile. The self-titled album was a free spirited exercise in genre fusion. Caribbean rhyt… Read More
Felipe Neiva -
2016-08-09 03:09
For years Carioca netlabel Transfusão Noise Records has been the name behind Brazil’s most unique noise-revivalist, punk, and lo-fi albums. The catalogue is still going strong… Read More
2016-08-06 02:40
A photo posted by Marineros (@omarineros) on May 20, 2016 at 5:34pm PDT"Torbellino" dropped quietly just days before Club Fonograma's unforgettable encounter with Marineros in Chicago. Our f… Read More
Helado Negro -
2016-08-05 01:37
"Leopard garden / walk backwards / like you with me before." Helado Negro's newest track, "Runaround," delivers this syntactical blow engulfed in heat energy and molecular tension. Seco… Read More
2016-08-02 14:52
Playa Gótica’s first entry was a seismic breakup song that went unrivaled by anything else out of the pop Iberosphere in 2015. If Ana Gabriel wrote a track with the gothic icon… Read More
Club Fonograma X Ruido Fest 2016
2016-07-05 15:29
dënver 😱A photo posted by Dani 👁👁 (@_badgaldani) on Jul 10, 2015 at 5:59pm PDTClub Fonograma has been invited back to Ruido Fest for the 2016 edition of Chicago'… Read More
2016-06-07 00:38
Piyama Party’s glorious shoegaze waltz “Paz Mundial” opened Álbum De Oro with the kind of serenity and wisdom reserved for album closers. Luis Angel Martíne… Read More
2016-05-14 04:00
A photo posted by @ivyqueendiva on Apr 1, 2016 at 5:43pm PDTIvy Queen's 2016 return is buzz worthy by its own merit, but these are no ordinary times for Ivy Queen to release a single. Javi… Read More
2016-05-12 11:55
Small titties, big bellies, the allure of cannabis, gold chains, sweat pants and a Blues Clue's sample in the hood. Destiny AKA Princess Nokia AKA A Stripper Named Equality, AKA Wavy Spice i… Read More
2016-05-11 05:52
Donna Summer playing at Sofia Moreno's apartment in PilsenIt was late April in Chicago and the entire world was collapsing as islands of opulence exerted their methods of social control acro… Read More
2016-05-10 17:24
Does Babasónicos still matter? Do we need another melodious ballad in which Andrián Dárgelos displays all his lyricism ability? In the rather desolated mainstream Argen… Read More
Nite Jewel -
2016-05-03 17:21
It’s been quite the wait since 2012's One Second of Love, but Nite Jewel, aka Ramona Gonzalez, has finally returned. The second taste from the upcoming LP Liquid Cool (we were a bit la… Read More
2016-05-02 04:35
Kali Mutsa’s first LP Souvenance was like being stabbed with an epipen for your allergies to twee folk strumming. Nearly every song felt like the heroin shooting scenes in Requiem for… Read More
2016-04-27 01:30
As far as poetic contributions are concerned, Cristobal Briceño postures as the leader of the pack in Chilean pop. This is true despite the fact that Ases Falsos are actually the cont… Read More
Alex Anwandter - Amiga
2016-04-20 03:21
Amiga, Alex AnwandterNacional Records, ChileRating: 90By Zé GarciaClub Fonograma first began transmitting communiques about the (nominal) pop insurrection sometime in October 201… Read More
2016-04-08 16:36
I initially discovered Josué Josué through his quiet and eerily spun verses on Matilda Manzana's 2011 deep cut, "Hola holograma." His flow was sharp and focused, yet charmingly… Read More
2016-04-08 16:36
I initially discovered Josué Josué through his quiet and eerily spun verses on Matilda Manzana's 2011 deep cut, "Hola holograma." His flow was sharp and focused, yet charmingly… Read More
Maria Usbeck - “Moai Y Yo”
2016-03-29 15:06
Photo credit: Holland BrownMaria Usbeck, former lead singer of the band Selebrities, dropped “Moai Y Yo” via The FADER last night, which then immediately had us wondering: W… Read More
AJ Dávila -
2016-03-28 22:51
"Clearer light, darker darkness... It is impossible to properly appreciate the light without knowing darkness" (Jean-Paul Sartre).The transition from darkness to light happens often in one&r&hell…Read More
AJ Dávila -
2016-03-28 22:51
"Clearer light, darker darkness... It is impossible to properly appreciate the light without knowing darkness" (Jean-Paul Sartre).The transition from darkness to light happens often in one&r&hell…Read More
Las Olas - Canciones Para Mis Amigxs
2016-03-26 18:51
Canciones Para Mis Amigxs (EP), Las OlasPiloto Records, ChileRating: 75by Giovanni GuillénLas Olas is a four-piece noise-pop band based in Santiago de Chile. They actually styliz… Read More
El Guincho - HiperAsia
2016-03-25 01:16
HiperAsia, El GuinchoCanada/Nacional Records, SpainRating: 80by Zé GarciaIf you’re not seeing the entertainment purpose of HiperAsia you might legit just not have the prope… Read More
2016-03-17 18:16
Photo by Ruthie Titus @ruthtitusPart 2 of our conversion with Lido Pimienta. Click HERE to revisit the first part and stream her newest single, "Agua." ***Souad Martin-Saoudi:&nbsp&hell…Read More
2016-03-15 14:33
Empress Of has shared "Woman Is a Word" as a b-side to last year’s excellent Me. Here producer Lorely Rodríguez hits all the thematic checkpoints from her debut, blending person… Read More
2016-03-12 03:12
A few days ago, Club Fonograma had the privilege of interviewing Julieta Venegas for the second time. Once again, we dispatched “the World’s First Julieta Venegas Scholar”… Read More
2016-03-10 01:19
Last year's lo-fi revelation Campo dos Sonhos from Brazilian composer and one-man-band Felipe Oliveira (Gaax) continues to attract repeated listens. Oliveira filled his record with a number… Read More
2016-03-07 04:44
Photo by Rebecca StormWell, I'm only two months late. It took me some time to get over the fact that this once-Montreal-based outfit, comprised of Chris Vargas on vocals and Tobias Rochman o… Read More
2016-03-04 16:32
We introduced Coral Casino last year with descriptives that avoided a clear image of their sound. The solemn beauty of “Kendall Jenner” was fascinating, but where was this headed… Read More
2016-02-19 16:27
Jóvenes Adultos brings together former Little Ethiopia players Santi and Sebas as well as Charly from Cementerio de Mascotas. Although the trio has barely begun booking shows in Mexic… Read More
2016-02-19 16:27
Jóvenes Adultos brings together former Little Ethiopia players Santi and Sebas as well as Charly from Cementerio de Mascotas. Although the trio has barely begun booking shows in Mexic… Read More
2016-02-18 16:27
Soluciones temporales, AblusionPiloto Records, ChileRating: 74by Giovanni GuillénChile’s reputation to outsiders as a pop paradise gave the country a one-sided spotlight. T… Read More
2016-02-17 05:22
No longer the sage newcomer from Diagrama de Ben or even the more mature La Luna, Luciana Tagliapietra readies a new chapter in her career as one of Argentina's most soulful voices. Returnin… Read More
2016-02-14 05:50
Photo by Carmen TrianaFresh off the release of her First Words EP, Ela Minus is already back with an upcoming extended play titled Grow. In a statement to The FADER, singer Gabriela Jimeno r… Read More
2016-02-12 04:51
“It's a pleasure to share one's memories. Everything remembered is dear, endearing, touching, precious. At least the past is safe - though we didn't know it at the time. We know it now… Read More
2016-02-11 12:39
"I have had self esteem issues for many years and now that I'm in my 30s I'm just really fucking feeling myself," Maluca confessed to V Magazine earlier this year: "I wrote ["MALA"] as a way… Read More
2016-02-10 05:33
Spain is already well-represented in many categories of breakout acts, but Da Souza’s youthful vigor has landed them a special place on our radar. The boys from Mallorca return with &l&hell…Read More
2016-02-09 16:34
With a spot on Festival NRMAL's 2016 lineup and her inclusion on Ornamento Inútil (vol. 26 of el amarillo's compilation series), it was only a matter of time for Ela Minus to appear o… Read More
2016-02-09 05:07
Summer 2012 was my first trip to Mexico City. My second night out in el DF writer Enrique Coyotzi (now editor at Panamérika) took me to a María y José/Los Macuanos show… Read More
2016-02-05 00:47
When talking about tropicalia-pop band from Spain Extraperlo, we always come to the point of citing them as one of the few bands that with each release expands their own palette. As our dear… Read More
2016-02-03 22:30
With its casio string arrangements and malleable time signatures, “This is I” hardly fitted in with the rest of Who Me?. Far from being boring, though, the lyrically contemplativ… Read More
2016-02-02 02:28
Two years after the release of his debut solo LP, material. – and several months following the launch of his dance <3 EP under his Cheap Talk moniker as well as the ambient/drone Us… Read More
2015-12-23 02:41
Mutant, ArcaMute, USA/VenezuelaRating: 78by Zé GarciaRemember the nightbus trend that was first articulated in 2009-2010? It was cinematic twilight: arousing, dejected, and demented… Read More
2015-12-21 06:34
Ibiza Pareo, Ibiza PareoGeiser Discos, ArgentinaRating: 80by Zé GarciaSand, water, heat, jungle. These are the words that illustrated an emerging band from Argentina still i… Read More
2015-12-15 16:02
Two months after releasing “Nunca vienes a mi casa,” a Chicago house-influenced banger, Adrianigual brings us his idiosyncratic and modernistic vision of Rhythm & Blues with… Read More
2015-12-08 05:57
Oceanic 90s psychedelia, pineapples, Internet Explorer icons, dolphins & the symbol of eternal life (the Ankh) adorn "Luces de Verano" by Fakuta, the Chilean space pop prophet who channe… Read More
2015-12-07 05:51
It’s been a minute since we’ve had Odio París in our lives. To be exact, 2011, when they delivered one of the strongest debut LPs of the decade. They’ve recently ret… Read More
2015-11-25 04:46
Marcela Vale aka Mahmundi is back. For anyone unfamiliar, the Brazilian artist first became to known us in 2013 as a rising talent with a promising, eclectic career. She returns now with a s… Read More
2015-11-24 01:54
Tijuana's MINT FIELD come with very few words on "Petty Box." Their brief observations sound ripped from a teen movie to which the song’s sinister, psychedelic riffing could easily fit… Read More
2015-11-22 23:13
Pesi The Mixtape, PESIIndependiente, SpainRating: 75by Giovanni GuillénRecently our blogger friends at Tacón De Oro have jokingly (but kind of seriously) become ambassador… Read More
2015-11-18 02:12
Argentine vapor/chillwave/synth entrepreneurs Coral Casino released the very intriguing $lytherin mixtape early this year with little to no attention from the blogs. And in all honesty, how… Read More
2015-11-12 16:12
We’ve long been aware of Silva’s universal appeal and star quality. Grandiosity is not a hard sell if you are earnest and selective (e.g. not cheesy) in the approach. Silva has a… Read More
2015-11-12 02:23
I'll just say now what I never got to say last year: David Sánchez aka Turning Torso is a genius. The fact that his releases rarely conform to our pop sphere of coverage should not di… Read More
2015-11-10 15:44
Days before we were approached by Bairoa (born Luis Valentin from Borinken) to premiere "Sumersión", I wanted to bring you his demo edit for "Sixteen Candles", a lo-fi R&B gem tha… Read More
2015-11-09 03:31
VEGA INTL. Night School, Neon IndianTransgressive / Mom & Pop, USARating: 85by Sam RodgersThe middle of VEGA INTL. Night School, the seven and a half minutes of "Slumlord" and… Read More
2015-11-05 06:24
Arca is back. But somehow it feels like he never left. Our Club Fonograma staff picks usually take years to germinate between album cycles, so the fact that Mutant will drop a little more th… Read More
2015-10-19 20:07
Photo: Mathieu Foucherby Glòria GusoCatalan teen band Mourn came to Paris last summer to play at the opening party of French festival La Route du Rock. Ever since I first li… Read More
2015-10-14 05:50
Sangre Cita, DënverPrecordillera, ChileRating: 93by Zé GarciaPop chicloso is what Mariana Montenegro indicated in the days before the release of Sangre Cita, as we wer… Read More
2015-10-10 03:08
Like most of us when we were kids, Karen Freire grew up in a house where soap operas were televised all the time. The María's trilogy starring Thalía, Rebelde, Muñeca Br… Read More
2006-06-07 11:16
Unless you’re Rodrigo Maceira (from Si No Puedo Bailar/Gente Que Viene) or Andres Murillo (Sr. Amable), chances are you have a love/hate relationship with 107 Faunos. Although we&rsquo&hell…Read More
2006-06-07 11:16
Shakira, ShakiraRCA, ColombiaRating: 67by Andrew Casillas Until fairly recently, I considered Shakira to be the closest thing Latin American would have to “our” Prince. Each… Read More
2006-06-07 11:16
In 2010, Las Robertas released Cry Out Loud, an album that exemplified meticulous care of noise rock and dream fuzz. Hailing from Costa Rica, Las Robertas had a tenacious exposure not only i… Read More

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