Bands and groups are always pitching us, letting us know about their new music (which we will always welcome). And while we tend to stay away from pitches by bigger, more established groups, we love getting pitches from up-and-coming bands who are creating fantastic indie music.
Such is the case of Austin’s Como Las Movies and its distinct sound. Traditional labels do little to describe “Una Vuelta Más,” the group’s new single. Alterantively trippy might work, and we say that with much love. The single, along with the lotería-infused continual shot of fellow band members showing up on the screen, brings us back to a time that may or may not be Emo or New Wave or Son Jarocho. We might be just hearing a new sound (a Nuevo Wave) that mashes it all together to make it all feel like the most normal thing ever.
Como Los Movies is a band for the world we grew up in: where The Cure could coexist with Soda Estereo, where cumbia was just as common as Depeche Mode.
You decide for yourself, but as for us: we are all in.
Como Las Movies describes itself as “a contemporary synth-cumbia quartet from Austin led by chief songwriter Nelson Valente Aguilar,” who grew up in McAllen. Valente Aguilar also plays the synth, guitar and jarana. The rest of the band are Rene Chavez (vocals, guitar), The Jaguar (Bass), and Alfredo Rios (percussion, drums, sampler). The Austin Chronicle gave the group a “Best Latin Band” nomination in 2019.
For more about the band, check them out here.