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Alla

Mexican-American sound voyagers Allá have forged a distinctive sound encompassing some of their favourite styles of music from the last four decades: from German Krautrock experiments, Motown flourishes, Brazilian Tropicalia, and cosmic jazz to the symphonic sixties pop of Brian Wilson and Phil Spector

Based in Chicago, Allá consists of Jorge Ledezma (production, guitars, keyboards), Angel Ledezma (drums, percussion) and Lupe Martinez (lead vocals, guitar).

In Spanish, "Allá" means "over there", and is the word used by Chicanos when talking about their parents' homeland… and by Mexicans when talking about… the USA! The very ambiguity of the word perfectly represent how Jorge, Lupe and Angel feel: they truly are Allá people, neither totally here nor there

Press Quotes

"The Chicano Portishead… Shiny, summery… recall the retro-futurism of Stereolab… spookier instrumentals suggest Can or Faust. Throughout, Lupe Martinez's voice provides a constantly hypnotic feature"  (Uncut)

"Allá sound like the Cocteau Twins at a cocktail lounge on an Acapulco cruise ship... hints of Stereolab and Tortoise... sumptuous, exotic vibe" (Spin)

"This is an artist's rendering of heaven on earth. It's bliss and togetherness and absolutely perfect weather, now and forever".  (Fluxblog)

"Allá updates Brazilian tropicalia for the bilingual post-rock set." (Time Out Chicago)

"The trio's globally savvy pop embraces not just their Mexican heritage, but immaculate Swedish pop, Brazilian Tropicalia, Krautrock, and Chicago's post-rock scene. Just as creative as it is sophisticated".  (All Music Blog)

"The hypnotic title track underlines the band's declared love of Krautrock, while Golpes del Sol sounds like a subtle tribute to Brian Wilson… an interesting instrumental interlude shows a more adventurous, psychedelic post-rock side" (BBC.co.uk)

"Chicago is the city with the third-biggest Latino population in the U.S., but 'Es Tiempo' imagines it as an even more cosmopolitan city of the future"  (Pitchfork)

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