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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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