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Listen: I Am Dive’s “Plane Window” [ESP]

If anyone ever tells you that the sun shines brightly all over Spain, believe them! The sun doesn’t usually set until around 10 p.m. and rises early, giving most of the country …
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Listen: Russian Red’s new song "Casper" [ESP]

Russian Red (aka Lourdes Hernández) has been touted as the Spanish Feist, but on her latest single “Casper,” from upcoming album Agent Cooper she channels many other chanteuses, like Tori Amos, Jehnny …
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Meet Berlina, Another Cohort of Spanish Shoegazers [ESP]

Né(e): Sergio Amor, Alfonso Herrero, Sylvain Bertelli, José Gutiérrez Raíces: Madrid and Ávila Sounds Like…more of that '80s shoegaze revival stuff! You should listen to Berlina because…the other 983,459,834,654 shoegaze/nu-gaze bands from Spain weren’t enough. I …
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Meet Lasers: Barcelona's Smooth House Churners [ESP]

Né(e): Charly, Alex and Iván Raíces: Barcelona Sounds Like…Hot Chip, Caribou, Chicago house, Daft Punk, Gui Borrato, and the unparalleled resilience of Frankie Knuckles’ sets You should listen to Lasers because…their hard-driving beats and …
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Video: Monstruobot’s “Miramos A La Muerte” [ESP]

The Spanish music scene’s love for all things post-punk/new wave extends into its territories. Monstruobot from The Canary Islands (would that be Canary Islander?) recently released their first new track in what …
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Listen: BFlecha's "A Marte" [ESP]

We’ve praised BFlecha on this site before and we’ll continue to do it as long as she churns out material like this. Her latest βeta advance is “A Marte” and it’s a …
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Free Download: Celica XX's "Amelia" [ESP]

The people over at Celica XX have a lot on their minds. That must be why their singles are L-O-N-G. “Amelia” is the second track from the Madrid band to surface on …
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Free Download: Lucrecia Dalt's "Mirage" [ESP]

Lucrecia Dalt’s music doesn’t fit neatly into any little box. It’s the type of music that happens, it exists. It’s music that either sores or simmers. “Mirage,” her new track, is definitely …
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Listen: Franc3s' "El sentido de la lucha" [ESP]

Franc3s’ “El sentido de la lucha” is a eulogy of sorts to graphic designer Alberto Gende, who succumbed to cancer in 2012. On October 11th he would’ve turned 41, so his friends—Franc3s, …
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Video: Sharif's "Credo" ft. Alba [ESP]

I mistakenly disregarded this video when it first came out, assuming it was some religious thing. The name of the song, the chorus, the unfamiliar MC rapping in front of a church, …
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Video: El Pardo's "La Hoguera de San Jerónimo" [ESP]

El Pardo continues on the path of truly political punk with their second single/video from their two-track demo, El Progreso. “La Hoguera de San Jerónimo” moves differently than “Las Clases Ociosas” (its …
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Video: Enrique Bunbury's "Despierta" [ESP]

Bunbury fans, rejoice! Enrique Bunbury’s latest is called “Despierta” (off the upcoming PALOSANTO) and here’s its video directed by Alexis Morante. It looks to be set in Tatooine after the apocalypse and …
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Video: Murciano Total's "El Rey Caníbal"

You guys, Murciano Total are really really great. You should all give them a chance now so when their inevitably good new album comes out next year on El Genio Equivocado you …
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Meet Rusos Blancos, Somber Lovers [ESP]

Née: Manuel Rodríguez, Iván Jávega, Laura Prieto, Elisa Pérez, Javier Carrasco, Javier Monserrat, Pablo Magariños Raíces: Madrid, Aspe, and Torrelavega Sounds Like: The Magnetic Fields hanging out with Belle & Sebastian in …
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Video: Morenas' "Mírala" [ESP]

It’s hard for me to get that excited these days about another noise/punk/post-punk band from Spain. There are so many who do it so well (e.g. No Fucks, Triángulo de Amor Bizarro, …
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Exclusive Listen: Las Ruinas' Jenny EP [ESP]

Barcelona lo-fi trio Las Ruinas came out with their fast-and-furious third LP last year titled Groarrr! (2012, El Genio Equivocado). The band had way more output than the 14 songs that ended …
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Video: El Pardo's "Las Clases Ociosas" [ESP]

El Pardo has a one-way ticket to our end-of-the-year Best of lists thanks to the aggressively political “Las Clases Ociosas.” The Raúl-Querido-fronted super group (backed by members of Despotismo Ilustrado, Tigres Leones, …
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