Despierta: Triángulo de Amor Bizarro, Rock Messiahs

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In this new Remezcla Música feature, we’ll introduce you to something to wake up for: some locally-known, but internationally-ignored noise makers. We’ll analyze their awesomeness (according to nosotros) and wonder WHY they’re relegated to collective zzz’s across the board. In today’s installment of Despierta, we spotlight Triángulo de Amor Bizarro, the Spanish rock Messiahs, worthy if not slept-on giants.

Only two albums out, but you listen to Triángulo de Amor Bizarro and you sense age. It’s like they’ve been around since the heyday of rock, when rock was the harsher rock, more so than our indie ears have been accustomed to in the past decade. Their music is violent, a guttural bawdiness that fleshes out concisely in their nine-track sophomore outing, Año Santo.

There’s a sense of the clandestine when you sneak away to listen to Año Santo, like you’re not supposed to be enjoying it so much, like you’d get in trouble at sleepaway Jesus camp for even indulging in its badassitude. Triángulo de Amor Bizarro is a band that can usher in a new era of pop culture, much like rock and metal did in the disco demolition days of the late ’70s and early ’80s. Not to say the state of music is comparable to disco. By no means. It’s just…a little…sissy, that’s all. And Triángulo has that brashness and verisimilitude in their sound (with elements of shoegaze, speed metal, and touches of Joy Division) to bring about new times in music.

One song that has all these elements realized is “Amigos del Género Humano,” the second single off Año Santo, after the debut “De la monarquía a la criptocracia,” #6 on our Best Tracks of 2010 list (video below). It’s a head banger with a catchy pop sheen that will make you hope and pray for the Triángulo de Amor Bizarro era to reign. Viva TAB!

Download Triángulo de Amor Bizarro’s “Amigos del Género Humano” HERE to start the revolution.