Née: Funky surfers Yuke, Miguel, Gugo, and Vanjo
Raíces: The exotic beaches of San Juan, Puerto Rico (or at least that’s what they want you to think).
Sounds like: Instrumental rock with big, wavy riffs and a hint of funk.
You should listen to Los Bronson because…they provide a fresh, groovy alternative to slam dancing garage.
Garage rock is often characterized by fast rhythms, dirty guitar sounds, and devil-may-care attitudes. Los Bronson, on the other hand, are more interested in moving at a different pace. The band nods to pre-rock icons like Santo and Johnny, while covering instrumental surf rock classics like “Walk Don’t Run” by the Ventures. The results is loungey music for funky dancing, rather than stage diving and moshing, which should be welcome for those looking for an easier time in between sets at CLIF.
Their self-titled album and SoundCloud loosies hearken to a different era, but they bring their own spin to the proceedings, giving their music an atemporal quality. If you dig songs like “Tequila,” you’re in for an amazing treat.
Check out rehearsal footage below, filmed at Casa Fantasmes for the upcoming CLIF Festival. Don’t forget, we’re having a ticket giveaway.
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Get to know some of our favorite acts performing at CLIF this year by previewing them with Remezcla & Apple Music.