Release Date: 13 November 2015
Format: LP Vinyl
|Vuelveteloca Pantera Limited Vinyl LP
Vuelveteloca releases its fourth album Pantera (BYM-038) on Friday March 20 at a secret location in the middle of the Providencia district in Chile. Being one of the first bands to form the BYM Records label in mid-2000, their first performances of punk rock filled the Mist Club several times, being a spearhead of the incipient stage for bands like Föllakzoid and La Hell Gang. While their style can be defined more into the alternative rock than other BYM bands, there are shared references that include The Dandy Warhols, The Warlocks and Wooden Shjips, among others. After these 4 albums on the label, the band has been invited to participate in the Liverpool Psych Fest 2015 as part of BYM Records showcase that will take part on the festival, which finally position the band as one of the stalwarts of the label
It’s interesting the developments that Vuelveteloca has taken since its founding nearly 10 years ago. When presenting their fourth LP, practically the only remaining that are left from that era are energy and good connection between pals De Iruarrizaga and Tomas Olivos, the founders and permanent members, carrying the flag of the band all these years. And while they continue to reinforce that connection, the band has managed to remade themselves dealing with their past adding the artwork of their former vocalist Gonzalo Laguna and in music going back to the garage sounds of the first album (BYM001). In that sense it’s necessary to recognize the contribution of drummer Juan Manuel Gili from Días de Calor, adding rhythm and cadence to the work of the guitars and vocals.
Pantera's a good look in hindsight maybe Vuelveteloca has done this almost decade of playing together. Fortunately dance rhythms that pay tribute to the Stone Roses and Primal Scream were maintained in this new incarnation, but more nuanced, increasingly giving way to what many seek and not all are: self-identity. Perhaps the only sin is that the quartet has not yet taken the leap earned abroad that have actually achieved some of their label mates. And if that is the goal set, then Pantera is probably the most complete argument presented to achieve. With Pantera, Vuelveteloca's fourth album, the band manages to highlight and exploit its best attributes for a strong sound, coherent with their past and yet new. The 9 songs that make the record are able to combine passages of dark and heavy rock, agile rhythms and pop melodies in a space rock roller-coaster, redefining the party-rave vibe of the previous albums. The fuzzy guitars drives the sound better through an acid kaleidoscope, unleashing its full power and fury while leaving room for some vocal and synth arrangements. Influenced by Neil Young & Crazy Horse, Rain Parade and 13 from Blur, Vuelveteloca proposes a powerful and round rock, a true reflection of the band's live shows, keeping the suspense and attention to the last song.
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