One of my favorite finds this year is Rey Pila. Think a cross between Sparks and The Presets with a splash of Interpol for good measure. Their latest release, ‘Let it Burn‘, which was produced by Dave Sitek (TV On the Radio), is my favorite track from them thus far. However Disciples IV is a very close second.
Rey Pila is a four-piece band from Mexico City. Rey Pila translates to ‘King Battery’.
Here is a track from the Sparks:
Here is a track from The Presets:
Rey Pila Disciples IV:
Rey Pila – Anxious
Think a cross between Death Cab for Cutie and LCD Soundsystem and you land pretty near to this new releases from Welcome Center. This number has expressive vocals, rocking drums and synth elements. Dig that plucky bassline and Jesse Smiths’ voice riding high over it. Welcome Center is Jesse Smith and Aaron Sternick.
Tropical flavor on this track from Rangleklods (aka Esben Nørskov Andersen). It’s a happy sunny day track with a bit of melancholy in the lyrics and vocals. The song fuses tropical beats, pop melodies and a house groove in the chorus.
Another stand out track is the 2011 release ‘Young and Dumb’