Bomba EstÃ©reo Deliver Electrifying Sets At Vive Latino & Sxsw
Colombia’s Most Exciting Band Readies New Album With Producer Ricky Reed
One of the most progressive acts to emerge from Colombia, Bomba EstÃ©reo is taking the music world by storm in 2015. The band fronted by singer Liliana Saumet and multi-instrumentalist Simon MejÃa has been busy putting the finishing touches on theirnew album – due June 2 – while performing at key music festivals in the United States and abroad.
On March 13, they rocked the Vive Latino stage in Mexico City, followed by three electrifying sets at SXSW (Radio Day Stage, Pop Montreal Showcase, and SBS Showcase on March 18, 19, and 20, respectively). Bomba EstÃ©reo is no stranger to music festivals, having traversed the globe to play at Roskilde,Â Bonnaroo, Coachella, Austin City Limits, Lollapalooza, Outside Lands, Vive Latino, Estereopicnic, Rock al Parque, Glastonbury, among many others.
First single “Fiesta,” released March 10th, is a party anthem dripping with bass and champeta rhythms – an homage to the carnivals of their native Colombia. Ricky Reed of the Oakland hip-hop/pop collective Wallpaper produced the track, in addition to the rest of the 10-track album.
SimÃ³n teases what fans can expect from Bomba’s upcoming studio album (their fourth): “The band is known for the fusion of tropical music with other sounds. What we wanted to do now was change the color scheme a bit while keeping the essence of that Bomba EstÃ©reo sound. It’s a more electronic-sounding album, with more sung melodies, and a more global approach.”
To celebrate the release of their new album, Bomba EstÃ©reo will play a show on June 6 at The Fonda Theatre in Los Angeles, the city in which they recorded a big part of the album with Reed.The band will be supporting the album throughout the year with tour dates in Latin America, Europe, and United States to be announced soon.
Tickets on sale for The Fonda Theatre presentation at: http://bit.ly/1EJBuEz