15th Annual Latin Alternative Music Conference (LAMC) Celebrates AJ Davila (Puerto Rico) and El MatÃ³ A Un PolicÃa Motorizado (Argentina) As This Yearâ€™s â€˜Artist Discoveryâ€™ Award Winners
El MatÃ³ a un PolicÃa Motorizado WillÂ ReleaseÂ USA debut Album â€˜La DinastÃa Scorpioâ€™Â on July 29th
AJ Davilaâ€™s Debut Solo Album ‘Terror Amor’ Released With Heavy Buzz From Pitchfork, Spin, Vice, NPR, KEXP, KCRW And MoreÂ
The 15th annualÂ Latin Alternative Music Conference (LAMC) has announced two winners for this yearâ€™s â€˜Artist Discoveryâ€™ award: AJÂ Davila and El MatÃ³ a un PolicÃa Motorizado.
On Wednesday, El MatÃ³ a un PolicÃa Motorizado received the award at the LAMC Indie Showcase at the MercuryÂ Lounge, and AJ Davila andÂ will be presented with the award on Friday July 11th at the annual LAMC showcase at the Gramercy Theatre.
Previous LAMC “Artist Discovery” winners include Kinky, Carla Morrison, Astro and Los Rakas, providing a springboard into established careers. Referred to as the “Sundance of Latin music”, the LAMC serves as a continuous indicator of what is up and coming.
As part of their win, both bands received a VIP prize package including high-end gifts from Gibson Brands, Ultimate Ears, AT&T, Microsoft, Google and Shure.
Indie rock band El MatÃ³ a un PolicÃa Motorizado will release their US debut LaÂ DinastÃa Scorpio on July 29th, with upcoming USA tour dates in California and New York. With an artfully sweet lo-fi sound, El MatÃ³ a un PolicÃa Motorizado conjures melodic noise rock reminiscent of Pavement and Guided by Voices.
AJÂ Davila (lead singer of the acclaimed garage rock band Davila 666)Â recently released his debut solo album ‘Terror Amor‘ to heavy buzz, with glowing reviews at Pitchfork, Spin, Vice, NPR, Brooklyn Vegan, KEXP, MTV Iggy and more. Featuring collaborations with Cole Alexander (Black Lips) and Sergio Rotman (Los Fabulosos Cadillacs), â€˜Terror Amorâ€™Â brings together the guitar-fuzz of â€˜60s garage, the raw energy of 70â€™s punk and the irrepressibly catchy choruses of 80s pop.
The 15th annual LAMC has been yet another exciting year. With more than 1,250 attendees and 25,000 concert fans, the conference provides networking opportunities with the genreâ€™s leading artists, entrepreneurs, journalists, marketers, managers and programmers, in addition to the LAMC concerts and showcases across New York City.