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Velorio

By Matt Munoz, Bakotopia Editor
Posted by matt Wed Aug 12, 2009 17:50:53 PDT
http://www.bakotopia.com/home/ViewPost/108590

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Change has been good for Velorio.

Just a year ago, the Bakersfield quintet was being watched on international TV after winning SiTV’s ‘Jammin’ online band battle, and making it to the finals broadcast.

Although the band lost to a group described as another “future pop music casualty”, it was probably better that Velorio took home the consolation prize. We all know what happens to artists who ultimately win those type of competitions…Bye-bye…

Like most new bands making a big impression in high-profile places early in their careers, Velorio took the experience and immediately planned their next moves - write, tour, and record.

Where their ’07 debut EP stuck safely to experimental Latin roots, Velorio’s new offering takes big steps both musically and lyrically.

Starting with the opening track, “Nunca Cambiaras” (Never Change,) to “Lights, Camera, Dissastifaction”, a tune that would make Incubus raise a shot glass, onto “El Velorio”, that harkens memories of Woodstock. From beginning to end - this CD will make you light another.

As the world’s 'roc en espanol' scene seems to be taking a creative siesta by trying to imitate their U.S. idols, Velorio’s music reminds you of why you still wear your old Caifanes T-shirt. You can’t bring back the dead, but you can rest assured that within the armies of bands spinning their wheels – there is hope in the Valle Central.

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