Los Punsetes are enjoying a lot of attention in Spain, a breakthrough brand that is already being compared with Spain’s greatest contemporary rock band Los Planetas. They gave away their first LP for free at their website, becoming a huge hit right away. Truth is, they are far away from convincing, and I found their album at times middling but mostly obnoxious and hypnotic. There is however one of the great singles of the year, “Dos Policias” is truly a fun and cartoonish political rock song and probably the biggest hit in Spain’s indie radio stations. It’s more hype than actual quality, but it will be interesting to see where the band is heading, perhaps I’m misunderstanding their music (it wouldn’t be the first time), everybody seems to love them.