Juan Son



By now pretty much everyone is aware of my admiration towards Porter; it seriously was the best new band in our circuit. It was devastating to see them performing so weak at Coachella ’08, the rumors had been babbling everywhere about a crash of attitudes among the band’s members. So I guess their separation is accurate, but still heartbreaking. Donde Pastan Los Ponys EP was orgasmic and Atemahawke simply the most underrated jewel of 2007. The leader of the band Juan Son was always the center of Porter, and it seems that he’ll go even more psychedelic with his solo project. We saw him shine in Julieta Venegas’ multi-Latin Grammy winner MTV Unplugged on the song “De Mis Pasos”, which should help him with his internationalization. Mermaid Sashimi will be released in a few months and it is already getting attention, he belongs to a line of radical artists approaching their music in layers, one that includes my favorite Latino acts such as Juana Molina, Robi Draco Rosa and El Guincho. He released an awesome single tilted “Nada” (again, material from La Rocola #6) in which the separation from what he did with Porter is undeniable, but still great. The songs available at his MySpace won’t be part of his solo debut album, but they are marvelous pieces that say nothing and everything, again don’t try to catch what he is saying, it is pure emotional, if you’ve follow the blog you should know by now that to me lyrics are not too important. I’m including the demos for “Las Hadas” and “Iceberg”, best of the year material, too bad he didn’t release them at least in EP format.

10 comments :

Juanjok said...
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Anonymous said...

WOW... this is hot! I heard this at HYPEM and run over here for this thing, is he like hiding under a stone?

Aldo Alvarez said...

Indeed, they just separated. Apparently the relationship of Juan Son with the rest of the band wasn't really good. Rumors spread quickly here in Guadalajara. Juan used to study in my college, ITESO. Architecture, same as me. I saw him several times and I thought "wow, that's a wicked hair". Months later, Porter's fame started. He left school. Great band, I believe. I like what he's doing solo as well.

I really like his MGMTish look, btw.

Jenn Carmona said...

Carlos! What's up?

Anonymous said...

awesome

jean-stephane said...

"ICEBERG" es fabulosa, there's also one called "MARIA" that I found on youtube, and it's great too.

Anonymous said...

i love juan son and porter was a great band..too bad they separated but juan son will do good on his own because he is a great artist, has a lot of talent, and his lyrics are awesome and sometimes weird but they're great.....i love him...i can't wait for "mermaid sashimi", his solo album....and the song "nada" is great as the rest of his other solo songs and with porter....good luck to juan son...

Anonymous said...

i love juan son!!!!

Anonymous said...

juan son is the best!!!!!!!!

Anonymous said...

i love mussgo!!!!

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