Triángulo de Amor Bizarro is Spain’s great new band, in fact, I’m pretty sure they’re my favorite band from Spain, ever. Now that I have your attention, let me reinforce that I am serious about this, they are phenomenal. They scored our #3 Song of the Decade with “El Fantasma de la Transicion” and their debut (and so far only) self-titled album was our #8 Album of the Decade. But we aren’t the only fans around; in fact, they probably had one of the most critically-acclaimed debuts in our circuit last decade. It took them four years to return, but TAB is back.
Mushroom Pillow will be releasing their second album titled Año Santo on May 3rd in both CD & Vinyl, yes, we’re drooling. The first single “De la monarquia a la criptocracia” is utterly gorgeous. While we loved Triángulo de Amor Bizarro on its entirely, those moments with Isa leading the vocals were simply stunning. Well, she’s back and while lyrically, this doesn’t reach “El Fantasma de la Transicion”, it’s still the best single of the year so far. Muffling some late 80s nostalgia and scratching on 90s melancholy, the song pumps blood as it shoegazes inter-wars. It’s mind-expanding and unsettling, like its lyrics on leaving your man behind… “después yo le explico, sin detalles, que simplemente te has ido, y que esta vez no te sigo.”