Prehistóricos is one of our favorite new bands; the tranquility they bring into our iPods is like nothing we’ve encountered lately. I’m personally astonished by how well this Chilean band embodies soft melodies, without getting stuck in their own dreams. This isn’t dreamy pop; this is tuneful music with an edge, delicately rich instrumentation and tons of lyrical ecstasy. They’re an extremely young band, yet confident enough to sound instinctive even at their most distressed moments. We recently featured their song “Ya No Te Espero” (Fonogramaticos Vol.8) calling it “a quietly tortured song,” their latest track is equally impressive and shamelessly hurtful. Not to say these are songs for sadist people, we need these extreme ends sometimes in our lives.
Two months ago we warned you about this very same track. Tomas Preuss released “La Historia Violenta” last year (as part of his EP Las llamas que incendiaron mi casa) and started Prehistoricos with a revision of this wonderful track. The original track was structured on a soft electronic base, almost ambient, it was bubbly and catchy. Prehistóricos takes a risk in “La Nueva Historia Violenta,” defragmenting the song’s melodic principles and transport them into a deliberate group song. Although they decided to omit the wonderful notion of a Frida Kahlo chasing back at them, they kept some wonderful lines, “mis sabanas empiezan a sospechar de ti.” The band plans to have their debut release ready for its increasing fan base later this year.