José Miguel Del Pópolo, of La Ola Que Quería Ser Chau, spent most of 2014 releasing material from his other project (Los Migues). Though we didn’t get to review No está Muerto quien Menéa, it was still a solid collection of alternative rock diminutives. Energetic and unapologetically lo-fi, like a wind-up car version of a gas guzzler. Something La Ola is no longer here to reproduce. Not after 2012’s La fuerza del cariño set a precedent for a more polished sound. This is still the case with “Aunque me Tires del Pelo”, the first single off their upcoming album (tentatively titled La Peste Rosa). Though the song’s had a prior life on the internet, this version makes full use of its melody shifts and bold delivery. We’re talking jangly guitars that end up at stadium rock (plus vocals from María Fernanda Aldana). Remember when indie movie soundtracks were a thing? This is better.