“Drooling” Rey Pila
Mexico City band Rey Pila will drop their Dave Sitek-produced (TV On The Radio) full-length Velox Veritas on August 21st via Arts & Crafts. Album track “Drooling” is described as a futuristic dancehall track and points towards an album that will expand on Rey Pila’s signature sonics. The song kicks off with a sunny Caribbean beat which mutates into an ominous, yet catchy, psychedelic synth-storm, while pushing singer Diego’s vocals into new territories. “The video portrays the profound symbolism of voodoo in connection with the perils of power and fame,” according to the band.
Rey Pila is comprised of Diego Solórzano, Andrés Velasco, Rodrigo Blanco and Miguel Hernández. The quartet have being playing their unique blend of dark synth pop and gloomy dance rock from their hometown of Mexico City to New York City’s legendary studios and hallowed halls, plus countless other stages around the world. Citing inspiration from the fusion of synthesizers and guitars embraced by acts like The Cars, Depeche Mode, Aphex Twin, and Boards of Canada.
The new songs collected on the upcoming LP were recorded in Diego’s Mexico City home studio and Sonic Ranch Studios in Texas. After hearing the recordings, producer David Sitek stepped in for final production and mix from his Los Angeles quarters. The album signals a bigger, more stylistically varied sound for Rey Pila, who find themselves pushing the boundaries of the synth-and-guitar dance rock for which they have become known and exploring new genre-bending styles and influences. The beats are more adventurous, touching on rock, electro, trap and dancehall. It’s also the most direct Solórzano has sounded.
Arts & Crafts
Release Date: August 21st, 2020
1. Let it Burn
2. Dark Paradise
3. My Friends Are Going Crazy
5. Casting A Shadow
6. Steps (Pt.2)
7. Lash Out
9. Over The Edge
11. Steps (Pt.1)
Order Velox Veritas here
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