The art for Viento, Sereno y El Mar was modeled after an album from Roberto y Su Nuevo Montuno, a Puerto Rican salsa group from the genre’s iconic 70s heyday. The sound is not unlike typical Vigilantes fare — 50s rock ‘n’ roll sways, perfectly placed twang and an easy-on-the-ears punk underpinning. No aggressive stuff was squeezed into the short four-song release, which is totally OK. They’ll definitely get you shimmying.
Los Vigilantes are saluting other parts of the world, too: The EP includes a song in Japanese. “Wakao Ayako,” dedicated to a Japanese actress, comes courtesy of Ricardo Vilaro, a longtime but sometimes removed Vigilante living in Tokyo. Another track, “Mejor,” is a cover of Los Brincos, a 60s group often regarded as the Spanish Beatles.
released April 30, 2016
Grabado Septiembre de 2015 en El Dorado, San Juan, P.R. Ricardo Vilaró guitarra y voz en Wakao Ayako. Giancarlo Cervoni bateria en Wakao Ayako. Fotos por: Decontrol Video.
“Mejor” original de Los Brincos.
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