Monday, May 20, 2024

Las Nubes - "Pesada"

Photo by Sal Rispoli

Any time you read about Las Nubes, the writer is going to mention that they're Iggy Pop and Thurston Moore approved. It gets repetitive, sure, but they're quite the endorsement. The Miami band just released a new single that is going to appeal to fans of their famous fans. "Pesada" has the low end, proto-punk groove of The Stooges along with the almost poppy noise of mid-era Sonic Youth. It's all groove, but not all noise. Las Nubes have injected enough pop hooks along with their noise to appeal to late 80's and early 90's indie rock fans. It's an intense mid-tempo rocker that almost lulls you into a trance before cracking you across the face.

Ale Campos (guitar/vocals) says of the band's new single:

“During the time of George Floyd’s murder, I noticed several people who I followed online were posting non-stop about topics surrounding racial injustice in the U.S.. What I found strange was that they would share infographics written by other people instead of forming their own opinions, while also demonizing those who didn’t post as much as them. Additionally, when I would go to protests, I expected to see them all there but when the time came none of them showed. 'Pesada' is about performative activism and the convenience of sitting at home and clicking 'add to story' - how the delusion created by attention makes you think you’re absolved from being labeled as a bad character.”

You can listen to "Pesada" below. Tormentas Maisanas is due out June 14 on Sweat Records Records, and is available for pre-order via Bandcamp. For more on Las Nubes, check out the band's website.

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