Thursday, December 16, 2010

Bomba Estéreo - "Best New Band in the World"

Yes - that's Bomba Estéreo - the Best New Band in the WORLD.

Well, at least according to MTV Iggy, who awarded the Colombian group with that title earlier this year. Now that is quite an honor! However, Bomba Estéreo is not exactly "new"...

The "electro tropical" group was formed in Bogotá back in 2001, actually. But it wasn't until their second album release in 2008, Estalla, that the band members were solidified, and the group started to generate a buzz.

That buzz lead to Nacional Records releasing Estalla (Blow Up in English) in the US in July 2009 to rave reviews from top publications, taking the group around the world towards international recognition. That summer, the band played New York City’s Bowery Ballroom and Central Park Summerstage, with the New York Times calling the performance, “kaleidoscopic and danceable.” More recently, the band collaborated with Levi’s jeans for their ‘Pioneer Sessions’ program, with the band covering Technotronic’s ‘Pump up the Jam.’

They are currently continuing to tour the world promoting Estalla, while preparing new material for their third album, set to be released in 2011.

So whether they are "new" or not, MTV totally nailed it with this one - WE LOVE THEM! They've got a bunch of great videos, but we especially love the graphics and colors in this video from 2006 for their song Huepaje:

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