“A tropicalia Zombies performing the soundtrack for some early 70s giallo”
Life on a border has always been about exchange, mixing, gray areas, birth of the new from two (or more…usually more) different entities. Its where two separate things rub against each other. Anyone that has ever lived near one knows “cultural appropriation” is as natural as breathing, and no one suffers because of it.
Ricky Shimo is a product of such an environment and it shows. Immersed in heavy metal and punk as equally as norteno and corridos. Enjoying pizza and burgers with the same relish as pozole and carne asada. Coca-cola…tamarindo…its all brown to him.
Co-founder of Lenguas Largas, a member of the Resonars live, as well as plenty of other bands…here he offers up his own sound unwatered down by others vision. A tropicalia Zombies performing the soundtrack for some early 70s giallo is the best I can offer as verbiage trying to encapsulate the sonic journey you’re about to embark on.
The first salvo from Midtown Island Records is a glorious one in this new strange world we inhabit. Build the wall if you want, the invasion happened a long time ago and you ain’t gonna stop it now. Anchorbaby is both a beautiful result of that and proof that only chickenshits are scared of miscegenation.
As a writer better than myself once opined buy the ticket, take the ride. – Mark Beef
• RECORDED AT MIDTOWN ISLAND STUDIO IN TUCSON
• MEMBERS OF THE RESONARS AND LENGUAS LARGAS
• DEBUT LP ON MIDTOWN ISLAND RECORDS