Join us on Thursday, March 15th from 1-5pm at the Museum for the Mexic-Arte Music Showcase Presented by The New Latin Wave. This Unofficial SXSW show will bring together some of the top indie acts in Latinx music. Featured artists include Balún, Entropica, Breaking Forms, and Parrot Dream.
1pm - Entropica
2pm - Breaking Forms
3pm - Parrot Dream
4pm - Balún
About the Artists:
Balún. Photo Courtesy of Artist
A tans-national band inhabiting both San Juan, Puerto Rico and Brooklyn, New York, Balún has been making music for a decade. All Music awarded the band’s early efforts 4/5 stars, expounding that Balún would “sound right at home…on a mix next to Aphex Twin [and] Modest Mouse.” “La Nueva Ciudad”, the first single from the forthcoming Prisma Tropical affirmed Balún’s promise, entering Spotify’s Viral 50 chart globally and in 8 countries. The song was one of Remezcla’s 10 Best of 2016 and the band was named a Latin Artist to Watch in 2017 by Pandora. Noisey named Balún’s long awaited sophomore album Prisma Tropical, one of its 20 most anticipated Hispano-American albums of 2018.
Breaking Forms. Photo by Wilda Farias
Married by day, sound warriors by night, Breaking Forms is a combination of space aesthetics and boundless love. Veterans of the new Chilean wave sound, Breaking Forms formed in Chile just before moving to the US. Nicole L’Huillier, ex-Condor Jet drummer, and Juan Necochea, ex-Picnic Kibun, found a new home at the MIT Media Lab, where Nicole is a PhD Researcher in a group called Opera of the Future. She is a sound artist and experiments with crazy installations using sound as a construction material, as well as building synthesizers and sonic spaces, elements that directly inspire the Breaking Forms multiverse and their sonic explorations.
They released their debut EP, UNO (2015) through Weiner Records, followed by the “Ask Me Now” (2017) single on Burger Records Latam. Their following two releases, EP DOS (2017) and TRES (2018) were released through Tierra de Fuego.
Now they are collaborating with musicians, artists, scientists, technologists, fashion designers, futurists and inventors from the local east coast scene as well as taking that scene back and forth to Chile.
Entropica. Photo Courtesy of Artist
Entropica is Francisca Bascuñan, singer, music producer and sound engineer.
After graduating from high school she pursued studies in audio technologies obtaining a BESc in Acoustics and Sound Engineering. Her thesis research was about singing voice separation in the context of audio signals with solo voice and guitar, using Computational Auditory Scene Analysis (CASA) algorithms for this task. After graduation, She has been working in her career as music producer and performer, having recently released four records: Entropica EP, Niña Nuclear, Al Espacio and the recently released Adentro.
This 2018 Entropica is working in two albums, an instrumental self-produced, and a vocal album produced by her and talented producer and composer Alfredo Ibarra (Lainus).
Parrot Dream. Photo Courtesy of Artist
Originally formed in Santiago, Chile, Christina Appel and Gonzalo Guerrero brought their hazed, dreamy sound to Brooklyn, NY, where Parrot Dream was quickly named one of the “Best New Bands” by Mute Magazine and listed amongst the “Best Indie Bands from NYC” by The Deli Magazine. Their debut EP Set Sail Someday was released on the Chilean label Beast Discos. The following year, Parrot Dream released the Side A/Side B Single "Jungle", which was featured on Spotify's undercurrents playlist. Currently, Parrot Dream is in post production on their first full length record.