Diciembre 08, 2003
"Yepa Yepa Yepa!"

In trying to keep abreast with King's hispanophilic content on this site as well as trying to come off like somebody who knows more about something than you probably do, I thought I'd post something about the current glut of fantastic Mexican electro records. Arguably one of the most consistently exciting record labels around, home to the best band in the world, broadened their cultural horizons earlier this year and started putting out records by artsy Central Americans. They mostly sound like this. They also make the best videos ever. One of the bands, Los Fancy Free, has a singer who grew up in an isolated corner of the Chihuahua region on a Swedish mennonite reservation called Nueva Escandanavia. So anyway, this stuff is pretty accessible now (through mail-order anyway) and it's sufficiently colloquial and bizarre and unfashionable to avoid getting oversaturated or boring.

Posted by at Diciembre 08, 2003 06:45 PM

Oh man, I saw that video at the short film screening Instant Coffee held a couple weeks ago? At shitty Revival on shitty College? It's the best! Silverio is my new hero. That guy is, like, a god among men. Especially men with feathered hair.

Posted by: derek on Diciembre 8, 2003 08:16 PM .

Shit! You mean that College St. beat me to the dropping of knowledge!?! What an asshole I am.
That video is still the best though. It's good for the reason that a lot of my favourite things are good; lots of totally incongruous elements crammed together for cheap. It also has all sorts of grotesque Mexican stereotypes spliced together too. Silverio is still my dogg, I guess.

Posted by: TheDiscourse on Diciembre 10, 2003 12:28 AM .

We're pleased to tell you that THOM REVOLVER will play in Lucca (Italy) at PROMETEO and The Church of San Matteo at January the 31th, together with SILVERIO at the exhibition party of Nuevos Ricos. Be there, ragazzi!

Posted by: Thom Revolver on Enero 20, 2004 12:47 PM .

Thanks for letting me know, chief. I like your band, actually. What is a "ragazzi" again?

Posted by: TheDiscourse on Enero 20, 2004 07:25 PM .

I saw Silverio yesterday and he is just as kistch as in the video, he rocks!

Posted by: JoseRickMX on Marzo 28, 2004 01:25 PM .

Oh I'm so glad he doesn't disappoint! To be honest I had sort of forgotten about Silverio.

Posted by: TheDiscourse on Marzo 30, 2004 12:03 PM .

Can anybody tell me where I can get or download a copy of this video? It's the funniest thing I have seen in a while!!!

Posted by: Anderoni on Octubre 12, 2004 11:39 AM .
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