Tuscon-based art-psych band Los Esplifs share “Galaxia,” an organ-driven song that delves into a circular existential monologue. The track follows “Otro Pais” as the second single off their upcoming, ¡ESTRAIK BACK!, an 11-track LP out April 20.
New Noise Magazine is proud to premiere the band’s latest single, “Galaxia,” below:
The band’s forthcoming LP, ¡ESTRAIK BACK!, embraces the “Tucson Sound” and creates a western-infused rhythm revival. The album is a musical stream of consciousness, working towards sonically recreating the mind of a Latinx individual living in the current world order.
The lyrical content is intense and challenges the norms of traditional and current Latinx writing while engaging in familiar groove and dance. The music soundtracks a night of psychedelia in your Tia’s backyard, where music becomes family and cumbia your heartbeat.
Discussing the background of “Galaxia,” bandmember Saul Millian says:
“I wrote Galaxia thinking about my own manic obsession with curiosity. It is a narrative story of a reflective hallucination. The main point is that we can get too heady with trying to understand our surroundings and the inner workings of our interactions. I first began with the chorus chords. I was listening to a lot of El Gran Combo and Ecuadorian Organist Eduardo Zurita and wanted to write a song with an organ moment. ‘Galaxia’ ends with a coro that soars with ‘no entendere’ meaning ‘I wont understand.’ The chorus reinforces the idea of the song while encouraging you to take it easy and dance your ass off.”
Stream Los Esplifs on Bandcamp.