Headlining the Mucho Summer's July bill is newly-signed Nacional Records artist from Argentina, El Mato a un Policia Motorizado (yeah, it's a mouthful of a name and a sure way to practice your Espanol). EMAUPM's name derives, funny enough, is from a subtitle gone wrong while watching the American film “Die Hard.” The band's latest single, “Mujeres Bellas y Fuertes,” is a strong conscious ode to domestic violence victims -- a very beautitful thing to come from five young male rockers. It's music video is a breathless cinematic take on the secretive lonely perils of intimate partner violence with several woman.
EMAUPM has easily become one of the most acclaimed and critically praised groups in Argentina, and with their latest album, also one of the most important acts in South America. Celebrated as “Ambitious and Bold” by "Rolling Stone Mexico," the band will make their indie label debut with “La Dinastia Scorpio” on July 29 through Nacional Records. They will also do a short U.S. tour, with a stop here on July 17 at local venue, Til-Two. And even more endearing to know about the band, their Facebook “About” section reads: Cambiar el mundo (translates: change the world).
“La Dinastia Scorpio” maintains its signature charm while adding intricately crafted melodies and profound-yet-simple lyrics that range from confrontational politics to the perils of love, all written by the band’s vocalist Santiago Motorizado, who is an independent leader of thought in his own country.
EMAUPM has already played three times at premier mammoth music festivals including, Barcelona's Primavera Sound; Brazil's Porao do Rock in Brasilia; and Mexico's Vive Latino. They have also made their way to the states playing at SxSW, so it's a matter of time before they become Latin indie household names. Trust, when a band does well overseas, the U.S. music aficionado will catch on, too.
Dita Quinones is a multimedia journalist born in Tijuana with a passion for Latin alternative and hip-hop music news. Her main goal is to uplift and inform so that the Latino, Filipino and hip-hop community get knitted into the fabric of American history. In addition to SoundDiego, she contributes to Latina, Fox News Latino, Poder, VidaVibrante, San Diego CityBeat and HipHopDx. She is also the founder of the infamous music and politrix blog GN$F! Follow Dita on Twitter or on Facebook.