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estandar on 02/27/2013 at 11:28PM

FESTIVAL NRMAL, ESCENARIO NEGRO ¿No que no?

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estandar on 01/12/2012 at 11:00AM

Hawaii en Marte: Delirio sin esperanza EP

Painting in cover by JORGE PALOS.

It happened in just one weekend. Three musicians, three crazy musicians, got isolated in a studio in Guadalajara –the legendary 9Corners. For hours they just jammed and recorded. Two guitars and an arsenal of electronic noisy junk. One sunday night, as they had nothing else to record, Delirio sin esperanza (Hopeless delirium), was born.

Who are they? You may ask, and you won't be surprised finding out: Arturo Ortega (aka Piscis, aka .RR, head of the AMP Recs netlabel) in electronics, Lalo Padilla (once a guitar wizard by the name of Molloy & his Bike, director of the extinct Dog Eared Recors netlabel,  founding member of Umor Rex, and still an aloof poet and videogame adict) and Andrés Orozco, another great guitarist now playing fulltime with Sutra, his band for more than a decade.

This tracks got lost in time. They were recorded some years back (maybe 2007?) and now they came to you from a lost dimention. They still feel fresh, great music never gets dusty. Here are for you to wear them out play after play until you get lost in space and, maybe, just maybe, wake up in Mars, with your own personal paradise. And, just as the name of the EP dictates, this music was born as a delirium with no hopes of ever geting played live or, even, get its three creators together as Hawaii en Marte again.

More about the musicians of Hawaii en Marte:

Arturo Ortega http://rr.amp-recs.com/
Molloy and his bike http://www.myspace.com/pingpongpavel
Andrés Orozco http://www.facebook.com/Sutramx


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estandar on 09/25/2011 at 02:13PM

San Pedro el Cortez - El Vals Mefisto

San Pedro el Cortez is a new band emerging from the raw sounds of Tijuana, formed by guitar, bass, drums and vocals creating a crude desperate atmosphere, we recently had the chance to see the powerful and literally incendiary live performance in their nest city. They describe themselves like this:

“Simultaneously giving harmony and pronounced movements with influences from blues, punk rock, garage and psych rock with rhythmic landscapes. Coming from the absurd, chaotic and dirty things of the daily life that creates a state of mental sickness that influence the sound we transmit. Raucous noisy primitive sounds is what you gonna get when you listen to San Pedro's Magical Pandemonium! That encapsulates the trashiness of the 60s garage psych and punk from Los Saicos to The Spits”

We will follow closely and keep you updated with new from San Pedro el Cortez and other bands from Tijuana like Santos Balcones Durango that are not to be missed.

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estandar on 09/04/2011 at 02:53PM

'Gasoline' & 'Meaningmore' by Mentira Mentira

Mentira by Jaime Martinez

Mentira Mentira is a Mexican band from Monterrey. Formed in 2009, they’re known for their “never know whats going to happen” live shows, described as “the most intense performances the city of Mountains has ever seen…” (Nene Records fanzine, 2010). Mentira’s frontman and only member Gaby (born in ‘88 in the border city of Tijuana) has been called “a true force of nature” and a “Rock Music Showman” (Club Fonograma, 2010, 2011). They currently operate from Mexico City.

MM has played all across Mexico in most of the landmark D.I.Y. venues across the country, in cities such as Guadalajara, Monterrey, Mexico City, Tijuana,(where the crowd actually punched and bottled Gaby after a long rant about how he was glad to leave his hometown), even in Saltillo. In the summers of 2010 and 2011 Mentira also rocked U.S. audiences, playing in front of drug fueled kids in cities such as Boston, New York, San Diego, L.A….  and all of this without a record online!

Finally, in late June 2011, after almost two years of failed recording sessions, Mentira Mentira released two debut albums, which can be downloaded at the bands website (mentiramentira.com). "GASOLINE" was released by Mexico City’s only vinyl label Vale Vergas Discos (Tron, Juan Ciderol) and "MEANINGMORE" by Monterrey’s now legendary Nene Records netlabel (Bam Bam, Ratas del Vaticano).  To support these records, Mentira released videos for both “Turnaway” (directed by Jaime Martinez – Neet Records) and “Time Time”, a montage of Charles Manson’s clips put together by Gaby himself. Both videos can be seen after the jump or at the band's website.


Gasoline published this summer by http://valevergasdiscos.com

Meaningmore published this summer by http://www.nenerecords.net/ 

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estandar on 08/24/2011 at 12:00PM

SLZR - DEMON LAIN EP

In a new phase in our collaboration with the Free Music Archive we are going to be presenting Mexican bands, but not only through compilations like we did until now (001, 002), we are constantly going to upload home and live recordings, samples of records previously released on Mexican labels, and un published tracks, so stay tuned on new content from Estándar. Visit us on www.estandar.org

To start we present this Guadalajara based band.

 SLZR.

One of the rock solid bands to emerge in 2010 in Guadalajara, SLZR, just released this mini proof of the power of its first phase. Even though the attitude is the one of a power trio –León Barragán, Sinclair Castro & Eduardo Martínez-, in the live dynamic they manage to make loud noise from more than three instruments and some digital manipulation in real time here and there. All of this derivates in a thick rock sound that gets its forces from undulations, rhythms and riffs that evokes sounds from motorik and drum & bass to dub and space rock in the service of loud volume. In recent date, the band has continued its activity with guest musicians so lets be aware of new sound directions. But for now, here you have Demon Lain.

Demon Lain was published in April of 2011 on http://indiangoldrecords.blogspot.com/

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