Peruvian psychedelic folk-inspired beatniks Kanaku Y El Tigre, release their sophomore (and first international) album, ‘Quema Quema Quema’, via the acclaimed Strut imprint in conjunction with Tiger’s Milk Records. This anthemic, hook laden slice of electronic tinged indie-folk, direct from Lima, could very well become a soundtrack to the summer.
‘Quema Quema Quema’ (meaning ‘Burn Burn Burn’ in Spanish) is the product of two years honing the Kanaku sound at the band’s Lima studio HQ and the result is a record which is feverish in intensity and which screams with joy and cries for help in the same breath.
Back in 2010, their debut album ‘Caracoles’ brought Kanaku’s creative duo Nico Saba and Bruno Bellatin considerable success and acclaim in Peru with a set of quirky songs inspired by American folk. Five years on, and creatively the band have transformed themselves. ‘Quema Quema Quema’ is testament to their new found approach with its euphoric, unapologetically feel-good hooks littered with electronic jitters, ghostly delays, serene Hawaiian slide guitars and a chorus of other-wordly vocal harmonies.
released June 16, 2015
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