Aliens, fever dreams, false awakenings, searing electric guitars and of course the marimba are ever-present in the new single “Chucha” from Mexico’s cumbia punks Son Rompe Pera, out today on AYA Records. With this single they also announce the release of their forthcoming album Chimborazo on March 10.
The track is in stark contrast to what listeners hear on their first LP Batuco (2020), a now-cult-classic marked by traditional folk and cumbia songs that they recorded, nearly by accident, on a 4-track at Perros Con TiÃ±a Studios in Santiago, Chile. “Chucha”, and the album that contains it, reflects the vibrant, ruthless, punk spirit of their live show that they’ve since taken across Mexico, the US and Europe.
The band has grown considerably since the release of Batuco- touring with bands like Panteon Rococo, Fishbone, The Gimme Gimmes and beyond while watching fiery marimba mosh pits break out at every show- the lines between cumbia and punk getting increasingly blurry, and their sound becoming clearer. // Continue to the full article