ALBUM PREMIERE: BUYEPONGO ‘TUMBALO’ EP
L.A.’s Buyepongo are practically omnipresent in local music—they play show after show without losing a bit of their relentless live power, and now they’ve managed to capture that magic on their new Túmbalo EP, recorded at producer (and L.A. RECORD contributor) Jonny Bell’s Jazzcats studio. It’s absolutely crackling with energy—a pitch-perfect fusion of Buyepongo’s (beyond) pan-Latin sounds with lightning-strike chicha guitar, rhythmic inspiration from at least three continents and a particularly contagious kind of energy. Their record release show is tonight at Zebulon, and then they’ll be lighting up the terrific Tropicalia festival with Chicano Batman, Kali Uchis, Os Mutantes and more this weekend! See them live any chance you get and grab the EP here!