except for a couple of the bands the rest are close friends. but it's not that we want to show off here… it's just that we all belong to a small scattered loving family, making music, bags, paintings, films, designs, etc and i [think] this is a perfect opportunity to share a bit of how we sound like in Spain (plus some geographical data) when you scratch a little bit in the surface...at casa peSeta there's always a nice melody when you drop by.
- peSeta (jaime) http://peseta.org
Editor's note: Discover more about peSeta in this interview from last May.
- Polla - Roldán
- Burro - Lorena Álvarez
- La Partida - Palo Alto
- Todo va a ir mejor - La JR
- Pichi - Celia Gámez
- A mi mata la pena - Manuel Vallejo
- Levántate - Antonio González El Pescaílla
- Potros Salvajes - Las Hermanas Diego
- Lover Lover Lover - Tresestrellas
- El Procedimiento - Kiev Cuando Nieva
- Tremendas Amazonas - La Estrella de David
- Severed Finger - Challenger
- Planta Carnívora - ZA!
- Terracota - Los Eterno
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Roldán : Polla (label: AA records)
he is a genius from Don Benito, Extremadura. both Laura and i play sometimes with him alive. he will be soon releasing a record in repetidor disc.
Lorena Álvarez : Burro (sones)
she just released her first album… only in cassette. her band is called Lorena Álvarez y su Banda Municipal (basically Laura and me, and sometimes also Roldán and Laura's boyfriend, sax player Andrés Arregui). she started writing songs recently and now she can't stop. from San Antolín de Ibias, Asturias, she's currently living in Berlin, and she is also a painter.
Palo Alto : La Partida (sones)
Palo Alto is an orchestra man with whom we've done this year the official bags of Primavera Sound. some people say he looks a little bit like Roldán, from the first song. there'll also be a DVD with a video like the one we made for New Museum last year. Here's the teaser:
LaJR : Todo va a ir mejor (AA records)
Laura's brother, Rafa, band, originally from Gijón, Asturias. making beautiful sounds since the nineties. Rafa has a recording studio in the countryside of León (www.grabacionesdecampo.com) that we all love to visit...
Celia Gámez : Pichi
traditional (real classic) song that once was once censored by the Franco dictatorship. amazing that those stupid things sometimes happens. unfortunately, Miss Gámez ain't part of this little family of ours...
Manuel Vallejo : A mi mata la pena
from a wonderful compilation of songs from all over the world called Mata la Pena. flamenco rules…
Antonio González El Pescaílla : Levántate
one of our favorite artists ever. he didn´t record much because he was kind of eclipsed by his wife, Lola Flores. he is The Rumba like Little Richard was Rock and Roll.
Las Hermanas Diego : Potros Salvajes
Kantia has also started singing recently and she´s right now finishing her first album at Rafa´s studio. María Valle plays with her (and sings on "todo va a a ir mejor" by LsJR). they´re both from Maliaño, Cantabria.
Tresestrellas : lover lover lover (AA records)
María's former band, with brothers Javi and Carlos Aquilué, from Huesca. they don´t play anymore but i just keep listening to their songs come rain or shine.
Kiev Cuando Nieva : el procedimiento (from "Todos los ademanes", AA records)
the Aquilué brothers and Antxón (now living in Lithuania) have released a couple of wonderful albums. there's no band like them in the rest of Europe or even in their hometown, Huesca, Aragón.
La Estrella de David : Tremendas Amazonas (canadá)
we've listened to his records at casa peSeta like a thousand times... he's from Barcelona and he´s always been involved in nice bands like Beef or Telefilme...
Challenger! : severed finger (bore disc)
i also play drums with them (not in this song -Moids plays). we´re friends since we were kids. we just recorded a few songs for an EP soon to release.
ZA! : planta carnívora (sones)
one of the craziest bands live and alive. also from Barcelona.
Los eterno : terracota (sones)
i play drums and other stuff… i don't know what else i can say really…