LOS BONSÁIS - Martín Pescador (Limited edition white 10" vinyl + free MP3 download)
02. Medio Tiempo
03. Martín Pescador
04. Los Genios
06. La Mecedora
07. Himno Latino
After the debut single for our collection 'New Adventures In Pop' that caused quite a stir, LOS BONSÁIS are back with a mini-LP which shows this respected duo from Asturias letting loose their passion for fast rhythm, noisy guitars and the sounds of bands like SHOP ASSISTANTS, THE VASELINES, MY BLOODY VALENTINE and THE PASTELS.
Hyperactive and self-sufficient, Helena and Nel have also made their own videos and release 4 editions of their fanzine 'Temporal', and Helena held her first art exhibition.
Once again Iván and Eva from LINDA GUILALA have handled the production, and this mini-album marks them out as one of the most interesting noise-punk-pop bands on the Spanish scene.
'Serín' is an explosion of noise that tells of the scenery on a train journey between Oviedo and Gijón. 'Medio Tiempo' is an emphatic and powerful song that is pleasingly reminiscent of C86.
'Martín Pescador' highlights the purer pop side of LOS BONSÁIS, showing they handle themselves well at other speeds, a sort of mix between MARINE RESEARCH and THE CHARLOTTES. But the interlude is a short one - 'Los Genios' is a cover of AVENTURAS DE KIRLIAN, intended as an affectionate tribute but performed with total punk spirit.
The B-side kicks off with 'Problema' - a song with hints of THE WEDDING PRESENT, THE PASTELS and TELEVISION PERSONALITIES, with crunchy guitars, fast beats and a great pop melody. Right after this comes 'La Mecedora', the first song composed by the band - unbridled punk-pop with crazy lyrics, a song to dance to with no inhibitions.
'Himno Latino' is a jumble of noise and distortion full of irony and humour, and to wrap it all up is 'Pigazu' (which means 'Siesta' in Asturias) - a departure from the band’s style - slow and dreamy, like THE JESUS & MARY CHAIN, SHOP ASSISTANTS and TALULAH GOSH.
In summary - a sprightly, addictive and fun collection of songs that will delight fans of punk-pop and bands like GIRLS AT OUR BEST, BUBBLEGUM SPLASH, RAZORCUTS, REVOLVING PAINT DREAM, LUSH and THE PRIMITIVES.
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