Latin Grammy-winning band Bajofondo’s sound is heavily informed and influenced by the sound of the Rio de la Plata, the river that forms the border between Uruguay and Argentina – in other words you’ll hear elements of the tango, milonga, and more modern genres. in fact, on stage the 8 members of the band are known to use traditional folk instruments of the region with laptops, samplers and scratching – the concept shouldn’t be too strange if you’re familiar with some the sounds coming out of Buenos Aires through ZZK Records. To me, this particular track reminds me so much of 70s disco (which my mom used to play all the time when I was small).
Bajofondo’s latest effort, Presente will be released through a little label by the name of Sony Masterworks Records on March 5th. But just in time for Valentine’s Day, the band released the video for the album’s first single “Pide Piso."
The video directed by the band’s primary composer, Gustavo Santaolalla has the song as the soundtrack for an 8-bit video game in which the story of romance on the South American streets are told. It brings back memories of the countless hours playing video games on an old Nintendo.
The band will be on tour to support their new effort and it includes an NYC date at Studio 48 on March 28th.