Featuring A Place To Bury Strangers, The Holydrug Couple, The Men, The KVB, Al Lover and more

With their European dates just around the corner, today marks the release of Vuelveteloca’s Sonora Remixes album which features reworkings of their 2015 LP, Sonora, by the likes of A Place To Bury Strangers, The Holydrug Couple, The KVB, Al Lover and loads more. You can stream the record in full and read all about it below.

Where Sonora originally dealt in a warped motorik assault that pooled together Sabbathian stoner-rock grooves with full-throttle psych wig-outs a la King Gizzard and Oh Sees, the remixes on display here trade their careening guitar noise for mechanical, pulsing electronics. Take the oscillating, industrial dub of opening track ‘El Lade Frío’ (remixed by fellow Chileans The Holydrug Couple), the throbbing repetitive synths in The KVB’s reworking of ‘La Niebla’ or A Place To Bury Strangers’ twisted, overblown take on ‘Chepical’.

‘Cientologia & Altiplano’ is given a spaced-out ambient reworking via IIOII, an electronic duo from Santiago who are close friends of the band, and then in the following track, Portugal’s Pedro Pestana turns ‘Ataque Masivo’ into a piece of distorted, motorik drone not too dissimilar from his own work in 10 000 Russos and Tren Go! Sound System. This is followed by a minimalist deconstruction of ‘Carnaval’ courtesy of Brooklyn outfit The Men, who strip the song down to its bare bones.

The penultimate cut sees ‘L.A.’ turned into a piece of sprawling, kosmische synthesis by LA-based producer AlLover, who has remixed every psych band  worth their salt today and is a masterful beat-making experimentalist in his own right. Then, bringing the album to a menacing close is an eerie, barely recognisable reworking of ‘Tormento’ via Tierra Del Fuego, a NYC-based project comprising members of Psychic Ills and Argentinian dub band Nairobi: the original songs driving rhythm section submerged under layers of dark, glitched-out electronics and manipulated samples of news broadcasts describing worldwide environmental disasters.

If they’re playing near you then make sure you catch the band on their forthcoming EU tour – including Fuzz Club Eindhoven and the warm-up show at The Shacklewell Arms – because these will unfortunately be the band’s last gigs for the foreseeable future and, trust us, you won’t want to miss them. You can find the full tour- dates below.

Aug 17 – Brighton – The Hope & Ruin w/ Minami Deutsch
Aug 18 Manchester – The Peer Hat w/ Medicine Boy

Aug 19 London – Shacklewell Arms, Fuzz Club Eindhoven warm-up show w/ The Oscillation
Aug 21 Berlin – Urban Spree w Firefriend
Aug 23-24 Eindhoven – Effenaar, Fuzz Club Eindhoven 2019 w/ Iceage, Night Beats, The KVB & more