Thursday, November 30, 2006

The Diableros

I love that fuzzy jangly guitar sound from the early 90's. Wrap it in some lo-fi production with buried vocals and a few hooks to suck me in and I'm sold. That's basically what Toronto's The Diableros did with their 2006 debut album You Can't Break the Strings in Our Olympic Hearts.

Their name would give you the impression that they have a Latin music twinge to their sound. However, these guys are all shoegaze. No mariachis here. Apparently, the name refers to people who are able to change themselves into animals; sort of like the sister in The Wonder Twins, I guess. Who knows but at least its a better name than a lot of other bands coming out these days.

So far, it seems like they are only touring in Canada but hopefully they'll start making it south of the border in 07. Unless they suck live, then I don't care one way or the other. Either way, You Can't Break the Strings in Our Olympic Hearts is still a sweet and crunchy album.

By the way, you can stream their album online here.

The Diableros | Working Out Words | Buy
The Diableros | Push It to Monday | Buy

Here's their video for "Sugar Laced Soul":

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