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Brownout - Aguilas and Cobras



Brownout Aguilas and Cobras
Brownout - Aguilas and Cobras
(CD) Six Degrees Records SDR1162, 2009-09-15

Adrian Quesada is a busy man. When he’s not performing psychedelic salsa jams with Grammy-nominated Austin outfit Grupo Fantasma or playing backing-guitar for Prince (yes, the artist once again known as Prince), he and his fellow Fantasma-mates are bringing the Latin-funk with critically-acclaimed Brownout and the more laidback but no-less-funky Ocote Soul Sounds. The new Brownout record, Aguilas and Cobras (Eagles & Cobras) features their trademark "hardcore latin funk" coupled with generous amounts of psychedelic experimentation and anchored by driving latin percussion and lots of electric guitar interplay. This crew of musicians has deftly avoided the "retro" and "revival" tags with pride, never falling into generic cookie-cutter funk mold. Aguilas and Cobras continues to carry the afro-latin funk torch into the future by creating fresh grooves which are timeless, honest and filled with their own unique vibe.

Brownout Aguilas and Cobras
Brownout - Aguilas and Cobras
(CD) Six Degrees Records SDR1162, 2009-09-15

Tracklisting :
01. Con el Cuete 3:55
02. Ayer y Hoy 3:29
03. Aguilas and Cobras 4:26
04. Tell Her She's Lovely 3:24
05. Framed by Death 3:28
06. Another Fire 3:16
07. Olvidalo 4:01 | Download MP3
08. The Flea (Interlude) 1:41
09. Slinky 2:36
10. Pole Position 4:08
11. Family Show 4:05
12. C 130 4:11
13. Chancias de Ninja 3:30
14. Nawlins 4:07
15. S.F.L.A. - Con el Cuete (Reprise) 3:50

Links :
brownoutmusic.blogspot.com
myspace.com/brownoutmusic
facebook.com/pages/Brownout/121621508750
sixdegreesrecords.com
myspace.com/sixdegreesrecords
Cool Adrian Quesada interview on austinvida.com


You ABSOLUTELY need to check those fantastic videos of BBoy City 13 with break battles over some live Brownout playing!! The one here is Jive Turkeys vs Masterz of Mayhem feat. Brownout. More b-boys funkin' over some live Brownout here

Press Release :
Brownout is the psychedelic latin funk alter ego of the acclaimed ensemble, Grupo Fantasma. 2008 saw the release of Brownout’s critically lauded debut album “Homenaje” released on the influential UK label, Freestyle Records that made waves around the world amongst DJs, tastemakers and music fans alike. The Austin Chronicle called it “the sleeper hit of the year” and the band garnered features in such tastemaker publications as Wax Poetics and XLR8R. For much of '08 the musicians toured as the infamous Grupo Fantasma, playing 150+ shows including backing up Prince at Coachella and on the “Tonight Show with Jay Leno,” visiting 8 countries (even Iraq and Kuwait), and making appearances at Bonnaroo and the New Orleans Jazz Fest. Somehow they even found time to release Grupo Fantasma’s "Sonidos Gold" album, which received a Grammy nomination.

Brownout decided to waste no time and use this unstoppable momentum, hitting the studio in winter 2008 to begin recording the follow up to their cult-favorite debut. The resulting record, "Aguilas and Cobras" (Eagles & Cobras) features their trademark "hardcore latin funk" coupled with generous amounts of psychedelic experimentation and anchored by driving latin percussion and lots of electric guitar interplay. This crew of musicians has deftly avoided the "retro" and "revival" tags with pride, never falling into generic cookie-cutter funk mold. "Aguilas and Cobras" continues to carry the afro-latin funk torch into the future by creating fresh grooves which are timeless, honest and filled with their own unique vibe.

Band Members :
Greg Gonzalez - bass
Beto Martinez - guitar
Adrian Quesada - guitar
Johnny Lopez - drums
Sweet Lou - congas
Josh Levy - saxophones
"Speedy" Gonzalez - trombone
Gilbert Elorreaga - trumpet

Live video :
Austin Vida presents Brownout!, performing the song "Justicia" live at Scholz Garten on San Jacinto Boulevard. Filmed in April 2009 by Austin Vida's music editor Ajay Miranda


Austin Vida Live: Brownout! from Austin Vida

Live dates :
West Coast Tour:
Fri, Sep 11 - San Antonio, TX @ Luna
Sat, Sep 12 - Austin, TX @ Mohawk
Tue, Sep 15 - El Paso, TX @ Uncle Paulie's
Thu, Sep 17 - Santa Monica, CA @ Zanzibar
Fri, Sep 18 - San Francisco, CA @ Elbo Room
Sun, Sep 20 - Santa Cruz, CA @ Moe's Alley
East Coast Tour in October
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