Posted in MP3 | music | tour dates on August 27, 2010

DOWNLOAD: El Guincho - "Bombay" (MP3)
DOWNLOAD: El Guincho - "FM Tan Sexy" (MP3)

El Guincho at WFMU
El Guincho

El Guincho will release his new LP Pop Negro to the world on September 14th via Young Turks. Download two of the nine tracks on the album above, and check out a "video" featuring one of those tracks, "FM Tan Sexy", below.

Two weeks after Pop Negro hits store shelves, look for Pablo Diaz-Reixa to play Mercury Lounge (9/28), his only US tour date announced at the moment. Tickets go on sale at noon today (8/27).

El Guincho's last U.S. shows were in July, and one of those was at a space much larger and brighter than Mercury Lounge...

"El Guincho, aka Pablo Díaz-Reixa, caused quite a stir among the Pitchfork set a couple years back with his sophomore album Alegranza, an aptly titled mish-mash of upbeat samples and hypnotic rhythms, part hyper one-man band, part calypso revival. The Canary Islands-born, Barcelona-based musician just released an EP entitled Piratas de Sudamérica, and has another full-length album slated to drop in the fall. And his fans were clearly ready.

Unfortunately, the great outdoors [at Central Park Summerstage on July 7th] was probably not the best venue for him, as the complexity of his music's different layers and harmonies got a bit lost in the large space, but that didn't keep him from jamming out. He was dwarfed by the massive screen behind him, rocking short shorts and a white polo shirt that was soon completely soaked with sweat. El Guincho was thrilled to be there and stopped at one point to explain his enthusiasm: "Sorry, it's been a long time since we've played together!" in reference to the two bearded redheads playing guitar and bass with him." [MTV Iggy]

All dates and that video is below...

Alfre and Carlos Show Us How to Enjoy Pop Negro

Sep 17 2010 Club Folamour @ Point Ephémère Paris, FRANCE Find Tickets
Sep 23 2010 BAM - Plaça dels Àngels Barcelona, SPAIN
Sep 28 2010 Mercury Lounge New York, NY



Comments (4)

Shortly after Allegranza came out, El Guincho played his first US show at Union Pool. He played solo, aided by a little sample machine and a drum. He sang and danced like crazy, and the crowd went nuts. It was truly one of the best concerts I've been to in years.

When you can literally feel the floor giving beneath your feet because everybody's jumping up and down you know you're at a great concert.

I'm not sure what he's up to recently -- that last record was pretty forgettable -- but in a small club I'd definitely check him out.

Posted by RomanHans | August 27, 2010 4:15 PM

looks like a tetched Ween.

Posted by Anonymous | August 27, 2010 6:41 PM

el guincho at LPR was awesome. fun...

Posted by annie momus | August 30, 2010 1:37 PM

He opened for Cut Copy at Mercury Lounge before his Union Pool show.

Posted by Anonymous | September 3, 2010 6:21 PM

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