Doesn’t English (#029) – Mizuki Amapola

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Córdoba Argentina has a place called Isla De Los Patos, which translates to Island of the Ducks! Now if that’s not reason enough to go there (and it is btw) then there’s also a lot of sick bands, including Mizuki Amapola. Their EP is called Pájaros Azules, which means Blue Birds (hmm). In these songs you will find a wicked scream and a gentle whisper. Normally that would be enough to win me over but it doesn’t stop there. It’s also extra rad as well as dope. If somebody offered me a bedroom punk record, this is exactly what I’d be hoping to hear. Super catchy, melodic and indie-twinged. It makes me want to show off my dance move. Yes, it’s just the one move, but it’s really something guys. In a word I would call it both stunning and inspirational and elevating and confusing. Which is odd because most things I do are not confusing at all. 

Doesn’t English (#020) – Bombas De Amor

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If you like The New York Dolls but you’re pissed off that none of their songs are in Spanish, I’ve got good news for you: There is a band in Buenos Aires called Bombas De Amor (Love Bombs) and they’re seriously doing justice to that sweet sweet proto-punk’n’roll sound you’ve been longing for. This is good for the soul, and also promotes hair growth. Where the hair is going to grow is a total crapshoot though. Seriously all of the hair growth happens in and around your crapshoot. It’s worth it still. Hmmm, contemplating whether I should re-write this without the whole crapshoot thing. Nah, I think we’re good. Rock on!