Superfónicos: “Tropidelico”

Continuing the Austin tradition of large Latin ensembles, Superfónicos has been blowing us away since day one. You’d think from their controlled, masterful live shows that they’ve been playing together for decades, and yet their debut EP, Suelta, only came out last year. The group specializes in a saucy rendition of Cumbia-Funk with textures rooted in Africa, Colombia and Texas, and if you’re not shakin’ your rump by the end of the first song in a live set, there’s something seriously wrong with you.

Spoon’s Jim Eno recently produced a new 7-inch for Superfónicos, where both A-side and B-side pay tribute to the band’s primary influences. Cumbéalo/Tropidelico is out on Friday, the release show is Saturday at the Emma S. Barrientos Mexican American Cultural Center, and today you can marinate in a free download of “Tropidelico”!

Jack Anderson

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