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Album Review

From their earliest days as a scruffy punky quartet issuing their debut EP with individually hand-painted covers, Los Angeles' La Santa Cecilia have garnered excitement for their records and storied live gigs, whether playing at home or touring in Mexico. Along with a handful of other Latin alternative rock acts, they have made genre and language boundaries — regional and international — elastic, without watering down their own instantly identifiable sound. Treinta Días, the band's major-label debut, is more sophisticated and diverse than anything they've previously issued — but is no less danceable. The original quartet — vocalist La Marisoul, bassist Alex Bendaña, accordion/requinto player Pepe Carlos, and percussionist Miguel "Oso" Ramírez — have a handful of killer session guests helping them to flesh things out here. Opener "Nuestra Señora la Reina de Los Angeles" finds La Marisoul wedding gospel to flamenco; Carlos knows that blues is what links them and builds a bridge with his accordion. He gets punchy rhythmic help from percussionist Ramírez, Bendaña, and guest Jeff Babko on B-3 (he plays vibes and trombone elsewhere here). Cumbia meets ranchera and Latin pop in the jaunty "Monedita," a track that, despite its brevity, captures all the complexities of La Marisoul's musical personality. On "Cuchara," cumbia jumps in with banda and rock & roll — dig Andy Abad's surf guitars! Elvis Costello makes a vocal appearance on "Losing Game." His and La Marisoul's voices are perfectly balanced in this cinematic, souled-out rock and rumba groove. With its organ, electric guitars, and handclaps urging La Marisoul's deep Latin soul vocal (think Alice Russell meets Joe Bataan), "Falling" is driven by reggae and cumbia backbeats, a gospel backing chorus, and Carlos' requinto. Set closer "ICE-El Hielo" (a play on the acronym for the U.S. Department of Immigration and Customs Enforcement) is an understated, moving, and militant bossa that portrays the stresses of everyday life for the undocumented inside the U.S. La Santa Cecilia have embraced North American sounds — rock, hip-hop, soul, blues, etc. — grafted them onto musical traditions from the rest of the Americas without watering them down, and have created a bold, bouyant, international pop music. Treinta Días is all killer, no filler.

Customer Reviews


I had never heard this band. It is amazing and I love the girls voice

Never Cease to Amaze!

La Santa Cecilia is a phenomenal band that honestly doesn't disappoint. I am SO excited for this new album. Just listening to the previews; I got the chills. La Marisoul's voice is a dream. It nourishes my soul!


La Santa Cecilia gets better and better! Love this band!!!


Formed: 2007 in Los Angeles, CA

Genre: Pop Latino

Years Active: '00s, '10s

Los Angeles-based La Santa Cecilia is a Latin group that draws inspiration from all over the world, utilizing Pan-American rhythms from cumbia, bossa nova, rhumba, bolero, and tango and marrying them to rock, soul, R&B, ska, jazz, and klezmer. La Santa Cecilia (named for the patron saint of musicians) was formed in 2007 as a sextet. Its founding members were guitarist Gloria Estrada, accordionist and requintero Pepe Carlos, bassist Alex Bendaña, percussionist Miguel "Oso" Ramirez, drummer Hugo Vargas,...
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