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Zontas, a few weeks later.

A few weeks, and many shows later, we will now make a small compendium of all the press recieved for the release of Zontas. 

Probably our favorite review ever, at Esquisses.

A great achievement (at least for us), was being part of Panamerika's playlist of the week.

International press got a taste per a review on La Banda Elástica.

A review by Jorge Sierra.


Miguel Caroli (Kalayawa)'s review.

Show announcement in Prensa Libre.

And Siglo XXI:


Can't stop, won't stop...

If after a tour you should take a break from music and your band mates, we didn't get the memo.

Less than two months after returning from our European adventure, Los Remolacha Beets is still going strong.

A couple of weeks ago, we played a garden show l'Osteria, a restaurant in Guatemala City. This weekend we were in Antigua, playing in the cozy and lovely Casa del Río for their anniversary and we're already planning our next escape: the first weekend of September, we will be in San Cristobal de las Casas, Mexico, playing for our great friends of El Paliacate.

If that's not enough, in the meantime we have started recording a few songs we plan to release as an EP soon, so far, a couple of songs are almost completed and the other two will be completed in the following weeks. The tracklist so far is:
- La Perla
- Goma Moral
- Gringo Tortillero
- River and Wood (cumbia)

Why an EP and not an album? We feel these a some great songs that need to be released somehow, however they don't fit with the whole concept we have for the next album.

As for that next album, we are refining the songs and still composing some of them. As a sneak preview, one of them will be called "VIP La Aurora", it's about our tendency to miss flights, trains and busses. Another one will be JP's debut on the accordion.

Expect to keep on hearing from Los Remolacha Beets in what's left of 2013!

Taste the Beets!

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Back from Europe and the future.

After a 9 show, 10 day European tour, the Remolachas are back in their tropical hamacas, sipping on piña coladas and enjoying the great success had in their tour. 

Amongst the highlights, we had: 

  • Playing busking-style in the streets of Paris in a neighborhood potluck during Fête de la Musique.
  • Playing a song with one of Belgium's top Beatboxers in a High School end of the year party. 
  • Playing a concert in a tri-centennial house in the Belgian countryside in Gouvy-Limerlé. 
  • Having a packed and sweaty house at TIK(nord) in Berlin with people from all over the world.
  • Playing on a boat (yup, that's right!) for the Happy Summer festival in Namur.

We had the chance to share the stage with some awesome musicians, who alse helped us by sharing equipment, contacts and giving us a hand during soundcheck.  A big thanks to Kalayawa, Chouval Brass, the Freatles.

What the future holds for us

Well, we have a couple of shows lined up for August and a possible mini tour in Chiapas in September. The rest of the time, we will focus on recording songs for the new album. 

We also had the chance to record tons of video footage during the European Tour, which we will use to make some sort of mini-documentary.

We would like to thank everybody that made this tour possible: the Savdié family, the Chirouze girls in Paris and la Caféothèque, Yannick and the Letawe family, Valentin and Yasmine in Limerlé, all the people that helped us make this possible via Kickstarter, going to the shows and buying CDs, Kalayawa, Quetzalroo and the people behind Perhaps you need a little Guatemala , our Mexican groupie, the guys who, out of the blue, lent us some mic stands in Namur, and well, everyone else that we might have missed.

If anyone is wondering, we DID send the postcards, they might take a little time to reach you. If you don't get yours, please let us know and we'll make it up to you.

 

Tony sending postcards from Paris.

Tony sending postcards from Paris.