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Chilean alternative rock/grunge/shoegaze band Adelaida joins Spinda Records and releases new album »Retrovisor«!

Santiago, Chile based alternative rock/grunge/shoegaze band Adelaida has just released their fifth studio album »Retrovisor« this Wednesday, November 15th, 2023 via Spinda Records. The album is available now in digital format and will be released on vinyl and CD in February 2024.

01. Retrovisor
02. Océano mundial
03. La montaña
04. Caída libre
05. Espirales
06. Resplandor
07. Mi ventana
08. Girasoles
09. 12 días
10. Frutos de otoño
11. Solo por hoy
12. Pólvora
13. Brilla
14. Desdén

Courtesy of Spinda Records:

Chile-based band Adelaida released their fifth studio album »Retrovisor« yesterday, announcing a surprise signing with Spinda Records. The album will be coming out on vinyl and CD in February 2024. For fans of 90s spectrum, grunge, indie rock and shoegaze.

Chile music scene lights up once again with the vibrant energy of Adelaida, indie band currently formed by Anke Steinhöfel, Jurel Sónico, Joaquín Roa and Tomás Pérez. In 2021 they won Premios Escuchar to best rock album with »Animita« and best rock artist. And now, they’re presenting their fifth studio album, »Retrovisor«.

Photos by perroloboph

This highly anticipated full-length, available since yesterday in all majors streaming platforms via Disco Intrépido, promises to immerse the listener in a unique experience that will find its definite place in the hearts of their existing fans and in the of the new listeners approaching the band’s sound for the first time from this side of the pond. In »Retrovisor« Adelaida takes a step forward, blending the evocative 90’s sounds of grunge, indie-rock and shoegaze with poetic and introspecive lyrics. However, for those looking to enjoy it in physical format, they’ll have to wait until February 2024 when its respective vinyl and compact disc editions will arrive – preorder here – through Spinda Records. In a surprising announcement just a couple of days a go, the label revealed the signing of the band from Santiago de Chile.

Advanced single »Desdén«, »Girasoles« and »Caída libre« already hinted that »Retrovisor« was a true sonic odyssey that transports the listener through time, capturing the raw and emotive essence of the 90s while infusing a contemporary touch. In doing so, Adelaida align themselves with the new wave of alternatie rock from the Americas alongside bands like Fin del Mundo, El Shirota, Las Ligas Menores, Margaritas Podridas or La Ciencia Simple. The fact that they enlisted the talents of Pablo Giadach and Federico Zeppelin in the recording; Daniel Velásquez and Jurel Sónico in the mixing; and none other than Jack Endino in the mastering likely played a significant role – yes, the same Endino who worked with bands like Mudhoney, Nirvana, Tad, Melvins, Soundgarden, Screaming Trees or Mark Lanegan.

»Retrovisor« consists of 9 new songs and 4 tracks from »Monolito«, their iconic debut album that now celebrates a decade and which the band has revisited, giving a second life to some tracks that now sound more similar to their live performances. The digital edition includes a surprise titled »Brilla«, in which Adelaida takes on a contemporary classic by Chile band Suárez.

»Retrovisor«, whose digital edition is now available, will be released on February 16, 2024, on compact disc and on a limited-edition-vinyl (350 copies in red, and 150 copies in black), which will be part of the “Noisy Series” by Spinda Records. Physical formats can be pre-ordered on the website as well on as on the Bandcamp of the Andalusian label.

Adelaida is:
Jurel Sónico – Guitars, Vocals
Anke Steinhöfel – Bass, Vocals
Joaquín Roa – Guitars
Tomás Pérez – Drums

Additional musicians:
La Divina – Synths on tracks #2, #6 and #11
Rafael Armenta – Guitar on track #8
Carolina Enríquez – Vocals on track #8

Bojan Bidovc // music enthusiast, promoter, misanthrop and sometimes a journalist as well

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