Delorean Come to D.C.
Published: Monday, January 20, 2014
Updated: Wednesday, January 22, 2014 18:01
Although probably best known for being kidnapped while on tour in Mexico, Spanish alternative dance band Delorean also creates some amazing music. The group had two past releases named best new music on Pitchfork and has toured all over the world.
Originally from a Basque town, the band now resides in Barcelona, Spain, a city that is well known for churning out great artists, regardless of form. Using the Mediterranean Sea as a backdrop and a source of inspiration, they recorded "Apar," their most recent album, in their own studio. The full length version was released in September of last year to positive reviews and is currently available to stream on Spotify and to buy on iTunes.
"Apar" was written after a tumultuous breakup and during the terrible financial crisis, which many parts of the world are still struggling to recover from, and the struggles of such a tumultuous time resound in the deep, emotional lyrics. Many tracks utilize female vocals, which leave a lasting impression and contrast greatly with the more baritone male voice. Melodies start subtle but end up building to something much more poignant. The peeled back, more bare bones approach to their blend of dance-pop alternative music is a huge departure from their last collection of songs. Even though this album is different, it is still thoroughly a Delorean release, combining all of their influences from the Spanish dance and alternative music scenes.
The men behind the band are lead singer, lyricist and bassist Ekhi Lopetegi, guitarist Guillermo Astrain, drummer Igor Escudeo and keyboardist Unai Lazcano. The four-man group is currently touring the United States in support of "Apar" and will be stopping in D.C. at the Black Cat on Saturday, Jan. 25. Doors open at 9:00 p.m.