June 28, 2007 at 7:07 pm Leave a comment


Among the many albums being released this winter, few have been more highly anticipated at the soy so lindo headquarters than Boreales’ Lecciones. We first saw Boreales perform in August 2005, in La Casa de Rock, a post-Cromañón era house-turned-music venue in Belgrano. But between outside obligations and line-up changes, the quartet wasn’t able to focus on the album until a year later. The result, Lecciones, proves that it was worth the wait.

The band cites Joy Division and the Cure as inspiration, but really, this is an album inspired by the angst of 90s rockers– from the sorrow of Nirvana to the grit of PJ Harvey. Singer Melisa Monge adds depth to the murky guitar strums and steady drum beats from her backing bandmates Chino and Andres Centrone, reaching both the steeliest and softest of notes in mere seconds. At times it’s surf rock on downers, at other times it’s space rock stuck on earth; in both instances, angst and heartbreak serve as a sonic blanket.

Quite fittingly, Lecciones includes a cover of The Lemonheads song “Style,” adding their own down-tempo twist to the 90s indie rockers’ tune. The other standouts on the album are “Al Caer” and “You Escape,” which you can listen to at the Boreales myspace page.

For more information on the band, to buy a copy of Lecciones, and look for future concert dates, check out their fotolog page.–REBECCA


Entry filed under: indie, music, review, rock.

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