Quitapenas is a nine-piece group from Riverside whose name means, we're told, “take away your worries.” They've got afro-Cuban influences and are putting a new spin on cumbia. Which, if you ask us, is something that could use a new spin!
Below, we've got the premiere of their single “Mas Tropical,” which was produced by musician-about-town Lewis Pesacov of White Iris records and sounds like a vacation. (Perhaps the type out-of-towners think they're getting when they come to L.A. this time of year. Sorry everybody!)
Pesacov also produced their track “Que Te Pasa,” which along with “Mas Tropical” was made “live to tape with minimal overdubs to capture the nuances and vibe of the band's live output,” according to their press release. You can buy them both on a 7″ (along with a download).
Viva Inland Empire!
Below: The group performs “Que Te Pasa” at White Iris Studios