The deluxe version comes with an extended second disc featuring a selection of live songs recorded during a 2009 show in Dublin, Ireland, where the band was living at the time of release – the video of album cut “Satori” below is from this show at the Olympia Theatre.According to Brooklyn Vegan the early summer tour will highlight songs from reissue is set for a May 5th release through ATO Records.Rodrigo meanwhile writes most of the melodies and wields a plectrum to play monster riffs and melodic solos, leaving Gab to create the song structures based on Rod’s melodies.First things first: please don’t mistakenly label them as folk, Latin or, most egregiously, flamenco – although they are influenced by all of those – as the only genre they both feel comfortable with is rock.“People still confuse our music with flamenco music, probably because we play nylon-string guitars and there is an influence,” Gabriela says.To mark the album’s milestone, the musicians have announced a U. tour that stops at the Electric Factory on Saturday, June 10th.The tour comes after Rodrigo Sánchez and Gabriela Quintero announced that they will reissue the breakthrough effort this spring.
They began by busking but then broke internationally thanks to the millions of views the You Tube videos illustrating their enormously emotive guitar playing racked up.
Ixtapa - "Ixtapa is a very beautiful, very Mexican town." Roby Lakatos' wildly soaring violin solo is a perfect counterpoint to the melodic and percussive guitars.
Stairway to Heaven - "Ixtapa was our very own Stairway to Heaven!
Only an unshakeable faith in perseverance kept them going.
Satori describes the Zen - like moment of enlightenment they felt when they came through the storm.