Album Preview: The Pinker Tones

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Pinker TOnes Modular

The Pinker Tones are a longtime KCRW favorite and we have an advance listen of their new album “Modular” streaming now as part of our Album Preview series! The band is set to debut their new material in a live setting at the prestigious Latin Alternative Music Conference this July. KCRW is LAMC’s radio sponsor and DJ Raul Campos will be there broadcasting live and reporting back on all the excitement.

In the meantime, check out the new album and some choice words from KCRW DJ & Music Librarian Eric J Lawrence:

“It doesn’t take a detective to figure out that The Pinker Tones are one of our favorite bands here at KCRW.  For nearly a decade, the Barcelona-based duo of Mister Furia and Professor Manso have practiced a unique brand of musical alchemy that fuses hummable pop melodies with hip-twisting electronic break beats and topped with a decidedly international flavor, and this kind of eclectic recipe has always found a home amongst our DJ’s and listeners alike.  Consequently they have had great success on their various appearances on Morning Becomes Eclectic, as well as performing a stellar DJ set at one of our Sounds Eclectic concert evenings, and they have been a lynchpin of Nacional Records’ premiere line-up of Latin Alternative superstars.

For Modular, their fourth studio album, they have upped the ante with the addition of a full-time drummer, lending a more-driving pulse to their sound. However their trademark percolating synths and hip-hop-flavored rhymes still dominate the Tones’ tones. Echoes of Kraftwerk, Depeche Mode, Ladytron and Beck flit around, while Furia & Manso stake their claim as the best Latin Alternative band around.”

LAMC 2010