Eres Mi Necesidad
Label: Disa, LLC
Banda's at its best when the vocals can match the trembling vibrato of the brass. Well, newcomer El Bebeto's got that covered: vocally, this banda matches its horn section swell for swell, tremor for tremor, and theatric for theatric to create a poppy, brassy cacophony. Their debut encapsulates both the idiosyncrasies and the surprisingly organic quality of the genre: on paper, pop vocals over nothing but winds should be weird, but in practice, it's positively winning. Don't miss "Sientelo, Bailalo y Gazalo," the group's banda-riffic take on tropicalia.