Has Combo Chimbita made the best Latin Alternative song of 2019 so far?
Yes – obviously they have. We got an advance copy of their new album Ahomale a few months ago, we’ve been listening to it on repeat, and frankly it’s hard for us to figure out which of its ten tracks deserve that title. Clearly it’s one of them.
Fortunately, NPR’s World Cafe has chimed in, and apparently the best song is… “Ahomale” and “Brillo Más Que El Oro (La Bala Apuntándome).”* Here at AmApAc, we pride ourselves on our math and we’re fairly sure that’s actually two songs. But we can’t blame NPR, because it’s hard to pick favorites on a record this good. And the band did, of course, create a joint video that combines the two songs in much the same way as Green Day did with “Brain Stew/Jaded” back in the day. Check out the video via the NPR article here.
Do you want to see Combo Chimbita live? If you don’t, you’re wrong. See them here:
05/28 – Off Broadway – St. Louis, MO
05/30 – Ace of Cups – Columbus, OH
05/31 – Club Cafe – Pittsburgh, PA
06/01 – Boot & Saddle – Philadelphia, PA
07/03 – New City Brewery – Easthampton, MA
07/04 – Bar Le Ritz -Montreal, QC
07/05 – The Rec Room – Toronto, ON
07/06 – UFO Factory – Detroit, MI
07/08 – The Empty Bottle – Chicago, IL
07/09 – U of Wisconsin – Madison, WI
07/10 – 7th Street Entry – Minneapolis, MN
07/16 – Northside Tavern – Cincinnati, OH
07/17 – Beachland Tavern – Cleveland, OH
07/18 – 9th Ward – Buffalo, NY
07/19 – BSP Kingston – Kingston, NY
07/25 – Prince’s Island Park – Calgary, AB
* Technically, this article was unranked. But Combo Chimbita was listed first so clearly they’re the favorite.