SPIN Says Combo Chimbita Just Might Save Rock ‘N’ Roll
“Psychedelic cumbia band Combo Chimbita just might be the planet’s top candidate for the saviors of rock ‘n’ roll,” wrote SPIN in a recent roundup of the “50 Best Rock Bands Right Now,” linked right here. The site explains that “the band members listened to punk and metal early on in Colombia before exploring Afro-Caribbean music as crate-digging, grown-up musicians in the U.S. Lead singer Carolina Oliveros sang in a metal band while studying opera, and it shows in the controlled burn of her vocals. It all makes sense when you witness the trippiness — and heaviness — of their live show. So, yes, it’s cumbia (of the futuristic, genre-melting type), but it’s also one of the best rock tickets out there.” The quartet has four new songs at radio now and is set to tour with Lido Pimienta next year.