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Paleta Sonora the NEW album from THEE COMMONS Available July 28 on Cosmica Records — MORE Summer Tour Dates Announced AND The Paleta Sonora U.S. Tour Begins Sept 16
Since banding together in 2012, psychedelic cumbia-punk trio Thee Commons have made waves in and around their hometown of East LA.
Featuring los hermanos Pacheco and bassist Jose Rojas, these romp ‘n’ rollers have managed not only to marry two unlikely genres -- world’s apart -- in perfect pastiche harmony but have also compiled a prolific catalog of music.
Their latest is an ambitious 18-song album Paleta Sonora, which will be released on July 28 via LA-based Cosmica Records.
The first single "Milk and Honey" is streaming on Soundcloud, Spotify and Apple Music.
Thee Commons will kick off a heavy touring schedule in support of the new record next weekend. The trek includes festival dates, club shows and a series of shows with Fidlar. The band's Paleta Sonora U.S. Tour launches on September 16 and includes dates with Nina Diaz (Girl In A Coma). See dates below. Tickets available here.
Named #15 on LA Weekly’s “LA’s 20 Best Live Shows of 2016” outranking the likes of ELO, Bruce Springsteen and The Who, Thee Commons have created a buzz with their vivacious performances.
Chris Ziegler founder of LA Record wrote about Thee Commons, “Live, they’re fearless, confident and ready to go off-script at a moment’s inspiration. It’s wild stuff, just as it absolutely should be.” To which Chris Kissel of LA Weekly further comments, “If Thee Commons aren’t the best live band in Los Angeles, they’re damn near the top.”
Altogether, Thee Commons have played well over a hundred shows, gaining in the process hundreds more in fans -- those eager for something new to call their own. They have performed at several of Southern California’s prestigious venues and festivals, including Coachella, Echo Park Rising, Desert Daze, Viva Pomona, The Echoplex of Echo Park, The Regent Theatre of Downtown Los Angeles, the Glasshouse of Pomona, the Roxy of West Hollywood and the Observatory of Santa Ana; have been hosted for a residency by pocho wine bar Eastside Luv of Boyle Heights -- which consisted of a weekly burlesque-dancer-entangled-affair dubbed the “Cumbia Psicodelica Cabaret”; and have opened up for such acts as Chicano Batman, Bomba Estereo, Thee Midniters and even unofficially -- by way of an impromptu guerilla-style street show -- for The Pixies.
Discographically, Thee Commons’ “DIT” (do it together) hard work ethic has yielded them a debut 7-inch vinyl EP paradoxically titled Sunburn at Midnight -- self-released spring 2013 -- and a fragmented compilation entitled Rock is Dead: Long Live Paper and Scissors, which is to say an 8-volume limited edition EP series, the volumes of which they released successively throughout 2014. As of 2015, however, Rock is Dead is available, as a full-feature 20-song CD, and as a specialty, limited edition cassette and 10-inch -- 10-song -- vinyl originally co-released by the independent O.C. label Burger Records. 2016 brought about their sophomore album Loteria Tribal co-released with Burger Records on CD, Cassette and limited edition Flexi Vinyl. The same year also brought about two new 7-inch vinyl’s that include their refreshing cover of Los Saico’s “Demolicion,” on Denver, Colorado’s Heavy Dose Records, and a single of “La Fiesta” an obscure swinging Mexican cover b/w a grungy cover of Selena’s “La Carcancha” on Steady Beat Records out of San Pedro, CA.
Looking forward, 2017 Thee Commons plan to release the ambitious 18 song junior follow up album Paleta Sonora on July 28.
Teamed up with Cosmica Artists Management group and Monterey Int. Booking Agency, the future looks auspicious for these young and determined “chunsters” who doggedly strive to perfect their hypnotic yet invigorating act -- which includes an intertextual take on Nirvana's “Love Buzz” and a punk cover of Selena’s “Baila Esta Cumbia”-- and disseminate the perfect pastiche that is psychedelic cumbia punk.
Tickets available here.
What others are saying about Thee Commons
"Live, they’re fearless, confident and ready to go off-script at a moment’s inspiration. It’s wild stuff, just as it absolutely should be..."- LA Record
"If Thee Commons aren’t the best live band in Los Angeles, they’re damn near the top."- LA Weekly
"Thee Commons are living proof that the creative musical soil of East Los Angeles is still richly fertile. Bands have emerged from its epicenter for decades reshaping the sounds of each coming generation. Brothers David and Rene Pacheco are making sure that new groups can still catch a buzz by offering up an energetic blend of cumbia, pysch and punk"- OC Weekly
"'Thee Commons‘ cumbia happily submits to possession by psych, garage, and punk spirits — sinister and snarling, but forever bailable."- Remezcla
"Thee Commons, whom I’d remotely heard about through word-of-mouth, blew me away that exact day. Not because they are the greatest of all time or most musically polished, but because their presence as a band on stage had what a lot of others lack: they were having fun up there, and it translated to a public who had no idea who they were."- KCRW
"Thee Commons, who describe themselves as “Unconventionally attractive Psychedelic Cumbia Punks from East Los Angeles,” are still what Next Big Sound considers Promising — not Undiscovered, but not yet Established...And social media engagement turned to actual, real-life engagement during their performance at the Sonora Stage on Saturday night..."- Forbes
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