May 23, 2024

ifitbeyourwill S03 E30 • Las Nubes

On this episode of ifitbeyourwill podcast we feature indie punk outfit Las Nubes, a Miami band who discuss their music career and much anticipated upcoming album. Frontperson Ale Campos has collaborated with prominent figures like Iggy Pop and their music is known for its emotional depth and cathartic energy. The upcoming album "Tormentus Mausanus" is a culmination of Ale's experiences during the pandemic, a divorce, and finding oneself admits shifting times, set to be released on June 14th. Enjoy 🎙️ 

After years of touring and recording sessions all over the US and Mexico, the Miami-based Las Nubes return with ‘Tormentas Malsanas,’ a multilingual sonic explosion of Garage Pop, Shoegaze, Dream Pop, and Punk. The album’s lead single was released by the Thurston Moore-owned Ecstatic Peace / Daydream Library label, and their past work has been praised by, Brooklyn Vegan, NPR: Alt.Latino, Rolling Stone, IDIOTEQ, BBC 6 Music and Talkhouse, as well as Iggy Pop, who even penned the album cover’s hype quote. 

“Las Nubes are far and away the hottest band in Miami, and the most socially relevant. Like the children and the young at heart across North and South America, they rock from the soul, covered in tattoos and attitude. They represent an uncompromising lifestyle trend that is the future. They’re fucking loud, too.” – IGGY POP (Tormentas Malsanas Hype Sticker Quote)

“[T]he perfect soundtrack for a long afternoon in your bedroom, waiting for something larger than us to heal.” – NPR ALT.LATINO

“Las Nubes’ undeniably catchy songs transition from melancholy dream pop to blistering punk rock as easily as their lyrics do from English to Spanish.” – TALKHOUSE

It’s hazy indie-punk that fans of Wavves, Best Coast, Vivian Girls, etc may not want to sleep on.” – BROOKLYN VEGAN

‘Tormentas Malsanas’ translates to “unhealthy storms,” a tongue-in-cheek tribute to the reality of living through Miami summers. Similar to the way a clear day turns gray, the new album addresses common and uncommon struggles through the energetic buoyancy of Las Nubes’s trademark loud as hell, garage pop sound. The heavy emotions addressed through the lyrics crossed with their vibrant and dynamic instrumental arrangements give the album a sense of hopefulness that reminds listeners: even the most turbulent moments don’t last forever.

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