Let us continue on on this Spanish thing I’ve got of late; there’s no one else but Samira to blame for this, as I’ve said.
You may think otherwise but my knowledge of Spanish Pop is embarrassingly limited. I’ve heard things, I’ve heard of things, but never really paid attention, unless when it comes to Elefant, and even then, only their more recent releases. It’s been only after Samira that its fervor and comeliness started to get under my skin.
First stop, Annika Records coming out of Barcelona, whose lovely Facebook page I’m currently devouring. Now, I’ve sworn to myself I wouldn’t waste any more money on postage this year, but that proved very hard to stick to. See, I just bought this off them, a double cd digipak comp which must be an indiepop artefact. The cd itself is discounted for a limited time but the postage is …ouch…
The whole thing sounds delicious (I already had mp3s) but the band I was most interested in was Superété. This was the band that Sandra Belda sung in before she took part in California Snow Story. Wonderful singer, reminds me a lot of Melanie Whittle from The Hermit Crabs. I’ve uploaded on soundcloud their only two tracks I could find, one from Roque’s blog (I should’ve known better to pay more attention to him) and one, still coming from Roque I believe, from this blog, once a great source for indiepop finds. Hopefully no one would mind.
Now I’m off to watch the election day specials!