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Como Las Movies is a contemporary synth-cumbia quartet from Austin led by Nelson Valente Aguilar who combines his pan-Latin and pop musical influences into an unmissable duality that has been endearingly referred to as the Nuevo Wave sound. The band’s latest EP of the same name explores cinematic textures and lush rhythms that nod to British New Wave and Son Jarocho love songs on a spine of fundamental cumbia.
“…occupying a space where traditional Tejano,
Cumbia, and Son Jarocho music meet face to face with synth-heavy new wave inspiration.
It’s not a dense space with many inhabitants…in fact they may be there by themselves.”
– José Galvan KCRW
“...expressly cinematic, but thrives on spacey Latin pop tunes…”
-Kevin Curtin, The Austin Chronicle
“…a band for the world we grew up in: where The Cure could coexist with Soda Estereo, where cumbia was just as common as Depeche Mode.”
– Latino Rebels
“Don’t be surprised if you hear them in the near future on the big screen…”
-Joel Moya, Remezcla