Y La Bamba shares new song “Rios Sueltos” off Forthcoming EP — Tour Kick Off at KCRW Summer Nights Aug 10

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Crossover hitmakers Y La Bamba are back with a new single from a brand new record as well as fresh tour dates that begin right here in LA. “Rios Sueltos” is colorful both sonically and visually, considering the accompanying clip; it will appear on the band’s next EP, Entre Los Dos, due out September 20 via Tender Loving Empire. To celebrate the release, the band is headed on a tour that will take them from the US to Europe and back again; the kickoff will be in Santa Monica this Saturday, August 10th as part of KCRW’s Summer Nights

It can be hard to keep up with the lyrics of Y La Bamba’s latest. Frontwoman Luz Elena Mendoza practically raps the words; they come as quickly and frequently as the faces in the video. Each one has their own story and journey, united under this fiery single, whose title aptly translates to “free rivers.” The forthcoming 10” EP and video alike originated in Guadalajara as part of a pilgrimage of sorts for Mendoza, as she wrote in an essay published on The Talkhouse

“What I have been experiencing will take some time to articulate — falling in love con la tierra de mi sangre, face-to-face with my ancestors, leaning closer with my history, bathing in the blood that has restored strength within me. … The journey of being in the motherland has been profound as I continue to search throughout the soil that my parents, family, and ancestors have walked on.” – Luz Elena Mendoza, Y La Bamba

RSVP here for KCRW’s Summer Nights on August 10th. Pre-order Entre Los Dos here. Follow Y La Bamba on Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook

Y La Bamba’s Tour

Aug 10 – Los Angeles, CA @ KCRW Summer Nights
Aug 11 – Tijuana, MX @ Moustache Bar
Aug 12 – Tucson, AZ @ Hotel Congress
Aug 14 – San Antonio, TX @ Paper Tiger
Aug 15 – Houston, TX @ Satellite Bar
Aug 16 – Dallas, TX @ Ruins
Aug 18 – Denver, CO @ Larimer Lounge
Aug 22 – Boise, ID @ Botanical Garden Summer Escape
Aug 24 – Pomona, CA @ The Glass House (Viva Pomona)
Aug 30 – Seattle, WA @ Bumbershoot
Aug 31 – Minneapolis, MN @ Icehouse
Sep 01 – Wisconsin Dells, WI @ Los Dells Festival
Sep 07 – Vigo, SPA @ Sinsal
Sep 11 – Zurich, SWI @ Bogen F
Sep 12 – Oviedo, SPA @ La Lata de Zinc
Sep 13 – Madrid, SPA @ Guacamayo
Sep 14 – Braga, POR @ Theatro Circo
Sep 19 – Málaga, SPA @ Centro Cultural
Sep 20 – Sta Cruz Tenerife, SPA @ Festival Boreal
Sep 21 – Barcelona, SPA @ BAM Festival
Sep 23 – Castellón, SPA @ SONS
Sep 28 – Donosti, SPA @ Festival Dabadaba
Oct 04 – Reno, NV @ Offbeat Music Festival
Oct 24 – Portland, OR @ Doug Fir
Oct 25 – Portland, OR @ Doug Fir

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