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Será by La Vida Boheme
Released: May 2013
Label: Nacional Records
La Vida Boheme takes their name seriously. Their second album is an enticingly hip melange of dance-punk fierceness, art rock ferocity and revolutionary fire that sounds like a party you hope you're cool enough to attend. And into that bohemian chaos, the Venezuelan band interjects just the right Latin nuances (a warm horn here, a cuatro strumming there), and just the right amount of smart references to their home country's politics (see "La Bestia"). They're staking a formidable claim for Latino voices in the future of indie rock. When they say "El Futuro Funciona," we believe them.
Rachel Devitt