Released: May 2009
Label: Nacional Records
It's easy to hear why Los Amigos is such a popular band to see live. Their fifth album grabs up just about every vibrant, booty-shaking, up-'til-dawn genre that's ever lived and throws them into a giant party mix: lounge grooves, cosmic funk, alt-rock, dub and a whole lotta disco. The kitschy campiness that dominated Superpop Venezuela is toned down but not gone, thankfully. Instead, it's shaped into subtler hints, like the kicky lead single "Mentiras" (which has an air of Saturday morning cartoons about it to our ears) and the flat-out awesome, Latin dance butt-rock that is "Merengue Killa."