“hazy indie-punk that fans of Wavves, Best Coast, Vivian Girls, etc may not want to sleep on.” – BrooklynVegan

Today, Miami lo-fi punk trio Las Nubes shared their new single “Demonize” via a premiere with BrooklynVegan. The song stems from their upcoming split with fellow Miami band Palomino Blond out March 13th on BuFu Records. Inspired by the critically-acclaimed documentary, 13th, “Demonize” highlights the band’s textured blend of slow gazing vocals and crunchy guitars that feel akin to the greats of the ‘90s like The Breeders and Lush. The track follows the release of Palomino Blond’s emotionally empowering single “Damage,” which you can stream here. Both sides of the split were recorded and mixed by Jonathan Nuñez of Miami heavy legends Torche and mastered by Zach Weeks at GodCity Studio. You can pre-order the split now via Bandcamp and find the tracklisting and artwork below.

Guitarist/Vocalist Ale Campos said on writing “Demonize”:

“Contrary to usual Las Nubes writing methods, the lyrics for ‘Demonize’ were written first after watching 13th, a documentary on the criminalization of African Americans and the injustice of mass incarceration. The riffs poured out shortly after.”

EP Artwork
1. “Demonize” – Las Nubes
2. “Tararear” – Las Nubes
3. “7th Heaven” – Palomino Blond
4. “Damage” – Palomino Blond

Recently named Best Band by the Miami New Times, Las Nubes have become one of “South Florida’s most beloved bands – a distinction they’ve earned through hard work and infectious hooks.” The band’s core trio consists of of Ale Campos (guitar/vocals), Nina Carolina (bass/vocals), and Emile Milgrim (drums), along with rotating live members Steph Taylor (The State Of), Gabriel Duque (Zeta), and Cuci Amador (Afrobeta). Their debut album, SMVT, released via the SRR Label in summer 2019, found the band receiving praise from NPR Alt.Latino, BrooklynVegan, and Razorcake to name a few. To date, Las Nubes has shared stages with The Coathangers, Sheer Mag, Torche, and more. Most recently, they performed as Iggy Pop’s backing band for a GUCCI x Snap event in December 2019 during Miami Art Week, making them the first all-female lineup of The Stooges.

Palomino Blond are a Miami, FL-based quartet formed in late 2017 by dual-fronted guitarists and vocalists Carli Acosta and Kyle Fink. The duo self-released the 2018 Demos EP and shortly thereafter added bassist Raven Nieto and drummer Jake Karner (also of The Polar Boys). Early 2019 saw the release of the “Creature Natural” single and video causing a stir locally – with the Miami New Times even going as far to say that “Palomino Blond is taking Miami by storm” and calling it one of The 20 Best Miami Songs of 2019. The band’s early organic success in the SouthEast US has led them to sharing the stage with The Black Lips, A Place to Bury Strangers, and Chastity Belt, while their live performance has drawn comparisons to The Smashing Pumpkins and Sonic Youth.


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