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Money Chicha - 'Echo en Mexico' (album stream) (premiere)

If you’re looking for a psychedelic trip to top off your end of week, look no further than Money Chicha's new album.

Money Chicha, as you might guess from the name, make chicha (or Peruvian cumbia, depending on your preferred nomenclature). It’s a style of music influenced by both traditional Suramericana music and guitar-drenched surf and psychedelic rock from the ‘60s. If you’re looking for a psychedelic trip to top off your end of week, look no further. Here’s an hour-odd collection of instrumental scuzz, percussive glory, and monumental guitar. It’s a wonderful mezcla of two fields which are incredible on their own, and Echo en Mexico proves that they sound great when combined.

“On Echo en Mexico we took what we learned from playing in the contemporary Latin orchestra format with Grupo Fantasma and the more psychedelic Funk rock style of Brownout,” says the band. “We blended it with the classic chicha sound, added a pinch of our South Texas/North Mexico border flavor and let it simmer.”

Echo en Mexico drops next Friday, July 22 on Vampisoul. Ahead of its official release, stream the full thing below.

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