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Fin Del Mar

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Rising and Crashing - indepent release, 2006



In a living room just north of downtown San Antonio, Texas, two guys, a guitar, a Marshall half-stack, a beat up vintage drum kit and an imagination about to be born marked the beginning of FIN DEL MAR. On New Years Day of 2003, guitarist Jose Carrillo and drummer Johnny Hernandez didnt leave that living room until something was created.

With both of their musical background histories, the two set out on a project that, at the time, was a day-by-day engagement. After months of writing and rehearsing, the writing continued as the band gigged, wooing fans with their melodic and thought-provoking instrumental music for the next year and a half. FIN DEL MAR then began to try out bassists.

During that time, the band recognized the talent of a close friend and recruited him to add what they collectively thought of as, "wonderful layers added to the gaps in our music," on the piano. Not exactly wanting to be pigeonholed as a keyboardist, Robert Cevallos quickly provided the layers of piano and Wurlitzer (along with some synthesizer for good measure) that FIN DEL MAR was looking for.

After more tryouts and a couple of temporary bassist situations, the now instrumental trio found the bassist they were looking for. John Cortez came from a variety of musical genres, including San Antonio local bands like, Mercury Dive, Jackie on Acid and Pseudo Buddha. FIN DEL MAR knew right away that Cortez was the man for the job.

Fitted like a jigsaw puzzle and running like a well-oiled machine, FIN DEL MAR worked the indie-rock circuit as a purley instrumental quartet. It wasn't until just recently that they added the soothing, jazzy vocals of a young lady named Allison on a few numbers.
The original idea of being an instrumental band came to the founding members as way to dive head first with gigging and getting their name out in forefront of San Antonio-based bands without relying on a singer, but instead, allowing fans to picture in their minds the stories, emotions and impulses their music evidently provokes. Now, they paint an even brighter picture with a vocalist as an added instrumentalist. The band is currently embarking on breaking out of the city to deliver a style of smooth indie-rock like no other.

FIN DEL MAR is currently working on pushing their newest upcoming effort entitled, RISING AND CRASHING with creatively outrageous tracks like, Loud Careless Mistakes, The Rapture, The Letterbox Epic, and the self-titled track, Fin del Mar. The band has been networking and gigging with the likes of, AM Syndicate, I Love You But Ive Chosen Darkness, The Umbrellas, Glorium, Fu Manchu and Mates of State. Other influences include Sunny Day Real Estate, Fugazi, Appleseed Cast, Sonic Youth, Sigur Ros, Explosions in the Sky, Godspeed! You Black Emperor, Mogwai, The Sea & Cake, Centro-matic, Wilco and Tristeza, Weezer, Dinosaur Jr., My Bloody Valentine, Pink Floyd, The Beatles, Sufjan Stevens and Yo La Tengo.
They are available for booking, looking for representation and searching for that magical opportunity to bring you some of the most unique, incredibly creative indie-rock that has ever come out of San Antonio, Texas.